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What is the love affair that design has with the ideological declaration? What is it about design and art that spawns these impassioned, strong manifestos? And how do we understand manifestos as tools for shaping our field? Are they merely self-indulgent or are they important galvanizing tools? Or possibly both?

At the 2010 MGD Symposium we installed an interactive installation that would call upon participants to have layered reading experiences and take part in the creation of a public declaration for the symposium through an online wiki site.

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