Design-as-conflict is a framework to think with that presents strategies of design-led inquiry to reveal coercive and operational modes of conflict. Unlike conflict resolution seeking methods, design-as-conflict views conflict as a desirable, productive force.
This workshop introduces and responds to the current context of ‘nature as resource’ and emission trading which both engender different forms of financial, environmental and political leakage. Therefore proposing a design-led inquiry into leakage - with thegoal of producing a prototype for design as conflict. The deliverable is a printed map tracing leakage, interrogating its loopholes and exposing its cultural conflicts.