2024 Episode 8: Aaron Pearce

Anti-anti-loitering benches: A morally perfect object?

This episode features a conversation with Aaron Pearce, a final year undergraduate student on the BA (Hons) Product Design course at Cardiff School of Art & Design, about their final year research which explores the idea of moral objects and challenges the concept of anti-loitering benches.

In conversation with Aaron are Dr Martyn Woodward and Emma Smith.

You can find out more about Aaron’s work via his Instagram @aaronpearce_design .

If you would like to follow up on some of the ideas discussed in this episode you may find the following resources interesting:

  • Dunne, A. & Raby, F. (2013). Speculative Everything: Design, Fiction, and Social Dreaming. The MIT Press. Cambridge Massachusetts & London, England.
  • Verbeek, P. 2011. 3. Do Artifacts Have Morality? Moralizing

    Technology: Understanding and Designing the Morality of Things. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, pp. 41-65. https://doi.org/10.7208/9780226852904-004

You can view some images of Aaron’s work in the images below:


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