People about Material Cultures.

Visions By is a knowledge platform with an annual magazine that addresses the different perspectives on materiality and material cultures from a critical and speculative research focus. It aims at generating awareness through materials beyond their physical properties, and at considering materials as a new entitled discipline emerging from a design context.

Materials are inevitably linked to the evolution of humanity: they award identity, build heritage, and project futures. With annual presentations and participative performances by rising and consolidated designers, Visions By magazine issues are conformed by a curated eclectic mix of articles, photographic essays, interviews and case studies, englobing the different forms of understanding and exercising the material in a design context.


VISIONS BY Issue 3 New York Book Launch + Talk + Live Performance

Oct. 9, 2022 Sunday 6PM

Bungee Space
13 Stanton St, New York

We will also present VISIONS BY Issue 1&2
available for reading and purchasing.

VISIONS BY Issue No. 3 is conceptually organized around a spiral, representing the distance that the featured content presents in relation to the human body. From “deep” to “under” we find Dr. Naomi’s surgical work and understandings. Going from “under” to “between” Sara Bastai explores the relationship between objects and bodies and all the way around. Arriving at “on” we find Carlos Sáez and his Techno no aware hardware. Passing from “on” towards the unknown “?”, Luca Dobry presents a future sameness. From the “?” to the ununderstandable we have Riccardo Badano’s naturing borders and Toni Navarro’s proposals and challenges for a planetary politicswhat a future to be alive in.

Editors-in-chief: Saúl Baeza, Laura Clèries
Publisher: Onomatopee
Promoter: Elisava Research
Designer: Oficina de disseny (Diego Bustamante, Ariadna Serrahima)
Published in 2022 Selfcover
Dimensions: 142 x 284 mm / 5.59 x 11.18 inch (portrait)
Pages: 80
ISBN9: 78-94-93148-76-5


Editors-in-chief Saúl Baeza and designer Ariadna Serranhima will briefly introduce the topic of Material Cultures, VISIONS BY project and VISIONS BY Issue No. 3, its content and contributors. 

From the Berlin Wall Fall to the Coca-Cola and Mentos experiments in YouTube, the cocaine process or the Rosetta Stone. From the ice cream round shapes to the Ford T, Heinz Ketchup bottle or Abba’s primitive software. 

Proposals and Challenges for Planetary Politics, Toni Navarro
Naturing Borders, Riccardo Badano
Future Sameness: The Techno-Communist Drive in Luxury, Luca Dobry
Tecnho no Aware, Carlos Saéz
Bodies as Objects, Objects as Bodies, Sara Bastai
The Fetishisation of “Natural” is Old News, Dr. Naomi