The RTD2019 conference communication, first and foremost, serves as an identity that encapsulates diversity and progressive inquiry. As an active and ongoing presence, yet often in the periphery, the RTD2019 communication acknowledges the power of ubiquity by challenging the normative relationships between humans and objects. In an obivous nod to OOO, ANT and other perspectives that question the privileged hierarchy central to human culture, the RTD2019 conference communication offers a moment of reflection and awareness, perhaps.

The ‘Conference Companion’ is a 172 page booklet.

RTD 2019 takes over Het Nieuwe Instituut’s Pop-in space to challenge the normative relationships between humans and objects. Through an exploration of artifacts central to exhibition design, RTD offers a window into critical discourses that reflect new modes of design research and practice.