“Politics: Although politics ought to be dedicated to solving objective problems, the public functioning of politics is oriented toward the logic of the stage production. As a consequence, problem-solving retreats behind political actions that are conceived with public reception in mind, and whose function is to generate a specific mood among this public. Here, politics not only comes close to marketing, but even employs the techniques of design and (product) design for this purpose.” 
Frieder Bohaumilitzky, “Glossary contributions Democratization, Function, Innovations, Lifestyle and Politics”, In: Angelika Nollert, Friedrich von Borries (Hg.), Ausstellungskatalog Politics of Design, Design of Politics, Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum, Koenig Books, Köln 2018, S. 129-146.

Catalogue graphic design: Ingo Offermanns