“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.” 
Glossary Contributions: Democratization, Innovations, Lifestyle, Politics. In: Angelika Nollert, Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum · Friedrich von Borries (Hg.): Friedrich von Borries: Politics of Design. Design of Politics. S. 129-146. London: Koenig Books Ltd. 

Catalogue graphic design: Ingo Offermanns