☛ House to Astonish » Charts – 29 June 2014
☛ Questioning the “critical” in Speculative & Critical Design — Medium
"A random word with a completely unrelated random word in brackets? A European-sounding bloke and a British-sounding woman? Why, would this be a licensed European dance record with a vocal track added, by any chance?
Indeed it is! Heldens is a teenage producer from Rotterdam, and in addition to “Gecko”, his other singles include “Stinger”, “Juggernaut”, “Striker”, “Triumph”, “Buzzer”, “Javelin” and “Panther” – all of which sounds like an Avengers line-up waiting to happen.”§
"And because if we don’t call out your privilege — though you dismiss it as “misguided suggestions of privilege” — this is what will keep on happening: SCD will never evolve past a discipline stuck in its own little universe of weather forecasts and smart fridges, incapable of seeing how shallow its own speculations are, and how much more relevant and inclusive they could be."