Contributor: Elliott Mackie

Elliott Mackie is a London-based industrial designer who is concerned with constructing narrative through a reinterpretation of the familiar. His practice includes the development of products, system services and new design methods, seeking to navigate the intersection between traditional forms of production and emergent technologies.

Technological Disobedience: Ernesto Oroza

Cuba's 'Special Period in Time of Peace' – a euphemism for the country's economic crisis in of the 1990s – bred hardship, austere rationing, and a new material culture among citizens. Elliott Mackie speaks with Cuban designer Ernesto Oroza about the phenomenon Oroza describes as 'technological disobedience', highlighting both the ingenuity and sociopolitical and economic forces that have shaped Cuban design.