Eva Hagberg

“Philip is inspiring us to take the way we have been trained to look at art – searching for meaning in forms, arguments in colors, rhetoric in style – and apply that sensibility to what we think of as “design” objects. By treating objects as meaningful in and of themselves as well as when seen within our current visual, aesthetic, and historical context, and by opening up a conversation—rather than defining and answering these tricky questions of what it all means and what it all could mean – Wood, who could be called a curator on one day and a publisher the next, a manufacturer in the morning and a vital creative collaborator in the evening, reminds us, through CITIZEN:Citizen, that the world is here for us to see, enjoy, translate, and, ultimately and in all senses, own.”

Eva Hagberg
Writer