Tomás Saraceno | Investigations into the potentials of sky-life. Reykjavic Marathon, 2007 | © Tomás Saraceno
We begin with the question of objectives and transformation models that characterise the relationship between designers and social processes. Based on a critical retro spective of the classical avant-garde, we will look at exemplary and controversial positions in the world of today.
a) The model of the artist-engineer as redeemer
Boris Groys, New York / Karlsruhe
b) Technological Transformation
Gui Bonsiepe, Buenos Aires / Florianópolis
c) Spatial Agency
Lara Schrijver, Antwerp
d) Design and system innovations: from critique and constraints to conditions for co-creation?
John Grin, Amsterdam
Presentation Lilet Breddels, Amsterdam