2015, Fri, Sep 18

Designing to what end?

Symposium: “Can design change society?”

Tomás Saraceno | Investigations into the potentials of sky-life. Reykjavic Marathon, 2007 | © Tomás Saraceno

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

The program overview