Designing to what end?
Symposium: “Can design change society?”
With simultaneous translation in German and English
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