Tomás Saraceno | Investigations into the potentials of sky-life. Reykjavic Marathon, 2007 | © Tomás Saraceno
The symposium concludes with a controversial debate that fundamentally questions the status of the designer in society: Does design have a potential to emancipate society, or is it autonomously self-referential? Or does engaged art serve merely as camouflage for political conflicts that are thereby not addressed, but merely aestheticised?
Keynote Reinhold Martin, New York
With speakers of the previous panels
Presentation Bernd Scherer and Philipp Oswalt, Berlin