MA Eco-Social Design → Project 2: CARE

MA Eco-Social Design → Project 2: CARE

… caring be viewed as a species activity that includes everything that we do to maintain, continue, and repair our ‘world’ so that we can live in it as well as possible. That world includes our bodies, our selves, and our environment, all of which we seek to interweave in a complex, life-sustaining web. Bernice …

By Design or by Disaster Conference 2021: Workstorming → transformative work for livelihoods

By Design or by Disaster Conference 2021: Workstorming → transformative work for livelihoods

By Design or by Disaster Conference on working on transformation and the transformation of work.New Date: 23–26 September 2021Bolzano–Bozen & Upper Vinschgau (South Tirol, Italy) Call for 7 x 7 short inputs related to transformative work for livelihoods. EXTENDED: 27 July 2021 A great social-ecological transformation towards sustainable, resilient, and solidary modes of living and …

Transforming the City by Care

Transforming the City by Care

10 micro trasformazioni a Bolzano Don Bosco10 micro-interventions in Bolzano Don Bosco Presentazione di Transforming the City by Care (TCC), un progetto sviluppato all’interno del Master in Eco-Social Design e nato dagli intenti comuni e dalla collaborazione tra la Libera Università di Bolzano, la cooperativa sociale OfficineVispa e L’Ufficio Famiglia, Donna, Gioventù e Promozione sociale …

Seçil Uğur Yavuz: From the body to play design – a body-centric design project

Seçil Uğur Yavuz: From the body to play design – a body-centric design project

By Design or by Disaster TALK: Tuesday, 9 March, 17:30 Zoom link In design research, there are many methods which provides designers valuable insights during the design process. These insights are generally based on qualitative or quantitative data that is collected by using various tools and probes. When designing  interaction, the human body itself can become …

Angelika Gabauer, Sabine Knierbein: Care and the City

Angelika Gabauer, Sabine Knierbein: Care and the City

Book Presentation, Lecture and Discussion: Tuesday, 23 March, 09:00 Zoom-link Care and the City, edited by Angelika Gabauer, Sabine Knierbein, Nir Cohen, Henrik Lebuhn, Kim Trogal, Tihomir Viderman and Tigran Haas (2021, forthcoming), Routledge: New York/London. The interdisciplinary book Care and the City offers an array of contributions that deal with different manifestations and understandings …

Matthew Lee-Smith: Designing Technological Beings_Taking a Non-Human Perspective in Design

Matthew Lee-Smith: Designing Technological Beings_Taking a Non-Human Perspective in Design

Designing Technological Beings: Taking a Non-Human Perspective in Design Online talk: Friday 26th February, 17:00 link Towards the Realm of Materiality – TROMOpening a series of meetings, talks and workshops led by designers and artists to explore, through both the instruments of speculative design and transmedia processes, the oeuvre and the non-existing technologies imagined by …

Kris >< Krois: Transformation Approaches

Kris >< Krois: Transformation Approaches

By Design or by Disaster TALK: Monday, 1 March, 17:30Slides (PDF, 250 kb) There is a wide consensus that the aggravating multiple crises urgently requires a great social-ecological transformation towards more solidary, resilient and sustainable futures. There is much less consensus on how this transformation can and should be enabled. Diverse approaches, concepts and means …

David Calas: Pushing Boundaries …

David Calas: Pushing Boundaries …

By Design or by Disaster TALK: Tuesday, 23 Feb, 17:30Zoom-link Pushing Boundaries, probably a commonly used buzzword that defines the point where we are heading know in these challenging times, becomes the umbrella term of this introduction lecture.Theory-driven, research-oriented and practice-related investigations from academia and private projects show the boundaries of design in general and …

By Design or by Disaster

ERASMUS+evening 2021

Monday, 8 Feb 2021, 17:00 – 18:30 Several exchange partners of the Faculty of Design and Art present themselves. The focus is on programs of interest for the students of the MA Eco-Social Design, but the event is also relevant for students of the BA in Design and Art, who are looking for Masters programs …

Project 3: Design Research

Project 3: Design Research

Faculty: Amy Franceschini + Daniele Lupo / Design Research – Prof. Alastair Fuad-Luke(Image: MUF Art/Design: Broadway Estate Community Garden Tilbury 2005) Research through Design, Exploration and ExperimentationProject 3 occurs in the second year of the Masters in Eco-Social Design program. This third semester marks a significant shift from group work and professor-driven projects to a …

CARE BEYOND CRISES ∙ By Design or by Disaster Conference 2020

CARE BEYOND CRISES ∙ By Design or by Disaster Conference 2020

17–19 December 2020 – online and convivial with Niels Hendriks (Dementia lab), Amy Franceschini (Future Farmers), Bianca Elzenbaumer (Alpine Community Economies Lab / Brave New Alps) Andrea Vetter (Laboratory for new economic ideas), Andreas Unteidig (MA Transformationdesign, HbK Brunswickshig), Elke Krasny (exhibition & book: ‘Critical Care – Architecture and Urbanism for a Broken Planet’) and …

By Design or by Disaster

Transforming the City by Care

Nel quadro del progetto Transforming the City by Care (TCC), circa 30 studenti del Master in Eco-Social Design collaborano con la Cooperativa Sociale OfficineVispa nel quartiere Don Bosco durante il semestre invernale 2020/21 intorno allo spazio di comunità La Rotonda (all’interno del  “Lotto C” dei caseggiati IPES). Il progetto si presenta come approfondimento della collaborazione …

Teaching Position: ‘Objects–Spaces–Services’ in Eco-Social Design

Teaching Position: ‘Objects–Spaces–Services’ in Eco-Social Design

For the MA Eco-Social Design we are looking for an experienced design practitioner with a focus on ‘Objects–Spaces–Services’ co-leading the studio course ‘Project 2’ in Eco-Social Design. Here is the call. Application deadline 16 November 2020, 12:00 a.m. If you have questions about the application procedure please send an email to Recruitment Design. For questions …

Semester Inaugural Talk & Workshop about Digital Commons

Semester Inaugural Talk & Workshop about Digital Commons

Talk, Sept 28th, 4.30pm (Zoom)Workshop, Sept 29th, 9am-5pm (in presence, pre-registration required) Digital Commons – Alternative approach or naive dreaming in times of platform capitalism? The Semester Inaugural Talk and Workshop of the Winter Semester 2020/21 aims at exploring the topic of “Digital Commons”. Commons describe both shared material and immaterial resources amongst the involved …

Don Bosco Festival

Don Bosco Festival

A project coming to life, by Rendy Anoh and Shiri Mahler Back at the age of before Covid-19, when the summer semester had only begun, we met Botteghe di Cultura in the Partner Forum for project-2, which was held in the university. Botteghe di Cultura is a joined social association, made of four initiatives, in the heart of …

Kick-off: Alumni-Network for Transformers

Kick-off: Alumni-Network for Transformers

Text by Ole Gärtner Several degree programs deal with social transformation and the (im)possibility of their design. Especially social-ecological transformation and its democratic design are important to many graduates. This often means that the prospect of seeking employment in existing and established businesses and structures designed to compete, grow, and maximize profits seems not so …

Beyond Crisis @ Degrowth Vienna 2020

Beyond Crisis @ Degrowth Vienna 2020

We got a slot at the Degrowth Vienna 2020 conference – fitting perfectly the focus on “Strategies for Social-Ecological Transformation”. There we will share the experiences and outcomes of the Beyond Crisis Conference, and above all, we continue working, learning and extending the network of Transformation Engaged Actors (TEA). Yes, this is the name we …

Beyond Crisis Outcomes & Next Steps

Beyond Crisis Outcomes & Next Steps

Saskia Hebert called it a „social un-distancing-experience“, and yes, in fact, we experience the conference as a vibrant, empowering and productive coming together – not only as an interesting set of topics and talks. This was only possible through the collaboration of many people (see more here under Danke! Grazie! Thank you!). On this page, …