South Tyrol’s first Climate Citizens’ Assembly concluded 

South Tyrol’s first Climate Citizens’ Assembly concluded 

The Climate Citizen Assembly (CCA) South Tyrol – the Klimabürgerrat / Consiglio dei cittadini per il Clima – held its last meeting on the weekend of 1-2 June 2024.    Citizens’ assemblies have become increasingly popular in recent years, especially in the context of climate change mitigation and adaptation. They are seen as an instrument of democratization …

AND not OR

AND not OR

For the first By Design or by Disaster [1] conference in 2013 we wrote “Sustainability is unavoidable. It will happen anyway by the interplay of disastrous ecological, social and economic trends and events. But we could take initiatives: we can design and develop this transition in a process of collective decisions and actions.” [2] In other …

Being Moved: Fostering transcultural dialogue through nature-based interactions in South Tyrol

Being Moved: Fostering transcultural dialogue through nature-based interactions in South Tyrol

9th May 2024, 10.00 – 16.00: At the “Being Moved” event on Thursday on the Kornplatz (Piazza del Grano) in Bolzano, three just-graduated Eco-social Design students Anna Schuierer, Emma Fourie and Paulina Eberhardt will be presenting their Master’s thesis “Being Moved” as part of the Action Days for Political Education, organised by the Office for …

Fashion For Future Bolzano 2024

Fashion For Future Bolzano 2024

From 20.–24. April 2024: This year, as part of Fashion Revolution Week, we are focusing on the three pillars of sustainable development. Society can only function well if ecological, economic and social aspects are given equal consideration. We will introduce people and their projects that show how things can be done better, we will talk …

Social Forum sull’Abitare

Social Forum sull’Abitare

Dal 18 al 20 aprile, si terrà a Bologna il Social Forum dell’Abitare, iniziativa che vede coinvolte in rete oltre 200 organizzazioni di varia natura da ogni parte dell’Italia con l’obiettivo di promuovere politiche e pratiche per il dirotto all’abitare accessibile e giusto. In vista dell’appuntamento nazionale, sono state organizzate due serate a Bolzano (lunedì …

Culture jamming, Online hoaxes and Tactical Media lecture

Culture jamming, Online hoaxes and Tactical Media lecture

Hesso Plattner, culture jammer, tactical media and hoaxer, will give a lecture on his work and then be available for questions.  unibz, room C1.05Friday March 22nd, 15:30 Since 2013, the Berlin based artivist collective Peng!  as focused on culture jamming, online hoaxes and tactical media. Some of their media stunts include an exit organisation for secret service …

Essay: Transdisciplinary teaching and learning at the Master in Eco-Social Design

Essay: Transdisciplinary teaching and learning at the Master in Eco-Social Design

Elena Giunta of Studio Shift invited me to write a contribution for the book “Design for Social”. I took it as an opportunity to describe and reflect on the teaching/learning in and around the MA Eco-Social Design, our achievements, learnings and challenges. Abstract: The 2-year masters program in Eco-Social Design is a practice-oriented, transformation-engaged and …

By Design and by Disaster conference 2024: Call for workshops and talks

By Design and by Disaster conference 2024: Call for workshops and talks

Following the call for papers and visual essays for By Design and by Disaster Conference 2024, we are excited to announce calls for hands-on workshops and 7 x 7 talks today.  By Design and by Disaster has been bringing together people and organizations from diverse fields such as design, art, sciences, activism, rural and urban development, etc. since 2013. Taking place in BASIS Vinschgau Venosta …

”Is it possible to make culture here?”

”Is it possible to make culture here?”

A conversation of students in MA Eco-Social Design and Rosario Talevi with Robida Collective A group of students and teachers of the MA Eco-Social Design travels from Bolzano to the village of Topoló/Topolove – at the border between Italy and Slovenia – to encounter Robida collective, a young association that takes care of the abandoned …

Change Agents: Inter-institutional collaborations in social design 

Change Agents: Inter-institutional collaborations in social design 

Presentation and panel discussion connected to the Erasmus+ funded project Change Agents.  How to establish virtuous collaborations serving the real needs of different communities using design? The project Change Agents explores how to create lasting infrastructures of collaboration between different key social agents and institutional settings in social design education and practice. The project wishes …

Research Assistant – Playground: Designing Visions of Play in a More-than-Human-World

Research Assistant – Playground: Designing Visions of Play in a More-than-Human-World

UNIBZ’s Faculty of Design and Art is seeking a Research Assistant with a track record in design research in the context of eco-social transformation. The research assistant will work within the framework of the project, “Playground: Designing Visions of Play in a More-than-Human World“, funded by UNIBZ’s internal start-up grant. From the outset, this project asks …

Change Agents: Blueprints for Inter-institutional Collaborations in Social Design

Change Agents: Blueprints for Inter-institutional Collaborations in Social Design

ERASMUS+ KA203 – Strategic Partnerships for higher education  Change Agents is a “cooperation partnerships in higher education” funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. The project consortium consists of six higher education institutions (MOME, unibz, EKA, UdK, ELISAVA, Shenkar) and two NGOs as associated partners (OfficineVispa in Bozen-Bolzano and Democratic Society in Berlin).  …

Creative Composting – The role of soil in engaging communities, creating daily circularity and activating microorganisms

Creative Composting – The role of soil in engaging communities, creating daily circularity and activating microorganisms

Lecture: 11-12hDate: 6.12.2023Location: BITZ fablab Photo: DIY instructions for Terra Preta In this seminar, Ayumi Matsuzaka will share several community examples of creating Terra Preta Soil substrate in various neighbourhoods of Berlin. Since 2015, the neighbourhood of Eden garden (Berlin-Pankow) has collected kitchen waste and have created a Terra Preta substrate together. The members order …

Winter Wonder Land

Winter Wonder Land

Veronika Hackl (Vienna, Austria) Lecture: 18-19hDate: 20.11.2023Location: F4.01 The public lecture and (internal) workshop “Winter Wonder Land” explores possibilities of using public spaces in the cold season. When we speak about the use of public space and a democratization of the city, we often think of the need for green spaces, shady places to linger, …

Material Talks: Technosoil – The Origin Of The Future Soil

Material Talks: Technosoil – The Origin Of The Future Soil

Lecture: 18-19hDate: 14.11.2023Location: BITZ fablab Photo: Making of TECHNOSOIL popup exhibition. Through a public lecture and (internal) workshop we will learn and experience more about the research of multidisciplinary-designer Davide Balda on the use and study of the earth to create a new sustainable building material that replaces materials such as cement, which production processes …

On Transformative Spatial Practices

On Transformative Spatial Practices

Date: 14.11 2023 – from 14:00-16:00 A Lecture Conversation hosted by Project 3 open for all MA students On transformative Spatial Practices with Daria Habicher – introducing The future of Stilfs–Stelvio (and beyond) Marielle Scharfenberg – presenting A Place to BZ and Martina Dandolo – advancing Italy goes Mietshäusersyndikat. Daria Habicher, born 1993 in Bolzano, …

STRING FIGURES ∞ laboratori e interventi ludici

STRING FIGURES ∞ laboratori e interventi ludici

Domenica, 8.10.23, 15:30-20:00, SundayBolzano Don Bosco → La Rotonda ∞ Via Alessandria, 47B Laboratori & interventi ludici ∞ Playful workshops & interventionsMaster Eco-Social Design & OfficineVispa 15:30Opening & Visita guidata18:00Abitare Stanca: Manifesto per politiche abitative trasformative ∞ Manifesto for Transformative Housing Policies → PDF DE ∞ IT18:30Aperitivo lungo & musica »Questo significa aprirsi a collaborazioni …

Parliament of Sustainable Fashion: Online Conference 08/10

Parliament of Sustainable Fashion: Online Conference 08/10

Globally the fashion industry generates a complex web of environmental and social issues; and while sustainable fashion seems to be on trend, the rate of clothing consumption continues to rise.  The sustainable fashion discourse often upholds capitalist structures and inequality. This is because it benefits the wealthy and links morality to economic status. Industry efforts …

Material Crush x Science Live

Material Crush x Science Live

During the this year’s SCIENCE LIVE, we will introduce you to established materials including our favourite sustainable alternatives from the material library at the Faculty of Design and Art. With the support of Artificial Intelligence, we will explore how to transform local byproducts into future application ideas. Curious how this works? We’ll include a live design session (Fri 19–20h) where you can see how the physical meets the digital!

Teaching Position: Transformative Work as a Livelihood

Teaching Position: Transformative Work as a Livelihood

For the MA Eco-Social Design we are looking for an experienced design practitioner with a focus on ‘Information Designer & Visual Story Telling’. Here is the call. Application deadline: 01.09.2023, 12:00 a.m. (CET). If you have questions about the application procedure, please email Recruitment Design. For questions concerning the MA Eco-Social Design and the teaching …