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, …

Beyond Crisis Conference

Beyond Crisis Conference

Online conference, 17-18 April 2020, MA Eco-Social Design, Free University of Bozen–Bolzano. A public live stream of the inputs of Friday will be available in our youtube channel shortly before the start at 17:00 (Time zone: CEST / UTC+2h). The documentation page is ready! Beyond Crisis Outcomes & Next Steps How to use the virus-induced …

First Semester Inaugural Talk: ‘The Value of Plastic’

First Semester Inaugural Talk: ‘The Value of Plastic’

!EVENT TAKES PLACE UPCOMING MONDAY!March 2nd, 4.30 pm,  F0.03 Dear students, researchers and professors, This semester start our Faculty introduces a new event designed to foster reflections and discussion for the semester (and beyond). The Semester Inaugural Talks (SI-t), in the future integrated with Semester Inaugural workshop/s, will accompany each semester start and revolve around changing themes. As …

Supernova Exhibition & Festa!

Supernova Exhibition & Festa!

Exhibition / Esposizione / Ausstellung A Space, some People and lots of IdeasUn Luogo, delle Persone e molto IdeeEin Ort, einige Leute und viele Ideen Venerdì / Friday / Freitag, 17.1., 18:00 – 21:0021:00 SUPERNOVA FESTA!Sabato / Saturday / Samstag, 18.1., 11:00 – 19:00 Faculty for Design & Art, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, F4 (4th …

Amy Franceschini: Presence as Practice

Amy Franceschini: Presence as Practice

9 dec 2019, 18:30, unibz, C4.06 Amy Franceschini, the founder of Futurefarmers, a group of artists, designers, farmers, and architects with a common interest in creating frameworks of participation that recalibrate our cultural compass. Their work uses various media to enact situations that disassemble habitual apparatus: public policy, urban planning, educational curricula, and public transportation …

Supernova

Supernova

Exhibition / Esposizione / Ausstellung A Space, some People and lots of IdeasUn Luogo, delle Persone e molto IdeeEin Ort, einige Leute und viele Ideen Martedì / Tuesday / Dienstag, 3.12., 17:00 – 21:00Mercoledì / Wednesday / Mittwoch, 4.12., 15:00 – 21:00Bolzano Casanova, Piazza Anita Pichler Giovedì / Thursday / Donnerstag, 5.12., 17:00 – 20:30Sala …

BY DESIGN OR BY DISASTER 2020 – POSTPONED TO OCTOBER

BY DESIGN OR BY DISASTER 2020 – POSTPONED TO OCTOBER

2-5 April 2020 POSTPONED TO OCTOBERFree University of Bozen–Bolzano, Italy This series of conferences is co-developing with the Master in Eco-Social Design. It is an opportunity for a lively exchange on the creative practices contributing to social-ecological transformations. Both speakers and participants come from diverse fields of practice, ranging from progressive local farmers to internationally acclaimed …

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 13 December 2019, 12:00 a.m. If you have questions about the application procedure please send an email to Recruitment Design. For questions …

By Design or by Disaster

2 Thesis Presentations of the MA Eco-Social Design

Thursday, 14 Nov, 16:00, Faculty for Design & Art, unibz, Room F4 Freiraum Lea Luzzi: ConvivialAn interactive tool for ‘co-ideating’ social infrastructure in neighbourhoods Convivial is a participatory game designed to harness citizens’ local knowledge to creatively improve the social infrastructure in their neighbourhoods. It is designed for those who engage in community-driven neighbourhood development, …

Jan-Christoph Zoels »Change agents«

Jan-Christoph Zoels »Change agents«

By Design or by Disaster Talk Monday, 4 November 2019, 18:30 unibz, room F0.01 Adapting services to people’s behavioral models Behaviours are guided by individual and collective interpretations of what is possible. Innovative services can facilitate both behavioral and cultural change, by removing barriers to people’s actions, widening their choices and helping them to make …

Workshop: raw wool

Workshop: raw wool

🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑Am 16. + 17. November gibt Theresa Bader einen Workshop in der BASIS Vinschgau Venosta.Mit roher Wolle von Südtiroler Schafen wird experimentiert, gefärbt und gefilzt … bis ein fertiges Produkt entsteht. 🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑On the 16th and 17th of November Theresa Bader is doing a Workshop about wool in BASIS Vinschgau Venosta.Local and raw wool will be …

»Why Eco-Social-Design?« with Kris >< Krois

»Why Eco-Social-Design?« with Kris >< Krois

Wednesday, 23 October 18:30, unibz. F0.01 The multiple crises require fundamental changes. Part of it is the reorientation of professional roles and practices for contributing effectively to the urgently needed social-ecological transformation. Eco-Social Design is responding to this need by cultivating design practices that are transforming the relations among humans and between humans and nature, …

The Pursuit of Happiness

The Pursuit of Happiness

Sa 19.10.2019, h.10-17, Piazza Università / Universitätsplatz Auf der ganzen Welt wird die Lebensqualität am Bruttoinlandsprodukt gemessen, auch wenn dieser gängige Ansatz begrenzt, teilweise sogar kontraproduktiv ist. Dank eines kulturellen und persönlichen Wachstumsprozesses entwickelt jeder Mensch in der Regel seine eigene Vorstellung von langfristigem Zufriedenheits-Glück, diese wird aber selten von den öffentlichen Organen berücksichtigt.„Was macht …

»Infrastructures for Commoning« with Jennifer Schubert

»Infrastructures for Commoning« with Jennifer Schubert

The infrastructural approach helps to understand visible and invisible connections as they appear through digital communication, services or relationships between humans. Therefore the approach is suitable for identifying and strengthening common goods within all factors involved. But how to deal with socio-material infrastructures within design projects? How to build long term infrastructures in times of …