Future Fibers

Future Fibers

The textiles industry is one the most polluting realities on our planet infamous its mass-production of cheap clothing and unethical labor practices. This year’s design and production course we decided to explore and share a more positive side of textiles with innovative ways to rescue materials, do-it-yourself production and (re)considering the value of making. With …

10 June 💥 Workshop: The slightly different map: Collective mapping of structural exploitation and solidarity alternatives

10 June 💥 Workshop: The slightly different map: Collective mapping of structural exploitation and solidarity alternatives

with Lis Perks in the frame of the Sustainabilty Festival, based on KAUZ – laboratory for climate, work and future10 June 2022 at 17:00 to 19:00/20:00hFree University of Bolzano-Bozen, C3.06 We live in a world full of contradictions: exploitation and solidarity often exist next to each other. Our daily life takes place in a system …

The Growing Sneakers Project at Milan Design Week

The Growing Sneakers Project at Milan Design Week

Eco-Social Design graduate Nicholas Rapagnani will be exhibiting and discussing his interdisciplinary design/science thesis project “The Growing Sneakers” at this year’s Milan Design Week BASE (Temporary Home)Date and Time: 6-12 June from 10:00–20:00Location: BASE – Via Bergognone 34, Milan Designers in Residence From 6 to 12 June, the guesthouse of BASE (CasaBASE) becomes a temporary …

What do Landscapes dream of?

What do Landscapes dream of?

The exhibition will be on display at the Tublà da Nives Cultural Centre in Selva from 15.05.2022 until 03.07.2022. Opening hours: Thursday and Friday 4pm-7pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-12pm / 5pm-8pm. Do landscapes dream? With this question, we* want to enter a sensual, living state of consciousness and close our eyes for a moment and …

Material Talks – Future Fibers

Material Talks – Future Fibers

Material Talks is a series of lectures focusing on matter. This special edition brings together three speakers for different perspectives on the future of fibers. Date and Time: May 14, 11:00 – 12:30 (CET)Join us: Online / TEAMS Link The textile industry is one the most polluting realities on our planet with fast fashion pushing …

18 May 💥 Workshop: At the expense of others?

18 May 💥 Workshop: At the expense of others?

by Júlia Farriol Duran, based on KAUZ – laboratory for climate, work and future.18 May 2022 at 14:00 to 18:00hFree University of Bolzano-Bozen, Room F4.06 In the workshop “At the expense of others?” we shed light on the modern, often invisible structures of exploitation that constitute an essential part of Middle European prosperity and well-being. …

POSTPONED: Exhibition: Transforming the City by Care

POSTPONED: Exhibition: Transforming the City by Care

DUE TO THE BEAD WEATHER WE HAVE TO POSTPONE. We will communcate the new date asap. 7. Maggio – Piazza Don Bosco – 7 May 2022 – Il 29 ottobre 2021 abbiamo organizzato l’evento partecipativo Salotto Don Bosco (documenazione) per conoscere le esigenze del quartiere Don Bosco dalle persone che ci vivono e/o lavorano. In …

Teaching Position: ‘Eco-Social Economics’

Teaching Position: ‘Eco-Social Economics’

For the MA Eco-Social Design we are looking for an engaged teacher/researcher with a background in heterodox, feminist and transformative economics. Here is the call. Application deadline 5 May 2022, 12:00 a.m. CET. If you have questions about the application procedure, please send an email to Recruitment Design. For questions concerning the MA Eco-Social Design …

Fashion Revolution Week

Fashion Revolution Week

This year’s Fashion Revolution Week is happening from 18–24 April 2022. Please see our overview below where we share the actions by and for students, graduates and staff at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano – including a few tips! Wednesday 20th – Clothing WorkshopThe Italian-Brazilian fashion designer Maria Pasqualini will be hosting a clothing transformation …

By Design or by Disaster

Final Exam Presentations

Thursday 17th + Friday 18th of March 2022 We are more than happy to hear and share the final exam presentations of our latest Eco-Social Design master class showcasing the dedicated work of ten upcoming graduates. Check out the timetable below and feel very welcome to join us online with this TEAMS link * * …

Semester Inaugural Talk »Hybrid Experiences«, Feb 28th, 4.30pm, Unibz & MS Teams

Semester Inaugural Talk »Hybrid Experiences«, Feb 28th, 4.30pm, Unibz & MS Teams

Dear all, We warmly invite you to the next Semester Inaugural Talk happening on the first day of the new semester: “Hybrid Experiences – Challenging the binary mode of spaces, technology and materials”28/02/2022, 4:30pm, hybrid format: D1.01 & MS Teams Speakers: Elisa Poli, NABA Milano, Hybrid times and the symptoms of architectureFrancesco D’Abbraccio,Krisis Publishing, AI generated …

By Design or by Disaster

ERASMUS+evening 2022

Monday, 14 Feb 2021, 17:00 – 19:00 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 …

Transforming the City by Care 2

Transforming the City by Care 2

In the project Transforming the City by Care, 9 teams of students of the Master in Eco-Social Design are working together with the social cooperative OfficineVispa in Bolzano Don Bosco for a neighbourhood development towards a more solidary and sustainable future. Particular attention is given to the diverse social practices of care, and to social …

Professorship in ‘Transformation-engaged Design Research’

Professorship in ‘Transformation-engaged Design Research’

The Faculty of Design and Art of the Free University of Bozen–Bolzano offers an Associate Professorship for a design researcher focussing on social-ecological transformation. Your transdisciplinary approach is based on reflected practice, research through design, eco-social design, transformation design, participatory design, co-design, systemic design, commoning, action research and/or related fields. It is inspired by critical …

RADICAL CARE!

RADICAL CARE!

Your monstera is turning yellow?? Who cares!?Designers are working on harmful things??? Who cares!!Your job is pushing you to burnout?? Who cares!? Oh, you care? Great—so do we! :) By Design or By Disaster is the annually held conference of the MA Eco-Social Design at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. Join us April 7-8, 2022 …

Open Call: RADICAL CARE!

Open Call: RADICAL CARE!

7×7 7 People x 7 Minutes = 7 Short & Spicy StoriesWe are searching for seven people to share their practices, projects, stories, images and thoughts around Radical Care! Other than being limited to a length of seven minutes, we welcome any and all forms of delivery → talk, song, conversation, live-artistry, dance, slide-show, video, …

Transforming the City by Care 2021→22

Transforming the City by Care 2021→22

↓ tavoli tematici ↓ sintesi progetti All’interno del progetto Transforming the City by Care 10 team di student* del Master in Eco-Social Design stanno lavorando insieme alla cooperativa sociale OfficineVispa di Don Bosco, Bolzano, per un sviluppo del quartiere e della comunità nel senso di una trasformazione socio-ecologica verso un futuro più solidale e sostenibile. …

Teaching Position: ‘Social Interaction Design’

Teaching Position: ‘Social Interaction Design’

For the MA Eco-Social Design we are looking for an experienced expert for teaching the course ‘Social Interaction Design’. Here is the call. Application deadline 21 January 2022, 12:00 a.m. CET. If you have questions about the application procedure, please send an email to Recruitment Design. For questions concerning the MA Eco-Social Design and the …

Material Talks – Do-It-Yourself Materials

Material Talks – Do-It-Yourself Materials

This edition is all about do-it-yourself (DIY) materials. Date and Time: November 24, 9:00Location: Online / Teams link The world of materials for design is constantly evolving. Designers continually need to update themselves and find unusual lenses and novel tools to investigate this vibrant world. We have moved from traditional materials to industrial materials, and …

Silke Helfrich 13.7.1967–10.11.2021

Silke Helfrich 13.7.1967–10.11.2021

Liebe Silke, vor kurzem hat mich die traurige Nachricht Deines Todes erreicht. Durch Dich habe ich angefangen Commons und Comming zu verstehen. Du hast meinen Blick auf die Welt verändert. Den kritischen Blick auf Geschichte und Gegenwart, und das kreative Erblicken von Möglichkeiten. Der Möglichkeit einer besseren Gesellschaft, und deren Gegenwart im Bestehenden. Über dieses …

Material Talks – Hemp

Material Talks – Hemp

Material Talks is a series of lectures focused on matter. This first edition is all about hemp. Date and Time: November 2, 18:00Location: Online / Teams link Hemp is an agricultural plant that does not need insecticides or pesticides to flourish. By capturing carbon dioxide more efficiently than trees it could even reduce our carbon …

Salotto Don Bosco – Qui, i discorsi si accendono

Salotto Don Bosco – Qui, i discorsi si accendono

29/10/2021, 17:00 – 20:00 Community Hub La RotondaVia Alessandria 47/B google map A cura di OfficineVispa e del Master in Eco-Social Design della Libera Università di Bolzano in collaborazione con l’Ufficio Famiglia, Donna, Gioventù e Promozione sociale del Comune di Bolzano.  Gli studenti del corso in Eco-Social Design vi invitano a dire la vostra sul futuro di don Bosco. A scaldare la discussione …

Semester Inaugural Talk

Semester Inaugural Talk

“Democracy beyond disciplines: Transdisciplinary means, strategies, and approaches for amplified democratic practices“ Join us on Sept 27th 2020 (5pm) Unibz Aula Magna or via MS Teams // ENG: With the term “democracy”, one might directly associate the representative democratic system with its periodic elections, campaigns, and televised debates. However, democracy can also represent a vast …