Jan-Christoph Zoels »Change agents«

Jan-Christoph Zoels »Change agents«

By Design or by Disaster Talk Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 18:30 unibz, room C4.06   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 …

Aart van Bezooijen »Digital Crafts – A New Relationship Between Designers and Materials for More Circular Design«

Aart van Bezooijen »Digital Crafts – A New Relationship Between Designers and Materials for More Circular Design«

By Design or by Disaster Talk Monday, 5 November 2018, 18:30 unibz, room F0.03 »Materials are key ingredients to a more sustainable future« Moving towards a circular economy requires a different way of dealing with the valuable resources of our planet. A circular economy does not only involve economics but demands a stronger integration of …

Tom Bieling »Design as Inclusion«

Tom Bieling »Design as Inclusion«

By Design or by Disaster Talk Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 18:30 unibz, room F0.01 »The word disability is, at best, an inappropriate label for a poorly designed world« Tom Bieling, THE ATLANTIC, June 26, 2013 »In the conceptualisation and development of information–communication–technologies as well as in policy making, the needs, experiences and knowledge of socially …

Tues, 22.5., 10:00 Maurizio Montalti “Material alternatives and our bio-degradable future/s”

Tues, 22.5., 10:00 Maurizio Montalti “Material alternatives and our bio-degradable future/s”

Amsterdam based designer Maurizio Montalti will give a lecture “Material alternatives and our bio-degradable future/s” addressing the theme -designing with living systems and organisms-, invited by the projects Copy.Paste.Culture. and Design After Humans-Dystopia is Now. The lecture will start at 10:00 and take place on the 4th floor, room C4.06, in Faculty of Design and …

Design, Delusion, Desire

Design, Delusion, Desire

The Milano Design Week & the Desire Week at MACAO After around 30 years of working as a designer I visited the notorious Design Week Milano for the first time. I went there, because I was invited to participate in the Desire Week at the cultural center MACAO, together with my colleague Matteo Moretti and …

Holy Shit!

Holy Shit!

Die Pop-Up Ausstellung HOLY SHIT bringt ein Thema zur Sprache, das sonst eher selten in der Öffentlichkeit auftaucht: Was genau steckt eigentlich hinter dem täglichen Geschäft? Ist Scheiße wirklich scheiße? Und warum ist es wichtig, das Tabu zu brechen und darüber zu sprechen, was genau mit dem Endprodukt unserer Verdauung passiert? HOLY SHIT beleuchtet das …

Wanted: UI / UX / Viz Designers for Web / Spaces / Social Interaction

Wanted: UI / UX / Viz Designers for Web / Spaces / Social Interaction

At the Faculty for Design and Art of the Free University of Bozen–Bolzano we are looking for Designers in the intersecting fields of Interface Design, Experience Design, Social Interaction Design and Information Visualization playing out in web and/or physical spaces. There are two kind of positions: contract teacher for Interface Design in the MA Eco-Social …

Cultivating Commons by Design

Cultivating Commons by Design

The new annual theme of the MA Eco-Social Design is Commoning?! All students and teachers of the 1st year draw inspiration from the ideas and practices of cultivating Commons – in manifold ways. What are Commons? They are things/resources/projects that are managed by groups of people, who are not owners, but rather co-responsible and more …

New Blog

New Blog

The blog By Design or by Disaster has been redesigned completely (some things need to be optimized still, but we launch nonetheless – call it perpetual beta ;). The teachers and students of the MA Eco-Social Design will publish here about ongoing activities in and around the Master course, about projects, ideas and issues of design, …

MAKE WORK WORK! By Design or by Disaster Conference, 10-11 March 2017

MAKE WORK WORK! By Design or by Disaster Conference, 10-11 March 2017

Make work work! Practices in Eco-social design that are sustainable, also economically with Brave New Alps (IT, Rovereto / UK Leeds), Studio Polpo (UK, Sheffield), Raumlabor (DE, Berlin), Isacco Chiaf (IT, Tourin), Bas van Abel of Fairphone (NL, Utrecht Area / to be confirmed), Friederike Habermann (DE), Armin Bernhard (IT, Obervinschgau) In this conference we explore how …

OPEN Ateliers of the MA Eco-Social Design Fr/Sa 20/21.1.

OPEN Ateliers of the MA Eco-Social Design Fr/Sa 20/21.1.

The MA Eco-Social Design is a transdisciplinary and practice-oriented study course educating designers that aim to move towards more sustainable, resilient and fair futures. Outcomes, developments and futures At the end of each semester we open the doors to show the outcomes, give insights in the development processes and get into conversations on future potentials …

Fritz Lietsch im DoD TALK > 19.10. 20:30 unibz

Fritz Lietsch im DoD TALK > 19.10. 20:30 unibz

Das Dream Team für eine lebenswerte Zukunft: Nachhaltigkeit & Wirtschaftlichkeit Mi 19.10. 20:30, unibz, F0.01 Unternehmen für Mensch und Umwelt, Verantwortung von Führungskräften, Corporate Social Responsability. Da werden viele Unternehmenslenker sofort entgegnen: Wir sind nicht für das undefinierbare Konstrukt „Mensch und Umwelt“ zuständig, sondern zuallererst Anteilseignern und deren Profit verpflichtet! Spätestens bei der Gesellschafter- oder …