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 …

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 …

»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, …

»Utopiaing« with Kris >< Krois

»Utopiaing« with Kris >< Krois

Imagining the desirable and preenacting it to make it happen Tuesday, 8 Oct, 18:30, unibz, F0.01 Apocalyptic fiction, dystopian science fiction, serious reports and publications on multiple crises and worse disasters to come, plus news on terrible things all the time, create an atmosphere of fear, hopelessness and powerlessness. While “smart” futures of tech-driven convenience …

Research Position in Socioeconomics

Research Position in Socioeconomics

The Faculty for Design & Art of the Free University of Bozen–Bolzano is looking for a researcher in Socioeconomics with a focus on heterodox approaches to value creation. A hands-on attitude and solid theoretical foundations are appreciated. Here is the call. Deadline 9 September 2019. If you have questions about the application procedure please send …

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 co-leading the studio course ‘Thesis Preparation Project’ with a focus on ‘Objects–Spaces–Services’ in Eco-Social Design. Here is the call. Application deadline 12th of August 2019, 12:00 a.m. If you have questions about the application procedure please send an email to Recruitment Design. …

Salone or Wherever: A Matter of Ideas

Salone or Wherever: A Matter of Ideas

Wednesday, 17 July 2019, 17:00, unibz, Faculty for Design & Art, C4.06 (drawing room) The Faculty for Design and Art wants to be more visible and sharpen its profile. Therefore, on 3 June several teachers and some students met to discuss whether to invest to be present at the Milano Design Week. The outcome of …

Teachers / Researchers wanted!

Teachers / Researchers wanted!

For the MA Eco-Social Design we offering a range of diverse teaching positions for the next academic year. Beyond excellence in the specific fields, we are looking for people who enjoy transdisciplinary collaboration and transformative practices. In particular, we are looking for teachers for these subjects: Design & Materials (call) Studio Course “Eco-Social Design Practice” …

To Salone or not to…

To Salone or not to…

… that is the question we would like to discuss with you on Monday, 3 June 2019, 17:30, unibz, Faculty for Design & Art, F0.01 For years the Milano Design Week has been a driver of mindsets, lifestyles and economies which consistently contributed to the acceleration of the eco-social catastrophes we now face and finally …

Call: Make Transformation Tangible!

Call: Make Transformation Tangible!

Projects, papers, provocations, products, purgatories, paradises, promises, plans, phantasies, policies, poetries … wanted, related to the topic of our annual conference BY DESIGN OR BY DISASTER: Make Transformation Tangible! 11–14 April 2019 With the organization of our conference BY DESIGN OR BY DISASTER 2019 in full swing, we’re excited to announce the MemActs*. In this …

Es lebe der Park / Vivere il Parco

Es lebe der Park / Vivere il Parco

Design und Kommunikation für die Neugestaltung und Belebung des Kapuzinerparks in Bozen Design e comunicazione per la riconfigurazione e la rivitalizzazione del Parco dei Cappuccini di Bolzano Ausstellung / Esposizioneunibz, Faculty for Design & Art, F4Fr, 18.1., 18:00-22:00Sa, 19.1., 11:00-19:00 Der Kapuzinerpark soll umgestaltet werden. Es geht aber nicht nur um rein materielle Renovierungsarbeiten, sondern …

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 …