»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 …

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 …

Falko Müller »…DENN SIE TUN NICHT WAS SIE WISSEN – Ökodiktatur versus Politik der kleinen Schritte«

Falko Müller »…DENN SIE TUN NICHT WAS SIE WISSEN – Ökodiktatur versus Politik der kleinen Schritte«

By Design or by Disaster Talk Montag, 10. Dezember 2018, 18:30 unibz, Raum F 0.03   Climate Campaigning Der Klimawandel ist einer der dringlichsten Herausforderungen der Menschheit. Falko Müller war Projektleiter für den Klimaschutzaktionsplan der Landeshauptstadt München. Diese Kampagne zielt darauf ab, Menschen zu einem klimafreundlichen Verhalten zu motivieren. Falko Müller wird darüber sprechen, warum …

Juliane Stiegele »UTOPIA TOOLBOX – for working on the future«

Juliane Stiegele »UTOPIA TOOLBOX – for working on the future«

By Design or by Disaster Talk Wednesday, 28. November 2018, 18:30 unibz, room F 0.03   An incitement to radical creativity UTOPIA TOOLBOX is an international art project of people from various professional fields that provides ideas for a conscious designing of a challenging future. How do we really want to live, as individuals, in …

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 …

Prof. Dr. Frank Eckardt: SEEING, SKETCHING, UNDERSTANDING: qualitative research in urban labyrinth

Prof. Dr. Frank Eckardt: SEEING, SKETCHING, UNDERSTANDING: qualitative research in urban labyrinth

tuesday | 03.04.2018 | 19:00 | unibz f 0.01 Qualitative social research is a creative field. With three examples developed at the Bauhaus-University Weimar (DE), this talk stimulates new ways of exploring cities/societies and shows how to integrate artistic approaches. Prof. Dr. Frank Eckardt Frank Eckardt is an urban sociologist and professor at the Bauhaus-Universität …

Ruben Pater: COUNTERPOWERS

Ruben Pater: COUNTERPOWERS

tuesday | 19.12.2017 | 19:00 | unibz C4.01 In times of crises and uncertainty, many designers want to have a positive impact on the world. This is easier said than done. How can socially or politically engaged design exist within the neoliberal order? How do designers make sure their work is not being used to …

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 …

SILKE HELFRICH: COMMONS LEICHT GEMACHT

SILKE HELFRICH: COMMONS LEICHT GEMACHT

Silke Helfrich: Commons leicht gemacht die welt frei, fair und nachhaltig gestalten ein partizipativer vortrag mit silke helfrich commons institut e.v. & commons strategies group montag | 16.10.2017, 19:00 | unibz  F0.03 If you don’t understand German or you want to go deeper and into creative practice: On Tuesday and Wednesday we will have a …

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 …