Change Agents: Inter-institutional collaborations in social design 

Change Agents: Inter-institutional collaborations in social design 

Presentation and panel discussion connected to the Erasmus+ funded project Change Agents.  How to establish virtuous collaborations serving the real needs of different communities using design? The project Change Agents explores how to create lasting infrastructures of collaboration between different key social agents and institutional settings in social design education and practice. The project wishes …

Research Assistant – Playground: Designing Visions of Play in a More-than-Human-World

Research Assistant – Playground: Designing Visions of Play in a More-than-Human-World

UNIBZ’s Faculty of Design and Art is seeking a Research Assistant with a track record in design research in the context of eco-social transformation. The research assistant will work within the framework of the project, “Playground: Designing Visions of Play in a More-than-Human World“, funded by UNIBZ’s internal start-up grant. From the outset, this project asks …

Change Agents: Blueprints for Inter-institutional Collaborations in Social Design

Change Agents: Blueprints for Inter-institutional Collaborations in Social Design

ERASMUS+ KA203 – Strategic Partnerships for higher education  Change Agents is a “cooperation partnerships in higher education” funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. The project consortium consists of six higher education institutions (MOME, unibz, EKA, UdK, ELISAVA, Shenkar) and two NGOs as associated partners (OfficineVispa in Bozen-Bolzano and Democratic Society in Berlin).  …

STRING FIGURES ∞ laboratori e interventi ludici

STRING FIGURES ∞ laboratori e interventi ludici

Domenica, 8.10.23, 15:30-20:00, SundayBolzano Don Bosco → La Rotonda ∞ Via Alessandria, 47B Laboratori & interventi ludici ∞ Playful workshops & interventionsMaster Eco-Social Design & OfficineVispa 15:30Opening & Visita guidata18:00Abitare Stanca: Manifesto per politiche abitative trasformative ∞ Manifesto for Transformative Housing Policies → PDF DE ∞ IT18:30Aperitivo lungo & musica »Questo significa aprirsi a collaborazioni …

Open Talk: IM KONTEXT / NEL CONTESTO: Vom Acker auf den Teller? at the Museion with eco-social designers Merve Bektas, Meike Hollnaicher, and agronomist Dr. Jutta Staffler

Open Talk: IM KONTEXT / NEL CONTESTO: Vom Acker auf den Teller? at the Museion with eco-social designers Merve Bektas, Meike Hollnaicher, and agronomist Dr. Jutta Staffler

On May 18, the themes of the PLOT exhibition at MUSEION will be an opportunity to understand the important diversity of fertile humus as a metaphor for sustainable local agriculture and ethically behaving society. In dialogue with the audience and invited speakers from local entities committed to the environment and sustainable agriculture, the public will …

Eco-Social Design at Time Week

Eco-Social Design at Time Week

Bolzano–Bozen is the capital of time in 2023 and currently holding an international conference. Part of it are Eco-Social Designers with their ongoing projects; Eliza Zimmermann’s and Nicole Faiella Perdomo’s thesis project on Time Interactions for Care (IG), and the 2nd semester project About Time by Clara Vardon, Koen Reerink and Rosario Castro. Here you …

Fashion For Future Bolzano

Fashion For Future Bolzano

Social Conference, Materials Exhibition and Interactive Workshops Thinking and acting for more sustainable and fair fashion with a social conference, materials exhibition and interactive workshops in Bolzano, 27.4.—6.5.2023

Open Talk: From Toxic Textile Troubles to Fabulous Fibre Futures by Alexandra Fruhstorfer

Open Talk: From Toxic Textile Troubles to Fabulous Fibre Futures by Alexandra Fruhstorfer

28.03.2023, Tuesday, at 17:30, F4.06 Atelier, Unibz. Alexandra Fruhstorfer is a transdisciplinary designer and researcher. In her practice she questions prevalent political and cultural paradigms, while trying to embrace phenomena of accelerated technological and ecological change. Using design as a strategic, yet playful tool she aims to enable more equitable imaginaries for our material culture …

<strong>La Dolce Ciclovita per l’Italia at Klimahouse 2023 – Prize-giving ceremony for the In Motion team</strong>

La Dolce Ciclovita per l’Italia at Klimahouse 2023 – Prize-giving ceremony for the In Motion team

A week before the thesis presentations of the March session, the graduating project “La Dolce Ciclovita per l’Italia”, by the In Motion collective (Michelangelo Lamonaca and Vivian Art Rustige), will be awarded by Isola Ursa Institute at the Klimahouse event. The Italian institute, which is composed of professionals from the field of urban and landscape …

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 …

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 …

Seçil Uğur Yavuz: From the body to play design – a body-centric design project

Seçil Uğur Yavuz: From the body to play design – a body-centric design project

By Design or by Disaster TALK: Tuesday, 9 March, 17:30 Zoom link In design research, there are many methods which provides designers valuable insights during the design process. These insights are generally based on qualitative or quantitative data that is collected by using various tools and probes. When designing  interaction, the human body itself can become …

Matthew Lee-Smith: Designing Technological Beings_Taking a Non-Human Perspective in Design

Matthew Lee-Smith: Designing Technological Beings_Taking a Non-Human Perspective in Design

Designing Technological Beings: Taking a Non-Human Perspective in Design Online talk: Friday 26th February, 17:00 link Towards the Realm of Materiality – TROMOpening a series of meetings, talks and workshops led by designers and artists to explore, through both the instruments of speculative design and transmedia processes, the oeuvre and the non-existing technologies imagined by …

Project 3: Design Research

Project 3: Design Research

Faculty: Amy Franceschini + Daniele Lupo / Design Research – Prof. Alastair Fuad-Luke(Image: MUF Art/Design: Broadway Estate Community Garden Tilbury 2005) Research through Design, Exploration and ExperimentationProject 3 occurs in the second year of the Masters in Eco-Social Design program. This third semester marks a significant shift from group work and professor-driven projects to a …

Transforming the City by Care

Transforming the City by Care

Nel quadro del progetto Transforming the City by Care (TCC), circa 30 studenti del Master in Eco-Social Design collaborano con la Cooperativa Sociale OfficineVispa nel quartiere Don Bosco durante il semestre invernale 2020/21 intorno allo spazio di comunità La Rotonda (all’interno del  “Lotto C” dei caseggiati IPES). Il progetto si presenta come approfondimento della collaborazione …

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 …

Nicolas Nova “Ethnography, Design, Design Ethnography”.

Nicolas Nova “Ethnography, Design, Design Ethnography”.

By Design or by Disaster TalkThursday, 16 May 2019, 18:00unibz, room F 4.06 SpeakerNicolas NovaAssociate Professor at the Geneva School of Arts and Design (HEAD), co-founder of the Near Future Laboratory, author of Beyond Design Ethnography. How designers practice ethnographic research (Idea Books, 2014). Discussant Elisabeth TauberSenior Researcher in Anthropology, Faculty of Education, Free University …