Transformative study programs unite!

Transformative study programs unite!

Network session of alumni and students of study courses for social-ecological transformation
Wednesday, 1 April, 18:00-22:00, Free University of Bozen–Bolzano in the context of the conference By Design or by Disaster 2020, MA Eco-Social Design, Free University of Bozen–Bolzano, Italy

There are now various degree programs that deal with social transformation and the (in) possibility of their design. Especially social-ecological transformation and its democratic design is important to many graduates. However, this means that working for them in existing employment structures designed to compete, grow and maximize profits is not attractive to them. On the other hand, it is also necessary for the creators of social-ecological transformation to make a living. Corresponding occupational fields are not yet sufficiently developed, although the demand is steadily rising everywhere.

This is why we would like to give graduates, alumni and students of transformative courses the opportunity to network and exchange needs at this year’s conference By Design or by Disaster in Bozen–Bolzano, Italy. What can self-organized supporting structures look like that make transformative work possible? Do we need a cooperative for transformative work that has the concrete purpose of giving alumni employment in the fields of social-ecological transformation? Do we need more lobbying? More networking with practice?

The workshop is facilitated by Jennifer Schubert and Laura Heym (MA Eco-Social Design, unibz), Andreas Unteidig (MA Transformationsdesign, HBK Braunschweig), Viola Schulze Dieckhoff (Department of Spatial Planning at the Federal and Regional Levels (TU Dortmund and Die Urbanisten) and Gerald Beck (BA Management of Social Innovations and the MA Social Change & Partizipation (Munich University of Applied Sciences).

Please register here to participate.

The core idea of this has been proposed by students of the MA Transformation Design already at DoD18 under the title “Commons for Commons”.

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