ED Awards 2016: European Design Conference

Zeit
21. 05. 2016 14:00 – 18:30
Ort
MuTh
Am Augartenspitz 1
1020 Wien → Karte anzeigen
Kosten
Conference Ticket: 59 € | designaustria-members: 42 €
Student Conference Ticket: 30 €
Combo Ticket (Conference + Ceremony): 99 € | designaustria-members: 89 €
Student Combo (Conference + Ceremony): 79 €
Special Price for designaustria-members: Voucher-Code see DAshboard
3 combo-tickets will be drawn amoung all designaustria-members who send
an email to webredaktion@designaustria.at
Info

Conference – 1st part: »MIGRATION. WHAT DESIGN(ERS) CAN DO?«
This session is organised by designaustria, a BEDA European Centre of
Competence within the framework of the European Design Business Dialogue.

SPEAKERS 1st part:
Michael Leube (A/E): ALL LIFE IS SIGNALING
As the main tenet of biosemiotics states, everything that occurs in the universe
is a semiotic event. All things - whether alive or not- are seen as signaling
entities to the eye of the beholder. Homo sapiens s a highly cooperative yet
hierarchical species and individuals mark their position in society by designing
the way they live, look, and by what they carry around. In current times, when
human cultures are becoming intermixed like never before, misinterpreted
signals often result in xenophobia and violence. If design is communicative,
than its aims should be clarity and understanding.

Erwin Bauer (A): ONE CANNOT NOT ACT
„One cannot not communicate“: What Paul Watzlawick said about communication,
can also be applied to our (political) actions. Even more so designers with their
moderating, communicating and creative role: With every new project, they have
a concrete chance to take a stand and develop aspirational solutions for current
(social) challenges. Especially in these days, taking action for a civil society is more
important than ever. Referential examples of modern design history show, that
designers such as Otto & Marie Neurath, Ken Garland, Corita Kent or Victor Papanek
already thought and acted with a big vision for positive, political change – being an
inspiration for proactive actions today. So let’s act now!

SPEAKERS 2nd part:
Ermolaev Bureau (Russia)
Wolff Olins (UK)
Fabrique (the Netherlands)

The ED Awards 2016 Conference is part of the European Design Business Dialogue.