No 1 - How Much Design Can We Digest, 25th of October, 2012
25th of October, 2012
16:00 - 17:30
Sustainability, an emerging energy crisis or a better-distributed economy: wicked problems, which do not have a one-answer solution. How can designers contribute? During the Dutch Design Week designers not only present aesthetically appealing, functional or innovative products, but also products for the mind, systems for social innovations and cross disciplinary projects that involve biology or physics. This explorative approach isn't always easy to digest. How does this new design approach coincide with the Dutch Design Week?
On the 25th of October, we will discuss how this new design approach is present at the Dutch Design Week with knowledgeable design thinkers.
16.00 - 17.30
Moderator: Walter Amerika, Head of the Market Department Design Academy Eindhoven
About the speakers
American by origin, is a journalist and author on urban and spatial issues. She writes for the quality Dutch daily NRC Handelsblad and is an international correspondent for Architectural Record. Tracy is the author of a number of books, often in collaboration with photographers, including FUN! Leisure and Landscape, about the influence of all the things we do in our free time on our surroundings (2002).
An independent urbanist, designer and futurist. He was named by Blueprint magazine as one of 25 people who will change architecture and design in 2010. He is a founder of the futures think tank Tomorrows Thoughts Today, a group whose projects explore the consequences of fantastic, perverse and speculative architectures and urbanisms.
Writer and researcher at Museum of Modern Art New York and Thames & Hudson and author of Bio-design. Freelance design writing and research for among others: New York Magazine, Metropolis Magazine, Architect's Newspaper, Domus and Pentagram Partners.
BioDesign is the integration of design with biological systems, often to achieve better ecological performance. In contrast to design that mimics nature or draws on biology for inspiration, BioDesign incorporates living organisms into design as building blocks, material sources, energy generators, digital storage systems and air purifiers, just to name a few possibilities.
Op de Architectuurbiënnale in Venetië maakt de sterrencultus rond architecten plaats voor gemeenschapszin en burgerinitiatief. ‘Als architecten er nog toe willen doen, moeten ze kijken wat er écht in de stad gebeurt.’