An aspect of Hurra Hurra Festival. Photo byÂ Benno Brucksch and Martin Patze.
It was a pleasure to spend a day in Halle to take part in the Hurra Hurra Festival, a student-organized, multilayered festival on design education that took place at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design.Â I discussed the work developed for the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial, A School of Schools, and took part in a discussion about the environments of the school versus the real world. It was impressive to seeÂ the multiple tracks of engagement in the festival, from lectures to workshops, and performances to a night saunaâ€“ Thanks for having me!
A walking lecture during Digital Bauhaus 2019. Photo Thomas MÃ¼ller.
I was happy to be one of the speakers of this year’s Digital Bauhaus Summit in Weimar, Germany.Â The conference gathersÂ creatives, researchers and anyone interested in new cultural formations, exploring “the political dimensions of design: from collaboration to social design, from Luxury Communism to modernism, from ‘High & Low’ to this yearâ€™s topic ‘Learning Design’.”
Speaking about the learning experiences of the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial, A School of Schools, I shared some insights on the process and outcomes of the biennial, and was thrilled to continue the conversation on education, design, and design education. Thank you for having me!
A view of the Z33 debate last 10 April in the Tiepolo Room, Palazzo Clerici, Milan. Photo by Z33
For the 2014 edition of Salone del Mobile, I’ve been invited to contribute to the Z33 Debates â€“ Designing Futures, writing a small text on the future of design education and mentorship. The text informed the debate that happened last 10 April between Aldo Bakker, Rianne Makkink and Jan Boelen, at the Palazzo Clerici, in Milan, and was included in a small publication distributed during the event. Reflecting on the experiences of the kick-off event of BIO 50, I jotted down some notes for the future of design education, which can be read after the jump. Following the debate, I made a small roundup of the event for Z33– watch the video below as well!
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