The video of our wonderful online conversation “The Politics of Nature: Designing for an Ontological Turn” during PDC2020-ImagenFest is finally online. You can enjoy it below. The conversation was organised by Virginia Tassinari, Arturo Escobar, Ezio Manzini, Liesbeth Huybrechts & Annalinda De Rosa, and contains further, eye-opening contributions from Mario Blazer, Marisol de la Cadena and […]
UPDATE: video now online (see below) Organised by Virginia Tassinari, Ezio Manzini, Arturo Escobar, Liesbeth Huybrechts and Annalinda De RosaZoom conversation @PDC2020 Manizales 15:30-17:00 COT – Brussels 22:30-00:00 CEST Today’s environmental emergency requires specific efforts in terms of thinking/acting in designing. The consequences of anthropocentric ways of producing, consuming and living are becoming painfully clear. Design […]
Politecnico di Milano, February 21stPolifactory, 14:30-17:30 The DESIS Philosophy Talk “#7.1 “Designing as Politics (of nature)” is the first of a new series of talks dedicated on the topic of post-anthropocentric design. This first conversation, that will be prompted by the Politecnico di Milano PhD programme in Design, will take place on February 21st, 2019 […]
DESIS Philosophy Talks Assemblies is a new, light, situated format of talks developed in collaboration with Pantopicon, Politecnico di Milano and UHasselt organised in the public space, engaging different social agents.
This seminar is intended for both design researchers/practitioners as well as civil servants and public administrators who are working with designers to stimulate participatory active citizenship in urban contexts. We will discuss if and how our projects – in which we aim to enable and strengthen active citizenship – could help to enrich the democratic discourse.
If we agree that like Benjamin we are living today in what he refers to as “the time of remains”, lacking trust in our future, perhaps his thoughts and ideas can help us shape a discourse to act as designers and thinkers from within this crisis. How can design help to give voice to the potentialities that lie in the remains of destruction? Can designers push forward new potentialities in a time of crisis? How? How can we ‘learn’ to listen and find these hidden stories? And how can we do this beyond linear thinking, avoiding the future to be a continuation of the failures and mistakes of the past?
This DESIS Philosophy Talk at PDC2018 addresses and discusses how Arendt’s understanding of democracy can support design research in questioning if and how far participatory design is currently regenerating the democratic discourse in local and international contexts.
This DESIS Philosophy Talk belongs to a series of travelling talks (www.desis-philosophytalks.org) developed in collaboration with Z33 Research STUDIOTIME, which started in New York, continued in San Francisco and Milan, and will carry on in October at Istanbul Design Week. This talk brings the experience developed within a discussion from last year, which focused particularly […]
In the conversation we will explore how the philosophy of Walter Benjamin can help speculative design and design fictions to look at the future outside of a linear idea of time. In particular, we will discuss how his idea of collection can contribute to this discussion and possibly support critical reflection in speculative design and design fiction, and perhaps power new reflective practices inspired by Benjamin’s insights.
The ID + DESIS Lab (Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability) of the University of Aveiro (UA) is preparing to receive a lecture from Ezio Manzini, one of the greatest specialists in the area of Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability. The meeting will take place on November 29, between 9:45 and 1:00 p.m., in […]