Wednesday Nov 31th 2012, 6 pm, Designforum Vienna,MQ. Panel members: Lena Gold, Yana Milev, Gerhard Senft, moderated by Harald Gründl, IDRV.
What are the politics of design? Can design help to bring about social change?
As part of the Tools for the Design Revolution exhibition, we will discuss a contemporary formulation of revolution and search for answers or possible directions to the question “What now?”
“What now?” implies resistive and subversive practices for an environmentally sound and critical lifestyle. Design is a tool for renegotiating power relations, for democratising knowledge and for shaping an alternative social and economic order.
If we understand design as all available means of actively shaping the world, then it will have the potential to make a lasting contribution to a world based on global solidarity.
Therefore we need to bring together different areas of knowledge and resources to act jointly against normative as well as political-power structures.
Circle 00004 (r=4): Revolution. What now?