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DesignAgenda

The Social Responsibility of Design

With its recently launched DesignAgenda platform, the FHNW Academy of Art and Design is dedicating itself to the topic of sustainability from a creative perspective and focuses on the question of the role and responsibility of design.

Events

Jun 12, 2019, Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst FHNW

Future Sense: Symposium I: Sigil Collective

Sustainable development can be addressed from multiple viewpoints and disciplinary angles.

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Jun 21, 2019, Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst FHNW

Future Sense: Lecture by Eyal Weizman

Sustainable development can be addressed from multiple viewpoints and disciplinary angles.

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Oct 16, 2019, Basel

future sense

Eine Ausstellung der DesignAgenda

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Oct 25, 2019, Basel

future sense

Ein Symposium der DesignAgenda

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Apr 29, 2020, Virtual Design Festival

Virtual Design Festival

Mit ihrer Initiative DesignAgenda nimmt die Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst FHNW am weltweit ersten Online-Designfestival teil.

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May 18, 2020, Online exhibition

Core77 Student Showcase

Our DesignAgenda initiative is part of this year's Core77 Student Showcase, a virtual gallery of design exhibitions from schools around the world.

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future sense

With the title of future sense, DesignAgenda addresses the sustainability of our society from the point of view of design.

How can creativity, process-oriented thinking, or aesthetics contribute to the viability of a pluralistic, democratic, and sustainable society? Do designers have a special sensorium to render the current problems visible? Is the handling of open-ended processes in design a competence that takes into account the complexity of the present and the uncertainties of the future? Is it the task of artists and designers to initiate, implement, or exemplify the so-called “great transformation”?

The exhibition brings together projects dedicated to our relationship to nature, to materiality, and nutrition, dealing with the value of waste and production and consumption cycles, declaring upcycling as a maxim or critically dealing with diversity.

If We Understood Plants ...

Plants are among the oldest living beings. Through the eons, they have always found a way to survive, and they are able to cope with change by their own ...

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Eco Data – Eco Media – Eco Aesthetics

The significance of technologies and techno-scientific methods in the arts for the perception and aesthetics of things ecological

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Jardin Sauvage – a Collective Pharmacy

Peppermint on the banks of the River Rhine, lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) at the theatre, meadow sage (Salvia pratensis) just round the corner – the Jardin ...

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Times of Waste – What’s Left

Waste can be a promising resource or an annoying remainder; waste is political and social, but above all unavoidable. Waste never disappears completely and ...

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Suspended Bodies That Will Never Fall

The couture collection Suspended Bodies That Will Never Fall is based on a state of uncertainty in which the future is caused by a static balance between ...

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Solidification of Foam

Natural materials are usually modified for better performance. In this work, I reverse this process by letting nature modify human-made materials and the ...

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Li & Lu

Violet, orange, green, pink, blue, turquoise, and yellow are the bright colours of Li and Lu. The toy consist of two parts: Lu, the console, and Li, the ...

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Close Your Eyes. An Invisible Design Language

What does “beautiful“ mean, when you can‘t see? This was the initial question, the answer to which was sought in a theoretical field study.

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Multiple Discriminations: Three Visual Portraits

A woman of Southeast Asian origin, a homosexual man from former Yugoslavia, a coloured, gay, transgender man: In this interactive installation, Elinor, Meloe, ...

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Cooking Together and Living in Harmony

Migration is one of the oldest phenomena in human history. Nevertheless, controversial attitudes and discourses still challenge us. In Switzerland, the ...

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Design and the Recycling-Based Economy

The Transformation of Industrial Products by Closed-Loop Recycling Management

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The Radschaft Project

Biowaste does not belong in the garbage, but should be recycled. For this reason, the Radschaft pilot project started with the collection of biowaste from ...

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Generation Y – Why Not?

Why not explore the obvious close by – the hyperlocal, that is – through different perspectives instead of travelling far searching for interesting topics? ...

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