VIENNA, Austria, August 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
26th and 27th September 2013
The international symposium, hosted by the University of Applied Arts Vienna, addresses social design as an integral element of communal and transcultural interaction within the urban environment. It deals with the social and political as well as ecological and economic challenges we are facing today. Against this background, social design is questioned as a means to facilitate the vital formation and transformation of the urban network beyond traditional urbanism, architectural and political conventions.
The symposium was initiated by the Master Degree program "Social Design. Arts as Urban Innovation", headed by Anton Falkeis. It aims at pinpointing pro-active approaches that draw their conceptual strength from the envisioning of the combination of multidisciplinary design strategies on an international level. Artistic research and the theoretic sciences are connected with hands-on practice of spatial and cultural coproduction. The symposium is curated and moderated by Lukas Feireiss.
United in an overall attentiveness towards the observation of complex contexts relating to action in space and a thorough understanding of the transformational power of architecture, Social Design - Public Action brings together internationally-renowned speakers from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds offering an inspiring bandwidth of perspectives on social deisgn in contemporary political discourse and creative processes.
Speakers. Alfredo Brillembourg, USA / Anton Falkeis, Austria / Peter Fattinger, Austria / Beatrice Galilee, UK / Anil Kumar Gupta, India / Jeanne van Heeswijk, Netherlands / Marisa Mazria Katz, USA / Hubert Klumpner, Austria / Steve Lambert, USA / Thomas Lomée, Belgium / Constanza Macras, Argentina / Leonidas Martin, Spain / Emeka Okereke, Nigeria / Oliver Percovich, Afghanistan / Alexander Römer, France / Saskia Sassen, USA / Tatjana Schneider, UK / Ion Sorvin, Denmark
Mag. Marietta Böning
Mag. Susanne Leder
Mag. Anja Seipenbusch-Hufschmied (Leitung)
Mag. Susanne Leder
Mag. Elisabeth Falkensteiner
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