Design Research Symposium «Creating New Realities Today» (BIRD Symposium 2008)
Designers enact and shape the realities as they are in the present, and they create and realize new realities and future possibilities. Designers work on the contingency of the world as it is, and they explore the world as it could be. It is this particular character of a design-specific way of knowing and acting, which is at the core of the Design Research Symposium 2008 in Basel. The research focus of the symposium is on describing, understanding and explaining design as a way of creating new realities, on exploring, discussing and comparing multiple approaches and strategies of designers in this perspective, as well as on their study in design research.
Divided in 3 Sessions: «Design and Simplicity», «Design and Meaning», «Design and Experiment»
Speakers: Ruedi Baur [Paris/Zurich] – Nigel Cross [London] – Frédéric Dedelley [Basel] – Michael Erlhoff [Köln] – Alain Findeli [Montréal] – Christian Gänshirt [Berlin] – Simon Grand [St. Gallen/Basel] – Wolfgang Jonas [Berlin/Kassel] – Klaus Krippendorff [Philadelphia] – Rolf Pfeifer [Zurich] – Jan Torpus [Basel] – Michel Zai [Zurich/Lausanne]
Website Design Research Symposium: BIRD Symposium 2008