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By Design or by Disaster 2016, 2-7 May @ unibz

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designdisaster2016.unibz.it

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I am happy to announce another issue of our conference series tackling Eco-Social Design. The focus of this years conference is ESSEN / ALIMENTARE / FOOD = also the annual topic of the Master in Eco-Social Design. We will have talks and workshops with Ezio Manzini, Christa Müller, OPEN STATE / POC21, Alastair Fuad-Luke and several other people engaging in developments and design for a livable future. The students of the Master will expose their works and do interventions.

More details to come. Stay up-to-date via our propaganda FB page, a lousy twitter account and the rare newsletter:


Glocal Design Spring 2015

March 27–28, Bolzano, Italy / transdisciplinary convention on

/ transformative actions, design & research
\ local developments & global contexts
/ design as a catalyst of change

in preparation of the Master in Glocal Design.

with

\ Christa Müller / Aral Balkan \ Lucas Evers / Doina Petrescu \ Brave New Alps /
Armin Bernhard \ Günter Reifer / Kathrin Böhm \ AKRAT / Susanne Elsen \ Sebastian Schütz \ Anna Seravalli

(to be confirmed)

organized by
Kris Krois

at the
\ Faculty of Design and Art / Free University of Bolzano-Bozen

more
/ Synopsis (PDF)
\ conference web site and registration coming soon
/ updates via Facebook & Twitter

Die Kunst des Wandels ...

… lautet das aktuelle Theme der Konferenz “Think more about”, die von Donnerstag Abend bis Samstag in Brixen  statt findet. Key-Notes am Donnerstag Abend (u.a.):

Harald Welzer – Das Ende der Welt wie wir sie kannten

Silke Helfrich – Commons. Für eine Neue Kultur jenseits von Markt und Staat

Am Freitag gibt es eine Menge viel versprechender Vorträge und Gesprächsrunden, mit unterschiedlichen Fokus (Handel, Handwerk, Lebensstile, Regionale Kreisläufe, Tourismus, Neues Lernen, Industrie, Landwirtschaft). Und am Samstag finden Workshops statt.

Viel Vergnügen! ><

 

 

Wir alle sind Gestalter! SKONSUMOFESTA unibz 9-10.5.

“Do It Ourselves” ist das Motto der Zeit, einer Zeit der Krise und damit auch der Chancen – Chancen für eine Entwicklung hin zu nachhaltigeren Weisen des Produzierens, des Konsumierens, des Zusammenlebens und -arbeitens. Eine treibende Kraft in dieser Veränderung sind wir Bürger. Wir können nicht nur wählen – alle paar Jahre mit dem Stimmzettel oder täglich mit dem Einkauf – wir können auch selbst gestalten! Beispielsweise indem wir selbst die Produktion in die Hand nehmen, oder aber den Handel, und diesen auf fairen und bereichernden Beziehung aufbauen, wie es bei den Gruppi di Aquisto Solidale (GAS) der Fall ist.

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SKONSUMOFESTA feiert diese alternative Form des Wirtschaftens. Eigenproduktion ist das Schwerpunktthema in diesem Jahr. Was produziert wird, wird auch gestaltet. Von daher ist das Thema besonders interessant die Fakultät für Design und Künste. Studierende und wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter tragen zur Veranstaltung bei, indem sie zeigen wie Design und Eigenproduktion zusammenspielen, wie zum Beispiel Ermanno Zanella, der aus gebrauchten Snowboards Brillen macht. Mit Hilfe soggenannten “Fab Lab”-Technologien gestaltet und produziert er. Mit Crowdfunding finanziert er die Unternehmung, und das Social Web benutzt er um Nutzer mit einzubeziehen und, um Käuferinnen zu erreichen. Elettra Bisogno und Nina MacNab bieten einen Workshop zum Thema “Visuelle Kommunikation für Aktivisten” an, Simone Simonelli nutzt 3D-Drucker für eine offene Reparatur-Werkstatt, Sebastian Kammerer diskutiert als Designer in der transdisziplinären Geprächsrunde mit, an der wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter aller Fakultäten sich zum Thema austauschen.

COMPLETING THE TENDONE

New Networks Evolving
“Reality is a piece of art” (Jurgen Bey)  and art is becoming reality…

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Last 16th November the whole team of the workshop Cecilia Palmer & l’Orto Semi-rurali was hosted by AKRAT to complete the beautiful “tendone”.

The process of a jointly produced awning for the Orto Semirurali in Bolzano started in the late summer as a “hands-on project” of the By DoD conference. As the project could not be completed by then, some activists met again to complete this shelter made by things that we find in daily life – recycled clothes.

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Design for change
Since that weekend nothing is like before… By knitting together life stories of humans and clothes, the tendone becomes more and more a social piece carrying stories, social  connections and ideals.

The team is growing bigger; involving people from different backgrounds, ages and nationalities that share a common interest in participating for a transformation towards sustainability. People from Donne Nissa, RiCreazioni, Faculty of Design and Art, Orto Semirurali, Mercato dei talenti and.. friends; everybody joined for a dinner insieme !

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Space into place
AKRAT offers the ideal space for any kind of ideas or innovations and a place for social encounter. That afternoon, the smell of local and intercultural food combined to the sound of sewing machines and entertaining discussions brought us to new ideas and projects that will hopefully appear soon !

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Thank you all :)

anja & elettra

Few tips for the innovation festival

As you probably know, By Design or By Disaster will take place in the framework of the Innovation Festival.
Here are some suggestions for events occurring at a timing not overlapping our first day conference and our last discussion. These events can be of interest for you since they address issues related to design, sustainability and participatory innovation processes.

The DoD Team

Innovation: will we make beautiful music together?

26 September 2013, at 14:00-15:30

Free University of Bolzano – Piazza Università 1
Corporations – How will the individual players who make up the innovation scene come together to form an orchestra that will make beautiful music? Who will play first fiddle? And what if, instead of a classical orchestra, it turns out to be a jazz combo which specialises in skilful improvisation? Experts are forever talking about how innovation gives rise to social relationships, or alters and even destroys them. We shall also address the problem of how to accommodate various and possibly diverging interests.
Speaker(s): Attila Bruni – University of Trient/Trento, Massimiano Bucchi – University of Trento/Trient, lbena Yaneva – University of Manchester (UK)
Moderator(s): Marco Bassetti – Publicist
Organisers: Innovation Festival, in cooperation with STS Italia
Languages: English and Italian with simultaneous translation into Italian
Room: D102
More info here in IT, EN or DE

Ristrutturiamo sostenibile con “Innovation School”

giovedì 26 settembre 2013, Ore 14:00-15:30
Museion – Via Dante 6
Edilizia alpina – L’ “Innovation School” è un metodo formativo innovativo di TIS ed EURAC, che promuove lo sviluppo di nuovi prodotti mettendo insieme ricercatori e imprenditori. E ogni anno si ricomincia. Quest’anno il tema è “ristrutturazioni” e qui vengono presentati prototipi e risultati. 
Relatore/i: Maria Giulia Faiella – TIS innovation park, Bolzano, Michele Bottoni – Eurotherm, Frangarto, Hanspeter Gotter – Expan, Terlano, Helmut Moratelli – Wolf Artec, Naz-Sciaves
Moderatore/i: Paolo Campostrini – ”Alto Adige”
Organizzatore: TIS innovation park
Evento in lingua italiana e tedesca con traduzione simultanea.
More info here in IT or DE

Efficienza energetica nella produzione

venerdì 27 settembre 2013, Ore 14:00-15:00
Libera Università di Bolzano – Piazza Università 1
Tecnologia – Le industrie hanno un grande fabbisogno energetico che deve essere impiegato in modo più efficiente, per mantenere il vantaggio competitivo. Qual è lo status quo della tecnica e quali sbocchi ci sono per le aziende che vogliono uscire dalla trappola dei costi per l’energia?
Relatore/i: Frank Treppe – Fraunhofer, Monaco (D)
Moderatore/i: Marina Giuri Pernthaler – Giornalista
Evento in lingua tedesca con traduzione simultanea in lingua italiana.
Aula: D102
More info here in IT or DE

Fuer alle gedacht, fuer alle gemacht

Freitag, 27. September 2013, 16:00-17:30 Uhr
Freie Universität Bozen – Universitätsplatz 1
Gesellschaft – Gegenstände, die für Kinder, alte oder behinderte Menschen gemacht sind, müssen besonders benutzerfreundlich und funktional gedacht und designt werden. „Design für Alle“ sorgt dafür, dass solche Gegenstände auch schön und reproduzierbar sind. Wie es um die Zukunft des „Design für Alle“ bestellt ist, wird gemeinsam mit dem Kunstkritiker Philippe Daverio erörtert.
Referent(en): Philippe Daverio – Fernsehmoderator und Kunstkritiker, Francesco Morace – Future Concept Lab, Mailand, Paolo Favaretto – Favaretto&Partners, Padua.
Veranstalter: Innovation Festival in Zusammenarbeit mit ADI.
Veranstaltung in italienischer Sprache mit deutscher Simultanübersetzung.
Saal: Aula Magna
Ticketing: jeweils zwei Stunden vor Veranstaltungsbeginn können die Gratis-Tickets beim entsprechenden Austragungsort abgeholt werden. Damit sichern sich die Teilnehmer einen Sitzplatz. Pro Person können höchstens zwei Tickets ausgegeben werden, Tickets gibt es solange der Vorrat reicht. Die Anzahl der verfügbaren Tickets hängt von der Kapazität des jeweiligen Austragungsortes ab. Es herrscht freie Sitzplatzwahl.
More info in DE or IT

Making social innovation real

27 September 2013, at 21:00-22:00
Palais Campofranco & Information Point – Access via Waltherplatz
Start-up – Social innovations offer undreamt of business opportunities. Following on from Jessica Jackley’s talk, we turn once more to the question of how the lives of many people can be improved. You will of course expect to be given plenty of tips and tricks accompanied by a goodly amount of vision.
Organisers: ItaliaCamp and TIS innovation park
Language: English
More info in IT, EN or DE

Muoversi in verde

sabato 28 settembre 2013, Ore 11:00-12:00
Palais Campofranco & Infopoint – Ingresso da Piazza Walther
Mobilità – Il pensiero sostenibile è il focus di questo talkshow. Un comunicatore della sostenibilità racconta la propria filosofia di comunicazione e un imprenditore mostra che le bici elettriche nascondono una grande potenziale. Gli spettatori possono inviare domande che troveranno risposta negli ultimi 20 minuti.
Relatore/i: Maurizio de Concini – TC Mobility, Bolzano, Patrick Kofler – Helios, Bolzano
Moderatore/i: Silvia Franceschini – Giornalista RAI
Organizzatori: EURAC, SMG, TIS innovation park
Evento in lingua italiana.
More info here in IT or DE

Cecilia Palmer and Orto Semi-rurali's workshop's details

Nature does not know the concept of waste; the only species
capable of making something no one desires is the human species.
Gunter Pauli, Zero Emissions Research and Initiatives.

Cecilia Palmer, together with Orto Semirurali Garten – a Bozener intercultural community garden -, will run a two-day workshop open to 16 participants in order to envision new forms of community development and interaction related to the activities of the garden.

The workshop aims to explore means of sustainable, collaborative design in practice and to gather a community in a joint effort in creating shelter for L’Orto Semirurali Garten using upcycled material. During a 2-day practical, collaborative session, the workshop will bring together students, the garden community and everyone in the neighborhood interested in getting to know L’Orto Semirurali Garten in a practical way.

We will work with upcycled materials, consisting of mainly worn clothing as a material base, in order to build the shelter that will be used to give shade and as a place to get together in the garden in the coming seasons.

During the two days we will collect worn clothing from the surrounding community and setup a temporary sewing workshop in L’Orto Semirurali Garten. Everyone is invited to join us making, sewing, cutting, remodeling and building this shelter together. We hope that after these two days, many hands will have assembled a patchwork sheet large enough to provide shade for the community during hot, sunny days.

Clothing, worn but clean, can be donated to the garden in advance (clothing accepted at the University or at the Donne Nissà Association between 9.30-12.30 Monday to Friday) or brought during the event.

The garden provides us with food, which together with shelter and clothing sum up our most basic material needs as humans. This workshop touches all three of these essential cornerstones, as well as how we can design or interact with them.

The natural loop in a garden is evident – we prepare the soil, plant the seeds, grow our crops, harvest them, prepare food from them and use the left-overs for compost to prepare new soil, and so the cycle of life goes on. Our clothing, on the other hand, is nowadays mostly a product of a globalized industry, wasting both natural and human resources, with thousands of tons of textiles ending up in landfill each year. It is an industry that creates a huge amount of waste, withvery little going back into the natural loop.

Upcycling design initiatives seek to find ways to complete this cycle of of resource use, in a similar way to that which happens in a garden. After all, most of us have a staple of clothing at the back of our wardrobes that we don’t use anymore, that might be out of fashion or might not fit anymore, but that is still of good quality. These are the resources that we seek to bring back into the loop by re-creating new garments or objects, in this case a shelter.

Upcycle = reuse (discarded objects or material) in such a way as to create a product of a higher quality or value than the original.