Program on May 20, 2016

Wegen der Konferenzsprache ist das Programm auf Englisch.

Registrations start at 08:30 am.

09:15 am Welcome: Sylvia Heuchemer, Vice President, TH Köln
Introduction: Philipp Heidkamp and Carolin Höfler, KISD

Session I

09:30 am Gerhard M. Buurman, Departement Design, Zurich University of the Arts
The Mass Consumption of Ideas. Design and the Arts of Social Intercourse
10:15 am Dirk Hohnsträter, Institute for Media, Theatre and Popular Culture, University of Hildesheim
Designing Degrowth. Paradoxes and Perspectives
11:00 am Coffee Break

Session II

11:15 am Stephanie Haury and Stephan Willinger, Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development, Bonn
X-Town 2025. Scenario of a Co-Creative City
12:00 pm Harald Gründl, EOOS Design and IDRV – Institute of Design Research Vienna
Social Furniture
12:45 pm Lunch

Session III

01:30 pm Judith Dörrenbächer, Sciences of Art and Design, Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences
Performative Experiments. New Modes of Critique and Subjectivity Provoked by Design
02:15 pm Gionata Gatto, Studio Gionata Gatto, Rotterdam
Geomerce, Turning Crops Into Mines. An Enquiry on the Growth of Plants, Agriculture and Finance to Re-Imagine Speculative Future Economies
03:00 pm Coffee Break

Session IV

03:15 pm Johannes Lang, History and Theory of Art, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Aesthetics as Key Category for Psychological Longevity
04:00 pm Karin de Miguel Wessendorf, freelance journalist and documentary filmmaker, Cologne
Economy Without Growth. A Journey to Alternatives in Europe
04:45 pm Summary Roundtable with the conference speakers and organizers
Moderator: Marc Pfaff, Academy of Media Arts Cologne
05:30 pm End