Brigitte Felderer (Vienna)
Social Design is invisible
Curator, head of department “Social Design-Arts as Urban Innovation at the
University of Applied Arts Vienna. Her projects focus on themes within the field of cultural
history and technology and have been shown internationally.
Clyde Doyle (Dublin)
Design for Change
Clyde Doyle is a lecturer in design and Co-Chair of the MA Design for Change at the IADT. His professional career since 1995 has spanned a variety of creative industries; industrial design, model making/rapid prototyping, fine art fabrication and production design for film, TV and theatre . Currently engaged in his PhD in Design at the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) he is developing non-anthropocentric design methodologies with the aim of facilitating ecological design practice.
Dan Bugariu (Timișoara)
Why and How Should We Co-create Balanced Ecosystems
Dan is a software architect, entrepreneur and smart city expert. He is coordinator of MultipleXity, the future Center of Art, Technology and Experiment from Timisoara, president of Smart City Association, Government adviser on OGP implementation and co-founder of Growceanu Angel Investment. Some of his current projects are:
– MultipleXity: concept and organisational development for the future Center of Art, Technology and Experiment,
– Upgrade My City: a program and a platform that develop projects using OGP methodology,
– Timișoara Startup Ecosystem: development of the regional tech startups ecosystem,
– Timișoara Data Portal: development of the city open data portal.
Esteban González Jiménez (Medellín)
Imagine a Possible Future
Professor of political philosophy at the Pontifical Bolivarian University of Medellin (Colombia) and researcher attached to the research Groups of Critical Studies (Medellín), Mondes Caraïbes et transatlantiques en mouvement (CNRS/FMSH, France) and the action-research institute "dix-milliards-humains" (Paris). Experienced on social quantitative and qualitative research he has worked with victims and ex-combattants of the colombian armed conflict with the aim of finding actions and expressions for the construction of alternative and possible futures.
Iwona Kurz (Warsaw)
A professor in the Institute of Polish Culture at the University of Warsaw. Her fields of interest include the visual history of modern culture, the visual memory of the Shoah, the anthropology of body and gender. Editor and co-author of publications on culture animation. Member of the Program Team of the Forum for the Future of Culture (http://forumprzyszloscikultury.pl/). Co-author of the cultural policy for Warsaw (2020, http://2030.um.warszawa.pl/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Polityka-kulturalna-m.st_.-Warszawy-2020_internet.pdf).
Joanna Murzyn (Warsaw)
Founder of Radicalzz, a social movement that investigates the influence of information and communication technologies on the environment and equips society with tools that stand with them in the process of unplugging themselves from the dependency of the predominating system.
Technology enthusiasts, but radical in pushing its desire to serve humans' needs. As a part of her activities, she is responsible for research, community directing, and social engineering for meaningful purposes.
Gained professional experience while conducting projects with UNESCO MGIEP, African Leadership Academy, and Sustainability department of IKEA.
Martin Ponec (Prague)
Atelier 304 and Missing Studies
Graphic designer. He studied Theory of Art and Culture at Faculty of Arts at Masaryk University in Brno. In 2018, he also graduated at the Studio of Graphic Design and New Media at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. Between 2014 and 2015, he studied at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. Since 2019, he works as an assistant at Studio of Graphic Design and New Media at the AAAD in Prague.
Michiel Hustinx (Nijmegen)
Nijmegen: European Green Capital 2018
Michiel Hustinx served as programme manager at the municipality of Nijmegen. He was one of the organizers of European Green Capital 2018 (an annual competition, in which one European city that has consistently achieved high environmental standards is selected for an award.), and now works at De Bastei, a museum for nature and cultural history in Nijmegen.
Pedro Aibéo (Porto)
If You Want to Change Society, Don’t Build Anything
Pedro Aibéo is an internationally awarded Architect and Civil Engineer. He is a Kone Säätiö Research Fellow, a Visiting Associate Professor at UNAM University, Mexico and at Wuhan University of Technology, China and a Doctoral Candidate at Aalto University, Finland on "Architectural Democracy". He is the founder & CEO of the Gamified Cohousing Oy, founder and Artistic Director of “Cidadania” theatre+games group, a professional Musician at Homebound, the founder and Chairman of the World Music School Helsinki, a drawing teacher at the croquis nights and at Kiasma and a comic novelist.
Peter Andreas Sattrup (Copenhagen)
Be smart. Create Value by Intelligent Design
Dr. Peter Andreas Sattrup is advocating sustainable architecture as senior adviser and head of sustainability at the Danish Association of Architectural Firms. Drawing on his background as a practicing architect and as a researcher, Sattrup works on documenting how architecture creates value to investors, users and societies in multiple ways that are both qualitative and quantifiable. He argues that documenting the value of design can support policy making and design decisions at all levels for the good of society, while enhancing the business potentials of architects.
Rama Gheerawo (London)
Inclusive Design: five things every designer should know
Rama Gheerawo is a serial innovator in the fields of Inclusive Design, Design Thinking and Creative Leadership having led over 100 projects working internationally with governments, business, academia and the third sector. He won a ‘Hall of Fame’ award for his work at the Design Week Awards in 2019 and was named a 2018 Creative Leaders by Creative Review alongside Paul Smith and Björk, Empathy is at the heart of his practice. As Director of the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, he uses design to address society’s toughest issues from ageing and healthcare, to ability and diversity. Rama sits on a number of advisory boards and committees for awards, universities and organisations such as the UK Design Council, The International Association for Universal Design, UX India, the Design Management Institute and the Design Intelligence Awards.
Roger Paez (Barcelona)
Ephemeral Architecture and Social Purpose
PhD architect, professor and researcher. Professional experience in the studios of Alison+Peter
Smithson and Enric Miralles. Founder of AiB (www.aib.cat). Architectural design professor at
ETSALS, research leader and MEATS director at ELISAVA (meats.elisava.net), guest professor
at universities worldwide. Author of Critical Prison Design (Actar 2014) and Operative
Mapping (Actar 2019). Works at the intersection of design, architecture and the city, focusing
on experimentation and social impact.
Ruedi Baur (Paris)
Imagine a possible future
Ruedi Baur has been working in the context of the public space since the 1980s. He led the research institute Design2context in Zurich, then Civic city in Geneva. Programs like: “Urban Spaces and Design”, "Orientation-disorientation", "Visible-invisible", "Civic design”, ”Design and complexity"presenting his attitude as designer, teacher and researcher. A proponent of interdisciplinary design, Baur created the Intégral network in 1989 with its own workshops: Intégral Ruedi Baur in Paris and Zurich. Today he lectures and develops research programs in the HEAD University of Geneva, ENSAD in Paris and at the University of Strasbourg. He lectures and implements research in different country in the world. The most recent projects he has designed are the information concept for the 4 new lines of the Subway Paris, the sign and way finding system of the New School in New York, the Cologne-Bonn and Vienna airports.
Understanding City Through Motion
Dr Dang Thuy Duong is an architect, researcher, and academic teacher. In 2019 she developed the research method „City in motion” dedicated to the study of the relationship between urban spaces and pedestrian practice. She teaches research methods at Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology. As architect, she designed number of public spaces and buildings in Poland, Kazakhstan, and Russia among others.
Seppe de Blust (Leuven)
Safe ground for learning: creating the right conditions to discuss and learn from social design practices in processes of urban transformation
Seppe De Blust is sociologist and urban designer. After working in between politics and policy, he co-founded endeavour, an Antwerp based office for socio-spatial research. Seppe conducted his PhD research in Architecture at the KU Leuven with a strong focus on the position of critical spatial practitioners in processes of urban transformation. At the NEWROPE chair of Architecture & Urban Transformation (ETH Zürich) Seppe leads the action research on reflexive pedagogies, collective learning in action and intervention driven design.
Shirley Casey (Dublin)
Design for Change
Shirley Casey is a lecturer on the Visual Communication Design programme, recognised by Domus magazine as one of the top 25 Graphic Design programmes in Europe, and co-chair of the MA in Design for Change at IADT, a programme run in collaboration with the Institute without Boundaries (IwB) at George Brown College in Toronto. She has taught spatial design for over a decade with a focus on experiential graphic design facilitating several industry projects with a variety of government, cultural, educational and sporting organisations. She previously specialised in packaging design and retail branding for a broad range of Irish and international clients.
Traumnovelle is a militant faction founded by three Belgian architects:
Léone Drapeaud, Manuel León Fanjul and Johnny Leya.
Traumnovelle uses architecture and fiction as analytical, critical and subversive tools to emphasize contemporary issues and dissect their resolutions. Traumnovelle alternates between cynicism and enthusiasm all the while advocating for critical thinking in architecture. Traumnovelle champions a multi-disciplinary approach with architecture at the crossroads. Traumnovelle distances itself from current forms of naive architecture and refuses to glorify the mundane. Traumnovelle sides with those who have not sacrificed ambition and criticism.
Vera Baur-Kockot (Zurich)
Imagine a Possible Future
Sociologist, Cultural Scientist, specialized in visual and urban anthropology, she is associate researcher in Sociology of Design at the University St Gallen, Switzerland. She develops a research and interdisciplinary practice in the crossing of culture, sciences and politics. She founded and leads INTERDIS Institute since 1989 in Berlin. After her career as independent exhibition curator, critic and director of the museums for contemporary art Kunstverein Gütersloh and Albrecht Dürer Gesellschaft Nuremberg, she was a founder and co-director of the Institute of Art, Design and Media technology at the GSO University of Nuremberg, the Institute Design2context at the University of Arts Zurich. She is a president of the international Association Civic City - Institute for critical research and sciences in design and runs with Ruedi Baur the research program Visible / Invisible at the University of Art and Design Geneva as well as the department of social design at the Designstudio Integral Ruedi Baur, Paris / Zurich.
Witold Naturski (Warsaw)
Witold Naturski holds a degree in economics and has been working for EU institutions since 2004, first in the European Parliament and since 2016 in the European Commission. He is currently serving as deputy head of the EC Representation in Poland. His previous institutional experience includes, inter alia, speechwriting for the President of the European Parliament and heading the communication team of the EC Rep. Between 2006 and 2010 he has also served as an elected member of the regional council (Sejmik) in the Polish region of Silesia.