Programme & speakers
Monday, 19th October – Wednesday, 21st October
1. Ruedi and Vera Baur & Esteban Gonzales
Make diversity credible
2. Katerina Antonaki
3. Susanna Cerri
4. Brigitte Felderer
No Man’s Land
5. Joanna Murzyn
Reinventing the Cloud
6. Clyde Doyle & Shirley Casey
Design as Nature
7. Pedro Aibéo & Marjatta Itkonen & Anc Lisowski
Who owns my city?
8. Roger Paez
Ephemeral Architecture and Social Purpose
9. Lucas Nijs & Frederik De Bleser
Sensing and Desensitisation
Thursday, 22nd October
Students preparing presentations
Students present workshops results & panel discussion with
DIVERSITY – Tutors
Esteban González Jiménez (Medellín)
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.
Katerina Antonaki (Athens)
Visual communication designer, visiting Lecturer at UNIWA
Katerina Antonaki MA FA – Creative Director of Technopolis city of Athens since 2014 and visiting lecturer at UNIWA since 2013, Department of Graphic Designand Visual Communication. She is involved in educational and urban research projects and she is a scientific member of international interdisciplinary projects. Her interests include, visual communication, the social role of graphic design in the public sphere, design methodologies. She has studied in London, Helsinki and Athens, holds an MA in “Design Critical Theory and Practice” from Goldsmiths University of London. She is an IKY scholar. Her design practice has been awarded and her research has been presented in international conferences and exhibitions. She is inspired by the poetry of things, cities, coding and biology. She lives and works in Athens.
Ruedi Baur (Paris)
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.
Susanna Cerri (Florence)
Professional Associate Senior Communication Designer of AIAP Italian Association of Visual Communication Design. Professor of Communication Design at the master's degree in Design and the Master of Documentation and Management of Cultural Heritage of the Department of Architecture of the University of Florence. Creative Director of the DidaCommunication Lab, I conduct educational activities for students and organize communication activities. I have focused my research on social design issues by forging international collaborations that have generated significant results including the scientific responsibility of the project "Migrant identity, Signs for a new geography of hospitality" presented in Paris during the "Inscriptions en relations. Des traces coloniales aux expressions plurielles".
Vera Baur-Kockot (Zurich)
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.
GREEN FUTURE – Tutors
Brigitte Felderer (Vienna)
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)
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.
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.
Shirley Casey (Dublin)
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.
ACCESSIBILITY – Tutors
Anc Lisowski (Berlin)
Anc comes to PJATK after years of working as a digital product designer across different industries globally. She likes to approach any new project as a person who knows nothing, and from there strives to reach a complete understanding of business processes, technology, and users’ needs. Although her principle role has always been hands-on designer, she jumps at the chance to take on any new challenges. As a design thinking workshop facilitator, she supported Aalto University Public Sector Hackathon (Helsinki, 2015, 2016), Bosch Connected Experience Hackathon (Berlin, 2017), and PJATK Social Design Course (Warsaw, 2018, 2019 and continues). She’s attracted to the social side of design and believes that the work of designers has the power to greatly influence people’s lives.
Frederik De Bleser (Antwerp)
Frederik De Bleser is a PhD researcher and professor at the Sint Lucas School of Arts in Antwerp, Belgium. His research focuses on the link between art and technology, developing free software tools for generative design, data visualisation and creative AI. He co-founded the Experimental Media Research Group (EMRG) in 2004. He coordinates the new master in Digital Media Data starting in 2020-2021. Using NodeBox as a tool he has organised data visualisation workshops in France, Italy, Finland, Poland, Lithuania and Canada. His open-source work is included in tools and applications reaching millions of people. He has worked commercially creating visualisations for one of the largest Belgian newspapers and an interactive art installation for the Research Foundation Flanders. In his free time he is a coach for Hack Your Future, organizing and teaching web development to refugees.
Marjatta Itkonen (Helsinki)
Itkonen graduated from Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and did her MA degree at Henryk Tomaszewski’s poster studio. She was a founder and a designer at Studio Viiva design agency for three decades. She was a professor of visual communication at Aalto University, School of Art, Design and Architecture 2004–2015. Her special interests are visual communication and social design. She has participated in many national and international poster events; being a jury member in Mexico and Warsaw also provided in social design poster workshops in France, Germany, Mexico, Slovenia, Poland and Belgium.
Pedro Aibéo (Porto)
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.
Roger Paez (Barcelona)
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.