Create a utopian vision and a prototype of socially responsible design

Hosted by Design Institute at FH Joanneum, Sigrid Bürstmayr & Karl Stocker
Presented by Foro Cultural de Austria en México

Designers have to be part of the social sustainable movement. While the glittering aesthetics of consumer goods propel us to create modern “ego images”, there is another side to contemporary design besides the urge to consume, one that focuses on social, ecological and environmental issues in the design practice. It wants to show how broadly design can be conceptualized and what a big impact design could have on societies.

Take away
We believe that a designer should be a researcher, story teller, visual communicator, team player, social designer, sustainable designer and finally a design activist: the job is to strengthen the awareness about the inequality in our societies and around the globe. The workshop is about the contributions of design to change the inequalities in the world. What if contextually speaking most people in Mexico realize that there is still an inequality? How could we encourage design driven innovation for a context that promotes inequality?
Let’s create a prototype for a better future.

THIS Break out session WILL TAKE PLACE ON MAY 7

You can register for all breakout sessions during the event in Frontón México from 08:00 – 09:30, from 11:30 – 12:00 and from 13:30 – 14:00. Please note, spaces for this specific breakout session are limited. If you would like to join, make sure you register on time. First come, first serve.