How can we as designers and artists make a valuable contribution in today’s world?
Thoughts and concepts around our rapidly changing environment.
Tord Boontje is an industrial product designer known for his expression of romanticism in contemporary design. Using examples of his own projects and approaches to mass production, studio editions, industrial manufacturing technologies, craftsmanship, and social engagement, he will outline how designers and artists can respond to today’s world. He will furthermore share his experience teaching at the Royal College of Art (Design Products Department) and the approach developed to analyze the place of design projects in the world.
In the interactive DFR Talk series, which is open to interested parties free of charge, speakers from the university’s Designing Future Realities course will talk about their projects, experiences and visions.
The University of Innsbruck and the Destination Wattens create with Designing Future Realities an open transdisciplinary laboratory for all who want to develop strategies and prototypes for a future living environment. DFR’s goal is to set an example for responsible innovation in the fields of art and design in relation to societal changes, emerging technologies, interdisciplinary sciences and ecological challenges on a local, national and international level.
More about Designing Future Realities HERE.
Registration to the DFR Talk with Tord Boontje on Thursday, February 18, 2021.