MCBW LEC­TURES / Design­Bet­ter: UnCon­fer­ence on Design & Ethics

Alte Kongresshalle München
24. February 2016
13:00 – 18:15

Is there such a thing as design ethics? What can we do to promote ethically responsible design?

To explore the topic, the UnConference on Design & Ethics takes us on a discovery journey where we step from known onto unknown ground. Thinkers and doers put their viewpoints up for discussion and decisions on what we can do are reached together. The experimental conference setting facilitates direct interaction between experts and audience. The results are uncertain – we may know less, we may do more. What is certain is that we will share a common experience – one day of DesignBetter.

Note: This is a not-for-designers-only event and requires personal involvement! The Conference will be held in English.

Level A: The World - Designing Society
Thinker: Prof. em. Dr. Wilhelm Vossenkuhl (D), philosopher
Doer: Prof. Ulrike Beate Guérot (D), political scientist

Level B: The Community – Designing Collective Awareness
Thinker: Prof. Dr. Ruth Hagengruber (D), philosopher
Doer: Prof. Matthijs van Dijk (NL), designer and entrepreneur

Level C: The Person – Designing Relationships
Thinker: Prof. Dr. Henk Oosterling (NL), philosopher
Doer: Sophie Krier (NL), designer

Moderator: Emily Campbell, founder-director of Creative Education Academies Trust (UK)

Concept: bayern design and Reframing Studio, the Netherlands

Partner: AGD - Allianz deutscher Designer, Die Neue Sammlung - The International Design Museum, VDID - Verband Deutscher Industrie Designer e.V. and the Netherlands (partner country MCBW)

The MCBW LECTURES are organized by bayern design and sponsored by the Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology.