8 to 10 November 2017Bayerische Musikakademie, Kurfürstenstraße 19, 87616 Marktoberdorf
12:00 to 13:00
What options for designing the good life in rural areas exist? Two years after the first symposium, it appears that many people concern themselves with cities but the countryside – mostly overused or abandoned areas – is treated as an orphan. The benefits of rural areas are consistently lost but urban areas are not gaining any advantages either. Even foxes, ravens, bees and other animals have long since started their migration from the countryside to the cities.
The Stadt.Land.Schluss. symposium held in Marktoberdorf focuses on the “designability of the world,” that is, the fact that we live in a world made by people for people. This implies that this world could (should!) be better designed – nicer, fairer, more ecological, with less barriers and more focus on sustainability. Who dares to leave it to the politicians?
Stadt.Land.Schluss. is a trans-discipline event: Rather than designers speaking to designers, architects to architects, and mayors to mayors, they will talk with each other. Can the good life be designed? and in what way can design, architecture, arts and culture contribute to the development of rural areas? will be the two central questions covering all relevant fields, from design, (community) politics, urban planning, and local and regional development to the economy and tourism. The discussion will focus on the understanding of design – in the broadest sense – not only as a product but as a process – the earlier the onset, the more it can achieve and even more so if it includes participative and interdisciplinary approaches.