The Status Quo in Education
Thursday, June, 27th, 07 pm
Das Weisse Haus,
If sustainable design is to establish itself, then knowledge must be an integral part of all design education. The university education landscape is in flux, new design concepts and corresponding offerings are being established, from Critical Design through Social Design to branded programs such as Design scionic®.
Environmentally and socially sustainable development is arguably THE key agenda of the future. Especially in the “protected” areas of teaching and science, free thinking, should be independent of economic constraints, enabling the transmission of the values ??that can represent a sustainable society. How do we train a new generation of designers so that they can design alternative options for the best possible future?
This discussion is intended, on the one hand, to illustrate the interdisciplinary nature and bandwidth of “Design for Sustainability”, and on the other hand, to sketch out how design education for a sustainable world might look.
Gerald Bast, Rector University of Applied Arts, Vienna
Peter Leeb, Institute for Art and Architecture, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna
Paul Micklethwaite, The Design School Kingston University, London
Florian Nimmervoll, SCIONIC® I.D.E.A.L., University of Art and Design Linz
Johannes Scherr, Institute for Industrial Design, FH Joanneum Graz
Stephan Schmidt-Wulffen, Rector, NewDesignUniversity, St. Pölten
Moderator: Harald Gründl, design theorist and director of the IDRV; Designer (EOOS), Vienna