The Institute

The Institute of Design Research Vienna (IDRV) was founded in Spring 2008 with the goal of making an independent, academically influenced contribution to the establishment of the new field of design studies. As a non-profit scientific organization, the IDRV was created to foster interdisciplinary and disciplinary discussions on concrete issues of the worldwide design community, especially regarding the areas of ecologically and socially sustainable design as well as design history and teaching.