Emerging & Alternative Economies of Design: The Social Imperative of Global Design
University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria, November 14-15, 2013
Harnessed by rising world powers striving for economic and cultural competitiveness, design has taken on a renewed and urgent political significance. The unprecedented cultural engagement with design by vast, emerging economies from China to India, will shape our collective futures. Emerging and Alternative Economies of Design: The Social Imperative of Global Design joins together leading experts from international design institutes, research think-tank's and social science projects to question the social futures of design. From the frugal digital initiative led by TED-speaker Vinay Venkatraman, to the ethnographic corporate research of PARC Xerox and the smaller scale initiatives of hybrid design innovators, this second Papanek Symposium offers a unique perspective on the design politics of emerging economies.
Speakers include: Sulfikar Amir (Singapore), Jonathan Barnbrook (UK), Babitha George (India), Lorraine Justice (USA), Lucy Norris (DE), Xu Ping (China), Makiko Taniguchi (USA), Vinay Venkatraman (DK).
Venue: AULA der Wissenschaften, Wollzeile 27a, 1010 Vienna, Austria
Curated by Professor Dr. Alison Clarke with Heng Zhi
Kindly supported by the Austrian Ministry of European and International Affairs
Public event, free of charge, registration required.
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