Conference and exhibition “Design inside!” on 4 April 2014 marks end of Design Bulldozer project.
Design Bulldozer is a pilot project initiated by Estonian Design Centre, Enterprise Estonia and Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications with the aim to improve Estonia’s business competence and export potential through design. Within the framework of the project, 10 well-known Estonian companies have taken part in a two-year design programme, led by experienced designers under the auspices of the Estonian Design Centre.
Conflict and Design, the 7th Triennial for Design in Flanders
The 7th Triennial for Design in Flanders 2013 is an investigation into the social relevance of design and the role and responsibility of designers in our society. This Triennial presents concepts, projects, objects and processes which are primarily developed within relatively new developments in design such as user-centered design, social design, participation design, process design, sustainable design, ethical design etc.
Every year, Design Platform Flanders organizes Design Fusion, an afternoon of lectures by leading international speakers from the design world.
These include John Thackara (FR) on design processes for a sustainable future; Jane Chen (CA), the founder of Embrace; Liz Sanders (US), founder of Make tools; and Michel Bauwens (TH), expert in the peer-to-peer principle as an economic alternative for the crisis. They will conduct the debate, led by moderators Nik Baerten and Joannes Vandermeulen, around the theme of Conflict & Design. Design Fusion will be rounded off with a networking session that also marks the opening of the Design Triennial.
Design Fusion will take place on 14 December 2013 at 2 p.m. at C-mine, Genk.
Entry is free, but you are required to register at www.designplatformvlaanderen.be
John Thackara (FR)
Jane Chen (CA)
Liz Sanders (US)
Michel Bauwens (TH)
Nik Baerten (B)
Joannes Vandermeulen (B)