26 June: Talk on Design, Participation and Politics in Kunstgewerbemusuem

In its Design Lab series, the Kunstgewerbemuseum presents DesignLab #4: design for collaborating cities, an exhibition on design for social innovation and cities. It is also be the first time that the work of the DESIS Labs is on show in Germany.

On 26 June – before the opening – Ezio Manzini, founder of the DESIS network, will talk at the Kunstgewerbemuseum.
Manzini is an Italian design academic and author known for his work on design for social innovation and sustainability. His most recent book Politics of the Everyday came out with Bloomsbury in 2019.
Two UdK-design students present a case study on developments that they are involved in at Tempelhof Airport and Ineke Hans, professor Design & Social Context, will also speak briefly and moderate the conversation.
The talk is open for the public.

18.00 Welcome by  Claudia Banz, Curator Design at the Museum of Decorative Arts, Berlin Luigi Mattiolo, Italian Ambassador to Germany
18.05 Keynote: Design for collaborative cities – Weaving people and places in fluid urban spaces by Ezio Manzini, Founder of the international DESIS NETWORK and Professor at Elisava University Barcelona, Politecnico di Milano among others
18.35 – 19.30  Short presentations and Roundtable with
Ezio Manzini, Founder of DESIS Network
Bianca Elzenbaumer, Co-Founder of La Foresta – Accademia di comunità and Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow at EURAC Research (IT)
Marco Clausen, Co-Founder Prinzessinnengarten Kreuzberg and Nachbarschaftsakademie, Berlin
Charlotte Marabito & Tomma Hinrichsen, UdK Students Design & Social Context involved in participation projects at Tempelhof Airport
Ineke Hans, Designer and Professor for Design & Social Context at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) and moderator of the roundtable
19.30 – 20.00 Q&A
20.00 – 21.00 Food for thought – Eco-Social Food Performance by La Foresta + Networking
For more info and the program, see talk at Kunstgewerbemuseum

Design Lab #4 Design for Collaborative Cities by DESIS Network is on show from 27 June till 21 July
For more info, see expo at Kunstgewerbemuseum.