The Power of Objects | From You For You

Hallo Designathon Friends,

Three weeks ago the Designathon Zürich organized their first digital, international unconference – because of the great feedback we will repeat this format again next Saturday! But this time, we will focus on the power of Objects.

In edition 2.0 «The Power of Objects» we’d like to invite you to come up with ideas surrounding things or architecture. We engage you to think about the empowerment or domination through objects and to create awareness of the influence of objects on everyone of us. Possible questions might be: Do we need new objects? Does the weapon kill or the human? Do objects have a gender? Should we have an organ donation obligation? How long can you survive without a smartphone? Do we dominate it or are we being dominated? 

What are the topics and questions that interest you? We are keen to hear that and discuss it with you!


Since many parts of the world are enclosed, we want to create a platform for connections! Therefore we organise an unconference with no borders together with our partners in crime Urban Equipe.
An unconference is a participant-driven meeting day where topics are chosen by you and other attendees. In other words, we invite you to form the unconference at the same time as you are participating – to learn, teach and discuss together. We only define some basic structure
around it.

One aim of our association is to support the exchange in the society, beyond social circles, companies or universities. With these series of digital events we want to keep up the exchange.


We will start at 9:30 am Central European Time (CET: UTC+02:00) with a digital call together and coffee or tea at home. If you haven’t done already, you will have time to come up with a proposal for a topic.

Then there will be a small introduction of the topic «power of the objects». Followed up by collecting your questions and subtopics that you want to discuss. So if you want to tell the audience some of your thoughts, present a project you did surrounding this topic or if you just have an urgent question that you want to discuss with an international audience, you are welcome to present that. After collecting all inputs we vote together and select nine of them.

From there we will split off into groups and dig deeper into the topics that interest us the most. Each group will discuss and give their presentation. When we have finished the last discussion in the individual groups, we meet again all together for a feedback round and to say goodbye around 2pm!

Till then – stay safe!
We would love to see you next week.
Your Designathon Team

-> The event is free but registration is needed (limited spaces) please register here