International Conference | Design Research
Strategy Setting to Face the Future
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On June 27 and 28, 2007 the Faculty of Design and Art at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano will host an international conference on
“Design Research: Strategy Setting to Face the Future”.

The event will focus on two key issues:

What topics will become relevant, over the next few years, for the design profession and its role within economics and society?

What are the most appropriated working methods, research approaches and professional attitudes for dealing successfully with the challenges those future design topics are implying?

On their own designers do not have answers to these questions. As their work influences various public and private sectors of both industrial and cultural life, they need constant feedback and commentary, forecasts and suggestions from these sectors. Only then does that catalyst of understanding emerge that safeguards the relevance of designer creativity, also in a larger context greater than any single design.

“Design Research: Strategy Setting to Face the Future” will give the opportunity to discover, reflect and evaluate crucial challenges of our present times and to get new insights about future topics, orientations and co-operations.

The target groups we would like to involve are designers, entrepreneurs, researchers, design students and teachers as well as – last but not least – all people interested in learning more about framing conditions and challenges of the times we are living in.

In order to do this, the Faculty of Design and Art at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano has invited 12 international speakers who are covering four key subject areas:
Aldo Bonomi, Aditya Dev Sood, Stefano Boeri
Antonio Calabrò, Gianfranco Dioguardi, Alessandro Guerriero
Design practice
Ruedi Baur, Biagio Cisotti, Lars Müller
Amy Franceschini, Francesco Jodice, Guta Moura Guedes.

Come and join the event and its debates.
We are looking forward to welcoming you in Bozen-Bolzano!

Hans Höger

Antonino Benincasa
Design (Concept & Realization)

Kuno Prey
Dean of the Faculty of Design and Art
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Poster Design Resarch
Poster of the conference
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