#TOTAL. SUMMARIZED OF ALL LECTURES

LECTURE #01: Andrey Sudarikov – playdisplay

Andrey Sudarikov is a designer from Russia, founder and creative director of PlayDisplay company based in Moscow. In this lecture, he talked about four projects, creation processes, and the problems they encountered at the design stage.

Also, the message went through the entire presentation that in any project it is important how the team interacts with each other and with the customer. How important it is to take into account the human factor, the customer himself and his understanding of the project and especially for international projects – cultural characteristics.

LECTURE #3: Astrid Kury „Why Collaborate?”

Astrid Cury is the director and culturologist at the „Akademie Graz“. She told how important cooperation is and why creative people, especially designers, artists, etc. should cooperate as much as possible.

Astrid asks this question: „In which world do you want to live in? In an egoistic, competitive, isolated one or in one where we share our ideas to get to the best outcome?“

She says collaboration has many benefits:

  • unique ideas
  • perfect equation of form and content
  • increases social relevance and impact
  • includes work on democracy
  • to promote social cohesion and enable equal access

But in the beginning, the collaborative process is always very complicated. People should find a way of interaction that is comfortable for them and develop a clear structure so that it is easier for everyone to work.

LECTURE #4: Florian Doppel-Prix “is it art or can we toss it?”

During this lecture, I realized that, like in the previous lecture from Astrid Kury, you cannot work in isolation from other people. And it can be completely different people, professions and areas of activity. Everything can intersect even within the framework of one project. Especially if we are talking about creative specialties.

Almost all the projects that he showed are interactive and work to immerse the visitor of the exhibition in a certain atmosphere.

LECTURE #5: Burcin Cem Arabacioglu “sustainability from interior design perspective”

In this lecture, Professor at the University of Istanbul, where this city is also a city of design in Turkey, spoke about environmental friendliness, sustainability and conscious design in terms of architecture and interior design. This topic is very close and interesting to me, since I did this at my bachelor’s degree. But, to my great chagrin, it was extremely difficult to follow the lecture due to the low quality of the sound, which did not allow me to concentrate.

LECTURE #6: Sylwia ulicka “questioning material culture”

Despite the fact that Sylvia had amazing lecture material on the ideas of sustainability and eco-efficiency, it was a disappointment to see her reading all the articles from the sheet.

In this lecture, Sylvia casts doubt on the material culture, it refers to the fact that we as designers must strive to achieve sustainability in everything, and for this it is necessary to identify as many ways tools and techniques, as well as to understand what and are better.

“Sustainable development meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet there own needs.”

In my opinion, this proposal very well summarizes the goal to which we must strive in society.

LECTURE #7: Ursula tischer “keynote at relating systems thinking and design symposium”

Despite the fact that this symposium and presentation by Ursula Tisher was recorded back in 2015, this topic is still very relevant. At this presentation, Tisher talked about the problems of social and environmental policy.

She sees that one of the variants to solve this problem is attracting and educating as many people as possible, giving them the opportunity to see or even participate in the process of creating the product. Also, she calls “entertainment” as an important factor that will attract people to this. As an example, she shows a trash can, which produces a variety of sounds, when a person throws something inside.

We trashing the planet, we crashing the planet and not even have fun!”

LECTURE #9: Wolfgang Schlag “radio work”

Wolfgang Hose is a journalist who shared his experience and spoke in his lecture about the advent of radio and its formation as a source of mass information. What was the radio at the dawn of its formation and what it is now.

I agree with his final conclusion – the radio will not leave. Rather, it is just beginning to regain popularity. Over the past couple of years, the number of people who began to listen to more radio in my environment has increased significantly. I myself began quite often to listen to various radio podcasts on topics of interest to me.

LECTURE #9: WOLFGANG SCHLAG “RADIO WORK”

Wolfgang Hose is a journalist who shared his experience and spoke in his lecture about the advent of radio and its formation as a source of mass information. What was the radio at the dawn of its formation and what it is now.

It was very interesting to know how the first broadcast was carried out. It was in Pittsburgh. And in the beginning, there were about 40,000 listeners, but over time, over the course of two years, that number grew to about 500,000, which showed great success and potential.

Modern radio was formed in 1967 and had two main channels – pop radio and cultural channel. 1967 was a turning point in the history of not only the radio, but also the music industry. A large-scale Woodstock festival took place, the Beatles were at the peak of popularity, jazz and other musical genres were gaining popularity. Of course, as the largest source of information, the radio did not stand aside.

Of course, later, the industry developed, topics no longer fit into the framework of this broadcaster. Radio channels began to be divided by genres and topics. And at the end, Wolfgang talks about what modern technology has achieved. Today, every person has the opportunity to record their own podcast without leaving home. All you need is a good microphone and laptop.

I agree with his final conclusion – the radio will not leave. Rather, it is just beginning to regain popularity. Over the past couple of years, the number of people who began to listen to more radio in my environment has increased significantly. I myself began quite often to listen to various radio podcasts on topics of interest to me.

LECTURE #7: URSULA TISCHER “KEYNOTE AT RELATING SYSTEMS THINKING AND DESIGN SYMPOSIUM”

Despite the fact that this symposium and presentation by Ursula Tisher was recorded back in 2015, this topic is still very relevant. At this presentation, Tisher talked about the problems of social and environmental policy.

I was stunned when she said that only 1% of what is produced and produced every day will still work fully and will retain its worthy appearance after 6 months! It’s really terrible, terrible to realize with what a waste of humanity belongs to the nature of the resource. And we are all responsible for this! Every designer today must think several times before to create something. We must ask ourselves: “What do I want to create? Is it necessary? Is that really a useful thing? How to make this thing more environmentally friendly, recyclable and long-lived?”

She sees that one of the variants to solve this problem is attracting and educating as many people as possible, giving them the opportunity to see or even participate in the process of creating the product. Also, she calls “entertainment” as an important factor that will attract people to this. As an example, she shows a trash can, which produces a variety of sounds, when a person throws something inside.

We trashing the planet, we crashing the planet and not even have fun!”

LECTURE #6: SYLWIA ULICKA “QUESTIONING MATERIAL CULTURE”

Despite the fact that Sylvia had amazing lecture material on the ideas of sustainability and eco-efficiency, it was a disappointment to see her reading all the articles from the sheet.

In this lecture, Sylvia casts doubt on the material culture, it refers to the fact that we as designers must strive to achieve sustainability in everything, and for this it is necessary to identify as many ways tools and techniques, as well as to understand what and are better.

Despite the huge amount of talk about this on the part of politicians, really significant things have not been done, there is never a residual effort to do this.

As a rule, such projects require more resources and costs, and economic growth is always a priority. And sustainability must take into account many factors: social, environmental, economic.

Sylvia also presented the projects of her students who work in this field and are engaged in this approach. Showing these examples, Sylvia encourages designers, especially the new generation, to be bolder, not afraid to protest, to be sincere, not afraid to ask questions to themselves and society, not afraid to answer them and work, taking off their pink glasses.

“Sustainable development meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet there own needs.”

In my opinion, this proposal very well summarizes the goal to which we must strive in society.

Overview

Einige Gedanken zu den anderen, ebenfalls sehr interessanten, Lectures:

#1 Andrey Sudarikov

Andrey Sudarikov ist ein russischer Designer und der Gründer des Design Studios PlayDisplay. Er ist hauptsächlich im Interaction, AR und Game Design Bereich tätig. In seiner Lecture stellt er einige seiner sehr eindrucksvollen Projekte vor. Für jemanden wie mich, die in 3D so gut wie gar nichts kann, ist es immer wieder faszinierend, was machbar ist. Vor allem das Projekt am Flughafen in Singapore ist mir im Gedächtnis geblieben. 

#3 Astrid Kury

Eine wirklich tolle Lecture! Im Talk von Astrid Kury geht es darum, wie wichtig es ist, mit Personen aus anderen Disziplinen und Sparten zu kooperieren und sich zusammen zu schließen. Mit den verschiedenen Projekten, die Astrid Kury vorstellt, wird einem selbst sehr gut klar, wie viel mit Design möglich ist und wie großartiges man schaffen kann, wenn man gemeinsam an einem Projekt arbeitet. 

#04 Florian Doppel-Prix

In seinem Vortrag „Is it art or can we toss it?“ erzählt Florian Doppel-Prix von Projekten im Bereich Ausstellungsdesign. Seine verschiedenen Arbeiten gaben einen guten Einblick in die Welt der Ausstellungs-Installationen. Da Ausstellungsdesign nichts ist, womit ich mich intensiv befasse, war es für mich sehr interessant, mehr über diesen Bereich und die Arbeit darin zu erfahren. 

#05 Burcin Cem Arabacioglu

In seinem Talk über Nachhaltigkeit im Leben und im Design trifft Burcin Cem Arabacioglu für mich einiges auf den Punkt. Er spricht darüber, wie nachhaltiges Design ein nachhaltiges Leben beeinflussen kann und dass es eine Verantwortung von DesignerInnen ist, Menschen Nachhaltigkeit näher zu bringen. Ich finde es schade, dass man dem Vortrag leider schwer folgen konnte, da der Ton nicht ideal war. 

#06 Sylwia Ulicka

Auch bei der Lecture von Sylwia Ulicka wird das Thema Nachhaltigkeit aufgegriffen. Sie spricht noch mal einen anderen Aspekt dieser Thematik an – unser Konsumverhalten. Die Researcherin, Designerin und Professorin aus Mexiko vertritt ihre Ansichten sehr verständlich und ich kann ihr in vielem zustimmen. 

#07 Ursula Tischner

Ursula Tischner spricht ebenso über die Wichtigkeit von Nachhaltigkeit. Außerdem spricht sie die Lebensdauer von Produkten an, welche eindeutig zu unserem Konsumverhalten beitragen. In ihrem Talk wird eindeutig, dass der Konsum von all den Menschen enorm zum Ressourchenverbrauch beiträgt. Da ich meine Bachelorarbeit zum Thema Klimawandel und den dazugehörigen Problematiken geschrieben habe, war der Vortrag besonders interessant für mich. 

13&9 & INNOCAD

In ihrer Lecture stellen Anastasia und Martin Lesjak ihr Produkt Design Studio (13&9) und ihr Architekturbüro (Innocad) vor. Was mich besonders beeindruckt hat, ist das von ihnen selbst designte und geplante Büro, welches in verschiedene Arbeitsbereiche (Architektur/Research/Produkt Design/Sound Design) aufgeteilt ist. 

Some thoughts

After summarizing and reflecting on my favorite three lectures I now have some thoughts about the other lectures.

Florian Doppel Prix:
First, what I immediately connect with his talk is of course the cat! 🙂 

Unfortunately I’m not that much into exhibition and sound design. However, it was a very interesting talk and it was nice to have a look at the installations and to get a feeling for what happens behind the scenes, especially technically! 

Andrey Sudarikov:
What really stuck in my mind for weeks (or months in the meantime) from his talk was the project about the plane that could be colored analog and would change in digital afterwards! I was impressed of the fusion of analog drawings and 3D modeling. However, I was really amazed by his other projects too. 

Burcin Cem Arabacioglu:
Prof. Burcin Cem Arabacioglu’s talk dealt with the topics sustainable architecture and interior design. He explained what would be required in order to develop or produce sustainable products. I have to say that, for me, it sometimes was not very easy to follow his talk. 

Anastasija & Martin Lesjak:
I loved their holistic approach and how they consequently persist on working interdisciplinary! I think that their way of designing (focusing on the process) and working transdisciplinary are the key to their unique and outstanding projects. 

Astrid Kury: 
I really liked Astrid Kury’s talk and it was really inspiring in my opinion. I personally am very interested on the topic inclusion concerning design and therefore loved her project „La Casa de Carlota“.

Ursula Tischner: 
Her talk „Better future: By design or by disaster?“ really reminded me on how impressive and impactful statistics can be! Especially the fact that only 1% of designed products are still used after six months is just crazy. Of course, this is nothing new to us, however it stayed in my mind. All in all I think her talk was very informative, inspiring and well structured. 

Saskia Schmidt

Die für mich interessanteste Lecture war eindeutig die von Saskia Schmidt. Der erste Eindruck des Videos war eine extrem positive Überraschung für mich, da sie die Lecture sehr gut aufgebaut, visualisiert und strukturiert hat. Es war wirklich angenehm, ihr dabei zuzuhören, wie ihr Weg vom Studium zur Selbstständigkeit aussah.