Here is a short summery of the other International Design Discourse lectures.
In this post I want to summarize all international design lectures. I was able to gain valuable insights into so many different design areas and will definitely take some aspects with me.
In her lecture Work Work Balance Saskia Schmidt talks about her path to self-employment. Everything started with a design education in her hometown. In order to learn more about creativity she starts studying Information Design in Graz. During her study she discovered that she’s most interested in Branding.
Andrey Sudarikov is a designer from Moscow. He is the founder of the company PlayDisplay, which mainly realizes VR/AR projects and interactive installations. A few days before his lecture we had the possibility to vote on three of his projects, he then talked about.
- Andrey Sudarikov
Andrey Sudarikov is a gigant in the multidisciplinary design field in Russia, so having a Masterclass with him and then getting theoretical insights into hies work approach was quite enriching, as he talked not only about the conceptional aspect or the technical aspect, but rather how you can implement projects in a big scale and the importance of networking.
The talk of Ursula Tischner is about designing for sustainability. She has her career background in architecture and industrial design, especially eco design including social impacts. At first there are shown some negative consequences of environmental pollution like overfishing or air pollution. Bringing up facts like Canada being as the country with the most biggest emissions in the world makes it more touchable for the audience to realize the problem. The 3 consumptions domains energy and housing, mobility and tourism, food and agriculture are mentioned the whole talk long, so these are the main topics which people have to focus on when it comes to taking action in sustainability. I personally very liked the interesting examples of the sustainable dance floor in Rotterdam, where more electricity is produced the more people are dancing. A nice outcome of that is to see how the lights change when people are moving around. Also the example of the trash bin witch makes a sound when throwing something away is a nice way of affecting people in their behavior regarding to sustainability.
This was a very interesting lecture about radio. Starting with some historical facts and outline the importance of that medium through the decades, Schlag also pointed on the medium’s importance for the future.
Really cool to see some sophisticated work from Graz! The design Studio Innocad and 13&9 had some really interesting projects combing several disciplines.
This was a very fascinating lecture to me. It started quite shocking with a lot of devastating facts about our lifestyles. Not necessarily new, but still like a punch in the face when you get to see the hard facts. Personally, I have also thought a lot about this and even asked the question if I am even studying the right thing when you see all the negative consequences that the profession partly could be held responsible for.
Altogether I liked the collection of lectures. They have truly widen my horizon. Below there are short summaries and comments for the first six lectures.
L1. Andrey Sudarikov
This was a very interesting workshop and lecture! The portfolio of Playdisplay has some really advanced projects, and it was fascinating to hear about how it is to work as a designer in Russia. I liked the starightforwardness of the workshop, and it was fascinating to see the procedure working with projects of that size.