Category Archives: sustainability and social innovation
Becoming Animal – How our Relationship with Nature, connected with the Senses, has developed to where we are now.
[A Film Review] Dorit Nafshy „As we humans are spending more and more time entranced by our artifacts, caught up in a dazzle of the digital screen, it enables us not to notice, not to feel, what’s really going on … Continue reading →
by Tom Bieling It is said that if 3.5% of the population, across all classes, are prepared to change substantial aspects of their way of life, this will set in motion a profound change in society. 3.5 %, that doesn’t … Continue reading →
Buchbesprechung von Tom Bieling Demokratie und Design bilden ein schwer zu trennendes Beziehungskonstrukt. So wie sich Design im Gebrauch verwirklicht, ist auch eine demokratische Gesellschaft ohne Öffentlichkeit kaum denkbar. Und beides gilt erst recht, zieht man demokratisch bedingte und bedingende … Continue reading →
PROTOCOL Magazine’s recent issue (No. 8) showcases a variety of original works brought together under the theme of “the ground”. In their contribution “Building Gravity” Fernando Luiz Lara* (Austin University of Texas) and Tom Bieling** discuss the concept of “gravity” not exclusively related to the … Continue reading →
[English Version below!] Welche Roh- und Wertstoffe befinden sich in unseren mobilen Geräten? Unter welchen Produktionsbedingungen sind diese Geräte entstanden? Wie verhält es sich um ihren Lebenszyklus und das Leben nach ihrem Gebrauch? Im Rahmen der Code Week übt ein Team aus … Continue reading →
NewPractice (Issue One) on ‘Design as Radical Labour’ includes an interview with Tom Bieling about social, cultural and political dimensions of Design. Find the entire interview here!
Since many of his thoughts and works are still very present in our discourses, we would like to share a brief introduction with some background information about Ivan Illich, we found online:
click to enlarge! The new publication ‘Die Geschichte des nachhaltigen Designs‘ (= The History of sustainable Design) by Karin-Simone Fuhs, Davide Brocchi, Michael Maxein & Bernd Draser (Hrsg.) contains a contribution by Design Research Lab‘s Tom Bieling, Florian Sametinger and Gesche … Continue reading →
Communities can be understood as forms of active engagement, collaboration and knowledge sharing which create new social bonds and be regarded as catalysts for social innovation and participation. The community infrastructuring research group (Florian Sametinger, Jennifer Schubert, Andreas Unteidig, Malte … Continue reading →
Tom Bieling talks about the Project DESIGN IN(G) SOCIETY in this Radio Interview (Language: German). To listen or download the Interview click here! Or “watch” it on Youtube: For further Infos on the project click here! Project DESIGN IN(G) SOCIETY In the winter semester 2012/13, a … Continue reading →
We already mentioned Ezio Manzini quite a lot. Here is another one of his talks (from 2010): Ezio Manzini-Keynote: Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability from Interaction Design Association on Vimeo.
Dear friends Liebe Freunde Caras amigos A healthy, successful and happy 2012 to all of you (especially those we haven’t met this year)! Euch allen (insbesondere denen, die wir in diesem Jahr leider nicht treffen konnten) sowie einen sicheren Rutsch … Continue reading →
We recently attended the Sustainability in Design: NOW! Conference in Bangalore/India. The Conference was promoted and organized as the concluding event of the EU funded LeNS project, which aims at the development and diffusion of design for sustainability in design … Continue reading →
After Dr. Ramia Maze could unfortunately not attend personally the last DRNetwork Forum, she did an interesting online presentation. I am not sure, if that video will be uploaded on DRNetwork, so in substitute i post her recent talk on … Continue reading →