Ramia Mazé at the Design (R)Evolution conference

6 December, 2013 - 17:03

Ramia Mazé spoke on “Design as Politics” at the Design (R)Evolution conference on Nov 24 in Warsaw, Poland. She discussed how design at the front lines of social change, as it crosses into new territories not only aesthetically or technologically but politically. She spoke in relation to her work with Magnus Ericson in DESIGN ACT Socially and politically engaged design today as well as her project Designing Social Innovation.

Her talk was in relation to the conference theme (excerpt):

“The contemporary designer is more and more often becoming a researcher, journalist, curator, activist, engineer and inventor. He/she carries out research, acquires knowledge, does experiments and creates a local community. Today design is becoming a means of building a community as well as a tool for the creation of a political or economic reality. The Design (r)evolution conference will be dedicated to a new definition of design and the new areas covered by designers' activities.”

The conference is organized by Agata Szydłowska and Rene Wawrzkiewicz from the Design Critique Platform. It was held at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Poland.

Other speakers included: Peter Biľak, Stuart Bailey, Monika Frech, Harry Keller, Severin Wucher, John O'Reilly, Deyan Sudjic, Dennis Elbers, Sandra Kassenaar, Charlotte Cheetham, Silvia Sfligiotti, Matylda Krzykowski, Gerry Leonidas