May 2022

3/1–5/31/2022
IDZ Event

#UXDA22: Open for Submissions!
Make it count! The second of the two 2022 UX Design Awards Calls for Participation is open for submissions. Enter your best work by 31 May 2022!

Details

Details on how to enter and the competition dates are available on the Awards Website.

5/12–22/2022

Berlin Design Week 2022
A physical BNDNWK is planned again for 2022, and will be accompanied by an online program. The guiding theme is “Higher Purpose”.

Details

How will we shape our future? Like many others, we have been asking ourselves over the past year what path to take after the Corona crisis. We believe that now is the time for transformational change and new perspectives.

The great challenge of our time is to develop concepts that reduce our consumption – and with it our production, use of resources, and pollution – while improving our quality of life in a sustainable way. In doing so, we must consider different aspects: Environmental and climate protection, social equity, the economy, global networks and connectivity. What we need is innovation in production and the economy that does not compete with this idea – creativity is not limited to design, it also applies to science and technology.

As such, design can observe, mediate and provide solutions, it can define problems and also solve them. With this year's focus Higher Purpose, you are invited to think and define this "better future" and present ideas on how we can make it happen.

The application deadline is 18. March 2022. All information on the application process, selection criteria and costs can be found on our website, under APPLY.

Friday, 5/13/2022
7.00 pm–11.00 pm
IDZ Event

otl aicher 100:“there is no computer that calls for freedom”
Artificial intelligence and ethics - following on from Otl Aicher's essay “kulturen des denkens” (cultures of thinking)

Details

Welcome: Prof. Jeanine Meerapfel, filmmaker and president of the Academy of Arts and Prof. Karsten Henze, Chairman of the Board of the IDZ.

Excerpts from the films "Designlegende HfG" (1988) and "Otl Aicher, der Denker am Objekt" (1991) of the edition disegno of Peter Schubert Filmproduktion, publisher FSB

Discussion between Peter Schubert, film director and producer and
Wolfgang Reul, door handle philosopher at FSB

Lecture: Prof. Dr. Byung-Chul Han, philosopher, cultural scientist and author

Panel discussion with:
Lukas Brand, theologian, author of the book "Artificial Virtue. Robots as Moral Actors"
Lorena Jaume-Palasí, philosopher and founder of "The Ethical Tech Society"
Yasemin Keskintepe, art scholar and curator of the exhibition "Artificial Intelligence. Machines - Learning - Human Dreams" at the German Hygiene Museum, Dresden

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Christoph Neuberger, communication scientist, Executive Director of the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society

In German language | Admission free

Please observe the current instructions and hygiene rules of the Akademie der Künste. You are required to wear an FFP2 mask in the entire Academy building.

Location:
Akademie der Künste, Plenary Hall at Pariser Platz
Pariser Platz 4, 10117 Berlin

Transportation: S+U Brandenburger Tor, Bus 100, 300

Time:
May 13, 2022, 7 to 9 p.m. (admission from 6:30 p.m.)
Afterwards: Get-together

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Thursday, 5/19/2022
5.00 pm–6.30 pm
IDZ Event

German Ecodesign Award | Online Talk “There is another way”
How does sustainable consumption succeed?

Details

In our online talk, three winners of the German Ecodesign Award show how sustainable consumption can succeed. We talk to them about the role design plays in solving current challenges and how their projects have developed since receiving the Ecodesign Award. In addition, Lisa Frien-Kossolobow, expert for sustainable consumption at the German Environment Agency, will explain the environmental consequences of our consumption decisions and what we can do in our everyday lives. Afterwards, there will be a moderated exchange between the speakers and the audience.

The talk will take place as part of SPOTLIGHT ON. The series of events of the German Ecodesign Awards focuses on former winning projects and their underlying themes in lectures, talks and workshops.

The talk is free of charge and will be held in German.

5/24–29/2022

Touring exhibition "Future is now!"
As part of the Coburger Designtage, the German Ecodesign Award will be showing the current winners from 24 to 29 May 2022.

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On the upper floors of the Parkhaus Mauer in the middle of Coburg, visitors can expect an unusual location that will not only be brought to life by our touring exhibition, but also by a diverse programme consisting of workshops, lectures, concerts and much more. With the megatrends "connectivity" and "neo-ecology", the Coburger Designtage focus on topics that will change our society and design in the long term.

June 2022

6/1–10/31/2022

Berlin Summer University of the Arts
The Berlin Summer University of the Arts will again offer a wide range of creative online and face-to-face courses from June to October.

Details

The workshop program of the Berlin University of the Arts is aimed at artists, advanced students and graduates of all artistic disciplines. An international team of lecturers and teachers introduces participants to the methods and discourses of contemporary art in a diverse and experimental way.

More info can be found here.

Saturday, 6/25/2022
7.00 pm–10.30 pm
IDZ Event

otl aicher 100: “of course a car is also a sign”
Retrospective of Otl Aicher: Kritik am Auto, Munich 1984

Details

Among others with:
Florian Aicher, architect
Lutz Fügener, Professor of Design and Mobility, Hof University of Applied Sciences, Selb Learning Center (Lernort Selb)
Peter Wouda, Design Director Volkswagen Group Future Center Europe, Potsdam

Moderation:
Thomas Edelmann, journalist and design critic

In German language. Admission free

Location:
Ulm HfG, Am Hochsträß 8, 89081 Ulm, Germany

Time:
Saturday, June 25, 2022, 7 to 9 p.m. (Admission from 6:30 p.m.).
Afterwards: Get-together

July 2022

6/1–10/31/2022

Berlin Summer University of the Arts
The Berlin Summer University of the Arts will again offer a wide range of creative online and face-to-face courses from June to October.

Details

The workshop program of the Berlin University of the Arts is aimed at artists, advanced students and graduates of all artistic disciplines. An international team of lecturers and teachers introduces participants to the methods and discourses of contemporary art in a diverse and experimental way.

More info can be found here.


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