In the year that marks its 10th anniversary, the Faculty of Design and Art of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano launches the first edition of Unibz Design Festival, that will be held on September 20-22, 2012.
Unibz Design Festival will develop into a three-day event, including workshops and a final conference, addressing design students, young designers and everybody interested in contemporary culture.
This first edition of UniBz Design Festival will focus on the topic of Learning.
What does ‘learning’ mean in the field of design? What can we learn, or should we learn, from design? What should the designers of tomorrow learn? What do the designers need to learn from other fields? International designers, students and thinkers with diverse backgrounds will gather at the Faculty of Design and Art to exchange their experience and ideas on this topic.
Invited designers who will lead the workshops and talk at the conference include:
Daniel Eatock and Flávia Müller Medeiros (London, UK); Formafantasma (Eindhoven, NL); Rob Giampietro / Project Projects (New York); Cynthia Hathaway (Amsterdam, NL); Sophie Krier (Rotterdam, NL); Metahaven (Amsterdam, NL); Mischer’Traxler (Vienna, AU).
Unibz Design Festival will also include exhibitions – among them 10 Years of Design and Art at the Free University of Bolzano, Handdruck, and Compulsive Bodoni –, clubbing party – organised in collaboration with Transart – and a bookshop.
Unibz Design Festival 2012 is organised by a team of students, researchers and professors of the Faculty of Design and Art, coordinated by Giorgio Camuffo and Maddalena Dalla Mura.
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Stiftung Freie Universität Bozen
Fondazione Libera Univeristá di Bolzano
Foundation Free Univeristy of Bolzano