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All conferences will be held between June 23th and 24th of 2020 through Microsoft Teams, each conference will have its access link. Please check this link at the end of the information for each conference, as well as its access time. All conferences are free and open, so they don’t require registration.

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JUNE 23 (FIRST DAY)

Flaviano
Celaschi

TIME, BODIES, MACHINES, DESIGN, IN CONTEMPORARY CAVNAS-CITY

Giulio
Vinaccia

DESIGN AS A DEVELOPMENT TOOL

Maria Eugenia
Rinaudo

MARIA

BIOINSPIRATION FOR THE TRANSITION DESIGN TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY IN COLOMBIA

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The contemporary city has become a space for experimentation and transofmation for the designer as well. The designer’s approach to this scale of problems focuses on these elements: people and their individual and collective body-mind; enabling technologies, and on the time factor. After many centuries of design entrusted to the spatial factor it is now very effective and desirable to intervene on the time factor in urban reactivation. This approach is put to the test by the change imposed on our relational life by the COVID19 virus. The intervention explores the underlying philosophy, announces methodologies and proposes a study model.

“Design can be used as an active tool to fight poverty and generate income and resilience in countries of the Global South through new types of creative economies.” Designers have a social responsibility! For too long, design was something like fashion: only for the happy few and very superficial. “Designers were a kind of stylists. This all changed – now to an increasing extent designers are engaged as consultants specialized in finding solutions for every day life. We are problem-solvers, and well placed to do so since we have a foot in production, in marketing and in developing things of beauty. Today, designers increasingly design for the real world.”

The planetary vertigo in which we are currently immerse, makes visible the urgency to act on the emergencies that are emerging. This, without a doubt, requires promoting proposals inspired by the biocultural wealth of the territory to allow themselves to be conquered by the dynamics of order and chaos characteristic of nature. Biosinpiration to face the tensions and pressures on the dimensions of sustainability is an innovative commitment to promote links that will strengthen alternative development paradigms that allow a sustainable transition towards different ways of life, consumption and production, especially in biodiverse, multiethnic and multicultural countries like Colombia.

Q&A on how this COVID-19 emergency is going to change our reality, and which are going to be the implications for our disciplines.

JUNE 24 (SECOND DAY)

Manuel
Lecuona

THE SYSTEM OF DESIGN POLICIES

Andrés
Sicard

DESIGN IS EATING THE LIFE?

Terry
Irwin

TERRY

COVID-19: THE SPREAD AND RESPONSE IN THE U.S., THROUGH THE LENS OF TRANSITION DESIGN

Alejandro
Echeverri

aLEJANDRO

DESIGNING EQUITABLE CITIES

The “Design Policies” strengthen design as a strategic factor of governments, promote its value, its potential and be an engine of sustainable growth and well-being; they plan actions to promote, raise awareness and integrate the design industry into the business through design-based innovation. The “Design System” is the natural territory of induction and generation of Design Policies, because achieving its objectives involves working as a network, sharing knowledge and skills, interconnecting actors such as design promotion centers, professional associations (industrial design, graphic, interiors, digital, services …), educational institutions, research centers, business associations, government institutions…

Reflexions about how design in the territory recognizes the value of ancient wisdom by integrating it into the emerging field of Food design. The future actions from the territory can take place within the universe of Food-Culture and thus contribute to the health care and wellness, experience gestures that emerge in company and knowledge of living ancestralities to bring life from the past to the future. These knowledge and actions are not finished being valued by many civilizations-, today they are an invitation to design and other disciplines. These forms of survival with impeccability are references to incorporate the transdiscipline of Food Design that flourishes in Latin America.

In this lecture Terry will discuss a two and a half month research project to “map” the spread of COVID-19 in the United States and the national response to it, using the Transition Design approach. Transition Design is a transdisciplinary approach for addressing complex, “wicked problems” and for seeding and catalyzing systems-level change. Although COVID-19 is a global pandemic, the way in which it manifests locally is unique to each geographic location, history and culture of “place”. The research project looked in particular at the historic “socio-technical transition” that formed the context for COVID-19 in the U.S. and the ways in which responses at both the local and national levels have been problematic and connected to a wide range of other wicked problems

Drug trafficking dominated Medellín in the 80s and 90s, and this made its social segregation more visible. Violence and inequality had caused many streets to become the territory of nobody. Many challenges emerged, including the idea of making the city more transparent, recovering public spaces and integrating the neighborhoods that had been excluded. Medellin became a living laboratory. The strategy of Social Urbanism has allowed us to experiment within the different disciplines of Design, architecture, urbanism, and landscape. It also has broadened the scope and created practical tools from design processes to deal with urban and social issues within politics. ¿What can we learn from the Medellín Experience? ¿What city will we talk about after the Pandemic?

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Q&A on how this COVID-19 emergency is going to change our reality, and which are going to be the implications for our disciplines.

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