Exploring new directions in design, CRISIS design is a logical next step in development. Design originally defined itself as working for the better of the organized (designed) world.
Design, as the tools for improving the way we live, has never considered crises, for example, huge and sudden shifts in the socio/economic conditions. It has also hardly addressed the needs within situations of natural or other catastrophes.
A vision on a reality that was based on the belief in stable systems is being shaken. The discontinuities and disruptions we are experiencing today, give rise to the need for CRISIS design. Integrating (the concept of) disruption in our mental map is a prerequisite for developing an understanding of the discontinuities we are forced to address.
Aesthetics of Instability
CRISIS design focuses on contemporary research on unstable systems and dynamic structures and on visual research of crisis situations and investigates the ‘aesthetics of instability’.
Designing for Crisis
CRISIS design addresses how to innovate in/for situations of upheaval and for communities in need of new infrastructures for everyday life. It showcases environmental and sustainable projects for unpredictable changes in climates, and/or dealing with migration and mobility as an effect of globalization and political unrest.
Permacrisis and Design of Crisis
How do we plan for a future that is uncertain? How do we implement innovative design for temporary and dynamic (infra)structures? A model of “permacrisis” – takes cues from “permaculture” (sustainable agricultural ecosystems), and uses the ironic-hyperbolic prefix “perma-“, meaning “state of exception”. In this configuration, rather than proposing a remedy to crisis-mode, we propose to work with crisis.
22 May 2015
Introduction by Prof. Elizabeth Sikiaridi and Prof. Frans Vogelaar, Hybrid Space Lab
Hidde Baars, Economic Counselor at Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Berlin
Wiebe Baron, Defence Attaché at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Berlin
Irene Droogleever Fortuyn, artist and designer of KETTER & Co Foundation, initiator of a social-design project in the context the prison village of Veenhuizen
Prof. Dr. Damir Brdjanovic, sanitary engineering, UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education
Luc van Hoeckel, designer of Super Local, a design studio that finds local solutions worldwide
Manon van Hoeckel, designer, initiator of the IN LIMBO EMBASSY project
Daniel Kerber, artist and social designer of morethanshelters
Dr. Jürgen Perschon, executive director of European Institute for Sustainable Transport / EURIST
Remco Rolvink, founder, secretary general, master planner of DASUDA / Dutch Alliance for Sustainable Urban Development in Africa
Malkit Shoshan, architect, author of Atlas of the Conflict, Israel-Palestine, founder of the think tank FAST / the Foundation for Achieving Seamless Territory, initiator of ‘Design for Legacy, Pre-cycling the Compound’
Corinna Sy, designer of CUCULA – Refugees Company for Crafts and Design
Hanno Wurzner, Head Economic Department at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Berlin
“Refugee Republic”, screening
Prof. Elizabeth Sikiaridi and Prof. Frans Vogelaar of Hybrid Space Lab curate the program, together with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Berlin.