11 May/What Design Can Do!/Stadsschouwburg/Amsterdam

What Design Can Do is a two-day international conference on the impact of design. WDCD presents design not only as mere aesthetics, but as a way of thinking about problem solving for social issues. The second edition of What Design Can Do explores the role of the designer as a connector and the opportunities today’s networked society offer him for social progress. Amongst the more than 20 speakers are Dutch landscape architect Piet Oudolf, American graphic designer Paul Scher, Brazilian activist interior designer Marcelo Rosenbaum, the German architects of Raumlabor, African fashion designer Alphadi, and Dutch product designer Hella Jongerius.

Together wit Archis/Volume, the NAi is organising a break-out session at the international conference 'What Design Can Do!' in the Stadsschouwburg in Amsterdam. Nowadays almost everybody is connected with each other through internet and social media. This raises the question if people are still engaged in real 'contact'. Virtual time is replacing public time. This break-out session is an attempt to literally break with this phenomenon and to find an answer to the question 'What design can do for Contact'. Join us! Featuring, among others, Axel Timm (Raumlabor), Francisco van Jole (Joop.nl), Younghee Jung, Lilet Breddels (Archis/Volume), Ole Bouman (NAi) and you.

When & Where
Friday 11 May, 2012
Start: 9:30 am. Doors open 8:30 h.
Language: English
Location: Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam (Leidseplein 26, Amsterdam)
More information: http://www.whatdesigncando.nl/

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