Time for Design - Challenges, Roles and Practices of Contemporary Design

Enza Migliore
May 12, 2022 16:00 ~ 17:30
Yidan Library, Room 301

In this Salon we will welcome Prof. Enza Migliore, from the SUSTech School of Design.

Taking move from the obsolescence of a linear conception of time, based on old modernist assumptions of progress and undermined by the planetary-scale dynamics and geological forces of what we have learned to call the Anthropocene, we well discuss a new conception of time: object-oriented, archetypical and topological.

This paradigmatic shift calls for updated design roles, methods, and objectives beneficial for a sharp understanding of our present. We will discuss of para-fictional and material speculation as suitable research approaches for this reconceptualization of design. Sustainability, information, and hybridization will emerge as crucial issues explored through three distinct parameters: time and objects, time and knowledge and time and making. We will discuss selected case studies in which design practices respond to the contemporary challenges. In this recognition we will also identify tools and modalities that can help and support contemporary design to acquire and perform a renewed critical, reflective and political role.

May 12th, 2022, 16:00-17:30, Yidan Library, Room 301.

All welcome!

Organized by:

Tommaso Pepe

Tommaso Pepe

Tommaso Pepe is a literary scholar working on the intersections that cross literature, memory, trauma and intercultural dialogue.