About the Event
When talking about Designing Cities For All, we need to take a close look at how the designers of the future are being educated. We have seen that the dominant narrative of design and design thinking is often still rooted in Eurocentric perspectives and systems of oppression and exclusion. To design for all, designers can no longer think in silos. Collaboration and crossing disciplines are essential. What do students think about these topics? And how are they claiming and making space for the multitude of stories in the design field? Join us for a DCFA special and our season opening, where we will focus on the perspectives of students and recent graduates.
In DCFA we believe everything around us has been once designed and therefore can be redesigned. Thus anyone interested in design and assumes themselves as a designer is highly welcome to join this programme. Audiences may vary from urban planners and architects to students and scholars as well.
Pakhuis de Zwijger is an accessible, independent, and safe public meeting place for everyone. A contemporary 'talking house' with a strong online environment that has opted for dialogue as a form of conversation. A place where we jointly formulate ambitions and present different opinions and insights in order to arrive at creative solutions for the urgent and complex social issues of our time. Where we bring artists and designers together with scientists, policymakers, practitioners, and citizens in all their diversity. Where together we visualize the city and metropolitan region of tomorrow, test research results against everyday practice, and present technological and social innovation as alternatives to current policy and actual reality.