26 June – 2 July 2017
On 28 June, visitors to the festival will have the opportunity to take part in an artists’ talk with Bernd Hopfengärtner and Ludwig Zeller in the Naxoshalle. In the theoretical narrative “Life Is Good for Now”, which we also tackled in form 261 on the topic of design and health, the potentials and social influences of big data were illustrated in a scenario depicting the near future. At the end of the event, attendees will be able to engage in a discussion with the artists on the same topic.
In addition, the “Designing Hope” symposium invites participants to presentations and discussions on 30 June which will revolve around the question of the relationship of new technologies to hope and with what intentions visions of hope are designed. During the one-day programme, various speakers will explain the roles that code, technical infrastructures and artificial intelligence are likely to play in the future. The responsibility and potential of design in contrast to future lifestyles with new technologies will also be examined critically and discussed with visitors. Insights into working creatively with code will be given in numerous workshops aimed at both beginners and also experts. There is also an extensive programme of workshops and activities for children and young people.