IoA Sliver Lecture: Wideshot Design

Donnerstag, 21. November 2019 - 19:00 Uhr

Universität für angewandte Kunst

IoA Sliver Lecture Series
Greater Futures

Almost all challenges societies around the globe face today are complex, interconnected and placed in a rapidly changing environment. The rhetoric about what is to come is swinging between utopia and dystopia, between nostalgia and techno-utopias. The only fact about the future is that it is inevitable.
The grandfathers of futurism, the Italian Futurists, showed that the future is not only a domain of time but also of ideology. Subsequently the fathers of futures studies developed principles on how to study the future. Hence, according to futures studies scholar Jim Dator: "The future cannot be 'predicted' but alternative futures can be 'forecasted' and preferred futures 'envisioned' and 'invented'- continuously." (Dator, 1996)
Yet, the world as it is has its own impact on the future and according to another futures studies scholar Ziauddin Sardar the relevance of futures studies resides within the present. According to Sadar the value of change in people's perceptions and motivations, channeled into an evolution of present values and immediate action, can only be judged within its present or immediate future.

Looking at design promoting economic, political, technological and cultural innovations the lecture series gathers thoughts and approaches also pertinent for the discipline of architecture, aiming for a greater world after tomorrow.

All lectures are free of charge and open to the public!

SLIVER´s Greater Futures with:
Wideshot Design 21.11.2019
Brian Boigon 5.12.2019
Anab Jain (tba)
Jose Sanchez 2.4.2020
Alison Clarke 28.4.2020
Monika Bielskyte 2.6.2020


Ameisen Urbanismus
Vortrag, Architektur, Zukunft
Donnerstag, 21.11.2019 19:00
Universität für angewandte Kunst
Oskar Kokoschka Platz 2
1010 Wien
HS 1
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