15, 16, 17, 20, 21 June 2022
Politecnico di Milano.
Campus Durando. Building B2 – Class B2.0.1 | Via Durando 10, 20158 – Milano
Design Phd Summer School 2022
DESIGN IN TIMES OF CRISIS | Inquiring the role, agency, and responsibility of Design for decolonising, (un)knowing, and world-building
With the pandemic striking our usual way to think (about) the future, this may be the opportunity to better understand the huge potential of future literacies as a methodological tool to convey concepts and information in rethinking knowledge boundaries.
Located at the intersection of the material, the cultural, the epistemic, the ontological, the technological, the philosophical, the political, design (as a discipline, practice, and domain) contains the seeds of the capacity for becoming an agent of radical transformation and generative production. It can do that on the condition that it becomes also a medium of critical inquiry, unleashing its capacity to interrogate the present and build new worlds, beyond the overwhelming deterministic visions pushed by contemporary socio-technical and socio-economic systems.
It might lead to an inter-, trans-, post-disciplinary exploration exploring the role, agency, and responsibility of design in showing unexpected (im)possible directions of change.
It might be a meta-knowledge inquiry about Research through Design (RtD) within the perspective of decolonizing knowledge, unfolding the opportunities of (un)knowing, and world-building.
It might be an investigation of how speculative and critical approaches can be deployed to rethink futures in light of theories and the practices coming from other disciplines.
More details and the full program are available at this link.