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(Archive) DDW Talks: The New Intimacy

This project was part of DDW 2020
Designer Hans Hollein in his Mobile Office — © Lilli Hollein

Covid-19 has shrouded our entire social fabric and exposed all the threads and frayed edges. One of the most important human values, intimacy, is at stake now that physical contact is often no longer possible. How do designers reflect on this? How can they translate the value of intimacy in a creative and innovative way into their design? How can they provide ways that give us hope in these dark days?

The many social challenges facing us, such as climate change, inequality or poverty, have been further accentuated in a short space of time by the Covid-19 pandemic. It has accelerated the change in the relationship between each other, the world around us