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DAE: The Arena

Beyond a Better History - Thursday 22 October 2020

By The Arena

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Design, and the designer, have often been synonymous with notions of innovation, and producing something ‘better’. What if we are faced with contexts and situations where this is not the end point, or even a desirable goal? This panel examines practices of journalistic design and will discuss the roles and responsibilities of designers in a ‘post-better’ world.

Dr. Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg (Designer & Artist)  
Coltrane McDowell (Social Design, MA)  
Dima Srouji (Architect & Founder of Hollow Forms) 
Joseph Grima (Creative Director of Design Academy Eindhoven & Co-Founder of Space Caviar) 
Roberta di Cosmo (Social Design, MA) 
Yu-Chun Lo (Communicaton, BA) 
Saskia van Stein (Head of MA The Critical Inquiry Lab, Masters Department at DAE) 

With design research at its heart, The Arena is Design Academy Eindhoven’s (DAE) in-house platform for furthering dialogues on design discourse. It addresses and contextualises aspects of design practice that inform and surpass a final object or outcome.Tune in to DDW TV daily on  from 14:30-15:30 for panel discussions on the dilemmas of institutional critique, bio-politics and collective care, power structures behind invisible infrastructures, interrogations on cultural heritage and more.