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DAE: The Arena

Contagious Care- Friday 23 October 2020

By The Arena

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Science has shaped a conception of cleanliness that feeds misconceptions about the importance of our microbiome. In an era of microbial fear, brought on by the current Covid-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to understand how micro-organisms impact practices of health. This panel will invite conversations around how we can understand microbial bodies, and explore embodied and more-than-human systems of health.

Professor Jamie Lorimer (Environmental Geographer, University of Oxford)  
Marek Glogowski (Social Design, MA) 
Monika Gravagno (Artistic Director, Facciocose) 
Paulien Nabben (Activity, BA) 
Roberto Pérez Gayo (Social Designer & Social Worker/Activist) 
Serina Tarkhanian (Social Design, MA) 
Marina Otero (Head of MA Social Design, 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.