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DAE: The Arena

Methods of New Materialism- Sunday 18 October 2020

By The Arena

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How do materials around us construct and inform our lives? How should we consider our relationships with them, in terms of use and value? By looking into the narratives of material production, life cycles and infrastructure, this panel will revisit the position of designers in the field of 'new materialism'. 

Anastasia Kubrak (Designer & Researcher) 
Jan-Micha Gamer (Social Design, MA) 
Lukáš Likavčan (Researcher & Theorist) 
Martina Muzi (Designer, Researcher & Curator) 
Archibald Godts & Theresa Bastek (Studio Plastique) 
Willeke Segers (Motion, BA) 
Maxime Benvenuto (Design Researcher) 

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.