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DAE: The Arena

By The Arena
(Un)Seen: Invisible Infrastructures - Monday 19 October 2020

Infrastructures enable certain types of mobility and transactions to take place. Our primary way of interacting with these infrastructures, however, is through an interface, whether it be a screen, object, or system. What happens when we look beyond their interfaces? What do we learn about the politics and power structures of the systems surrounding us?

Panelists: 
Benjamin Bratton (Theorist of Philosophy, Art & Design) - Video contribution  
Caroline Nevejan (Chief Science Officer of Amsterdam, Professor of Designing Urban Experience) 
Noa Jansma (Communication, BA) 
Patricia Reed (Artist & Writer) 
Ryan Baker (Information Design, MA)   
Zeniya Vreugdenhil (The Critical Inquiry Lab, MA) 
 
Moderator: Ceola Tunstall-Behrens (The Arena team) 

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  ddw.nl  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.

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