Research

Platform
dialogues
at
Tortona
Design
Week
2013
Milan

DIALOGUE 1: TUES APRIL 9TH 2013, DESIGNING FOR CO-CREATING

TUESDAY 9th APRIL, 11:00-12:00
How can architecture and product design contribute to co-creation? Is co-creation a romantic idea driven by the democratisation and customisation of the consumer industry, or a true reflection of contemporary working practices?  What are the potential benefits of co-creating within architecture and product design? This session investigates the importance of materiality at the human scale of design. Jurgen Bey, Ben van Berkel and Leo Schouten invite design critics and writers to actively share their opinions concerning the future of co-creation. Sharing an interest in encouraging dialogue, innovation and creative exchange through design, they will discuss the process of co-creating within their own practices, as well as the designing of spaces for the accommodation of co-creation.

Panelists:
Ben van Berkel - Co-Founder/ Principal Architect UNStudio
Jurgen Bey - Director/ designer Studio Makkink & Bey and director PROOFFLab
Leo Schouten - Founder / director PROOFF
Moderator: Christine de Baan

DIALOGUE 2: FRI APRIL 12TH 2013, MATERIAL ATTAINABILITY

FRIDAY 12th APRIL, 15:00-16:00
Every day we strive to find new materials and novel uses for old ones to discover inventive, effective and sustainable solutions. In the context of this Dialogue, ‘attainability’ is the combination of research and sustainability in the pursuit of advanced materials.  For this dialogue we will explore what materials can do now, and what we want them to do tomorrow.

Panelists:
Gabi Böhm - Senior Architect/Project Manager, Premier Composite Technologies
Micol Costi - Director of Materials Research Material Connexion Italia
Giammichele Melis - Associate Director Buro Happold
James O’Callaghan - Director Eckersley O’Callaghan Structural + Facade Engineers
Federica Sem - Managing Director Permasteelisa Interiors
 

DIALOGUE 3: SATURDAY 13th APRIL, 15.00-16.00, INTERFACE

SATURDAY 13th APRIL, 15.00-16.00
Whether it is as a portal to the World Wide Web or active nano-technologies, the communication between users and materials is no longer only one-way.  The surfaces and objects through which we communicate and design provide new tactile and virtual feedbacks.  This Dialogue will explore the current and future possibilities of Interfaces with each other and through materiality.

Panelists:
Markus Benz - CEO Walter Knoll
Birgit Lohmann - Associate Editor-in-Chief Designboom
Jan-Christoph Zoels - Senior Partner user experience design Experentia