Digital Bauhaus is an annual summit for the creative economy. Set in Weimar, home of the original Bauhaus, it focuses on a specific topic each year and features hands-on workshops, keynote talks, panels and ample time and space for exchange and dialogue among the participants. Join it in Weimar this year from July 3–4 in an attempt to explore and critically reflect the politics, economics and aesthetics of designing the social.
In its second year the Digital Bauhaus Summit takes on the motto “Designing Society.” Having buried the deadly political utopias of the twentieth century, we encounter utopian visions of social engineering and re-design anew – from the microscopic to the large scale. Design has become a leading theme of our epoch, expanding from its traditional domains of objects, products, and surfaces into the realm of consciously shaping and reforming everything else: from technology to work, from money to law, from social processes to politics. But can design really live up to such grand expectations?
We are delighted to announce that our lector Sebastian Olma, Professor for Autonomy in Art & Design, is going to join the spectacular line up of the Digital Bauhaus Summit, giving a talk on What’s Wrong With Social Innovation