The Victor J. Papanek Lecture
The Victor J. Papanek Lecture takes place at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria, in honour of the Viennese-born design thinker and critic Victor J. Papanek (1923–1998).
Papanek’s design criticism combined acute analysis with populist tone, generating a unique form of polemic informing a generation of designers and thinkers striving to incorporate human factors into the making of the material world. His body of work, made available worldwide through his enthusiastic dissemination, continues to inform a new generation of practitioners and policy makers keen to adopt alternative, and transdisciplinary, approaches to design.
The Victor J. Papanek Lecture is free and open to the general public.
Frugal Digital Design? Technology for the Underserved
Vinay Venkatraman, co-founder of Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID) and TED speaker, will address the issue of digital design in alternative and emerging economies.
Design for the Real Real World
The Inaugural Victor J. Papanek Lecture was presented by John Thackara, leading Sustainable Futures Thinker, Director and Founder of Doors of Perception, France.