Papanek Symposium 2015
From Vienna's Ringstrasse to the Global Turn: Émigré Culture and the Origins of Social Design

The biennial Papanek Symposium brings together internationally renowned historians, social scientists and curators to discuss the historical origins of social design and the legacy of Victor Papanek's humanist agenda in design.

Speakers include Professor Eve Blau (Harvard University); Professor Christopher Long (University of Texas at Austin); Professor Felicity D. Scott (Columbia University).

Convened by Senior Researcher Dr. Elana Shapira as part of the Papanek Foundation & University of Applied Arts Vienna Design History Department FWF (Austrian Science Fund) project Émigré Cultural Networks and the Founding of Social Design.

May 27 - May 28, 2015

University Applied Arts Vienna

Oskar Kokoschka Platz 2

Vienna 1010, Austria


To Be Announced


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Image: Fingermajig toy by Jorma Vennola. Featured in Design For The Real World by Victor Papanek. © Papanek Foundation.