Papanek Symposium 2011
Angewandte Exhibition Centre
Heiligenkreuzer Hof, Vienna
The Victor J. Papanek symposium celebrates the legacy of Papanek as a leading critical thinker of design. Each event embraces a timely theme, bringing together interdisciplinary speakers to discuss and debate issues with a bearing on contemporary design practice.
The theme of the launch symposium, ‘Anti-Design: A Prescription for Rebellion’, takes its slogan from Papanek’s clarion call to designers, to look beyond the aesthetics of conventional product design to a broader, politicised vision of design’s power to transform social futures. Invited speakers, from historians to contemporary designers, will present their visions and critical reflections on the potentiality of design’s anarchic past and future.
Convened & Curated by: Dr. Elana Shapira
Directed by: Prof. Dr. Alison J. Clarke
Supported by: Bryleigh Morsink
Senior Curator, Architecture and Design, MoMA, New York
Director, Papanek Foundation and Chair, Design History and Theory, University of Applied Arts Vienna
Professor, Design Interactions, Royal College of Art, London
Senior Fellow, Contemporary Design, V&A London
Director, Urban and Transdisciplinary Design, Parsons The New School of Design, New York
Director of Critical, Curatorial and Conceptual Practices in Architecture Columbia University, New York
Sustainable Futures Expert, Founder and Director of Doors of Perception, France