Zukunft. Design!

100 Years of BDG

Author: Slanted editors

How much design is in the future, how much future in design? How is our society reflected in the communication of advertising, science and politics? To what extent can, should or may design intervene at all? Can political design and public interest design change society fundamentally?

In two sessions, well-known experts will discuss the challenges of shaping the future and the design skills required for it in an evening conference hosted by the BDG on November 13th, 2019. Among the guests will be amongst others: Andrea Augsten, Severin Filek, Götz Gramlich, Erhard Grundl, Regina Hanke, Boris Kochan, Henning Krause, Martina Merz, Mara Recklies, Claudia Siebenweiber, Klaus Staeck, Ingrid Stahl.

The discourse will be introduced and animated by Michael Hardt, former president of the European design association BEDA, who observes developments in society and design from Sweden today. Between the two discussions, design legend Erik Spiekermann will share his view of things with the guests. Followed by a celebration with drinks, snacks and music from 9 p.m.

In addition, the anniversary publication Avantgarde und Mainstream: 100 Jahre Kommunikationsdesign in Deutschland, published by avedition, features 16 specialist authors who will highlight various facets of communication design.

Slanted is giving away 3 × 1 of these books. To take part in the lottery, please send an email with the subject “100 Jahre BDG” to [email protected] until November 4th, 2019, 11 a.m. The winners will be drawn. Legal ways are excluded. By taking part you are accepting the privacy statement of Slanted. Good Luck.

Zukunft. Design! Festveranstaltung: 100 Years of BDG

Wednesday November 13th, 2019
Opening from 5:30 p.m.
Talks from 6:30 p.m.
Celebration from 9 p.m.

Akademie der Künste

Hanseatenweg 10
10557 Berlin

Tickets including snacks and drinks: 15.– €, reduced 8.– €
BDG designers free of charge.

More information and tickets here.