PICNIC Afternoons @ Dialogue Cafe 0 Reply

Between Wednesday 22nd and Friday 24th September, Dialogue Cafe will be hosting a series of conversations as part of the 2010 PICNIC programme.

The events will take place
each day at Dialogue Cafes in Amsterdam, Lisbon and Rio de Janeiro from 5.30pm until 7.00pm (CET). These events will involve innovators, researchers, entrepreneurs and thought-leaders and will focus on three themes: Re-designing Life, Re-designing the World Around Us and Re-designing Design.

Wednesday 22nd September 5.30pm – 7.00pm

As we are increasingly able to manipulate the building blocks of life and the (living) world around us, the possibilities seem endless: prolonging and enhancing human life with improved healthcare, implanting nano- chips in our brains to boost human intelligence, creating smart materials for more sustainable use, improving food crops and developing sustainable energy sources. But what are the ethical and moral implications of these developments? How does it change our role as human beings in the greater order of things?

Speakers: Rachel Armstrong (Amsterdam) Miguel Neiva (Lisbon) Daniela Pais (Lisbon)

Moderator: Lucas Evers, Waag Society (Amsterdam)

Thursday 23rd September 5.30pm – 7.00pm

Our domestic environment as well as the cities we live in is going to huge change due to fast technological developments. We start to live in smart cities and smart houses, networked with the rest of the world. Our notion of the quality of cities not only depends on the endowment of hard infrastructure (‘physical capital’), but increasingly on the availability and quality of knowledge, communication and social infrastructure, made accessible true technology. (‘intellectual and social capital’). What future scenario’s can we expect? What will or can be the impact on economical, social or environmental issue. What is the ideal design of the world around us?

Speakers: Matthias Hollwich (Amsterdam) Helder Coelho (Lisbon) Luis Correia (Lisbon) Artur Arsénio (Lisbon) José Luiz Moutinho (Lisbon) J. Arthur Vasconcelos (Lisbon

Moderator: Frank Kresin, Waag Society

Friday the 24th September 5.30 – 7.00pm (CET)

The design industry is going through fundamental changes. Open design, downloadable design and distributed design democratize the design industry, and imply that anyone can be a designer or a producer. On the other hand design methodology as a problem solving process has found new applications in a broad range of seemingly unrelated sectors. How will these trends impact the very essence of the design industry, including copyright issues, traditional business models and the role of the professional designer?

Guest Speakers: Geoff Mulgan (Amsterdam) Charlie Leadbeater (Amsterdam) Blindesign (Lisbon) White Tent (Lisbon) Aforest Design – SARA Lamurias (Lisbon)

Moderator: Barbara Countinho, MUDE (Lisbon)

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Hi Ashique, Thank you for your interest! Our cycle is finalised but more sessions on crafts will take place at Dialogue Cafe. For instance you can visit our profil in vimeo and attend online some sessions recorded. Otherwise we plan to publish a book with the recommendations and findings of our discussions on crafts. Keep posted! Thanks again for your interest DC team
daliasendra on 2019.07.29