Talk: Design for collaborative cities

On June 26, Bianca participated in a roundtable discussion with Ezio Manzini, a design theorists who sustains that today everybody designs. The event was organised by the Italian Embassy in Berlin and inaugurated the exhibition Design Lab #4, dedicated to the international DESIS Network (Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability) initiated by Manzini.

The participants of the roundtable discussion where:
– Ezio Manzini, founder of DESIS Network
– Bianca Elzenbaumer, co-founder of La Foresta – Accademia di comunità and Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow at Eurac Research (IT)
– Marco Clausen, co-founder of Prinzessinnengärten and Neighbourhood Academy (Berlin)
– Charlotte Marabito & Tomma Hinrichsen, UdK students Design & Social Context involved in participation projects at Tempelhof Airport
– Ineke Hans, designer and professor for Design & Social Context at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK)

The partner project of this research, La Foresta – Accademia di Comunità, curated the food performance with which the night ended. All the products of the performance where from organic producers of the Vallagarina valley (IT).

Images: Dario J. Laganà