Creative Innovation Across Disciplines: Art and Design Visiting Speaker Seminar Series

Three Ecologies and Design Empowerment

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As part of the School of Art and Design's Creative Innovation across Disciplines Seminar Series, Dr Otto von Busch, Associate Professor of Integrated Design, Parsons School of Design, The New School, New York, presents: ' Three Ecologies and Design Empowerment'.

  • From: Wednesday 1 March 2017, 12 am
  • To: Wednesday 1 March 2017, 12 am
  • Location: 24, Newton building, Main Entrance, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU

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Event details

As part of the School of Art and Design's Creative Innovation across Disciplines Seminar Series, Dr Otto von Busch, Associate Professor of Integrated Design, Parsons School of Design, The New School, New York, presents:'Three Ecologies and Design Empowerment'.

Summary

Dr Otto von Busch will examine sustainability and empowerment in design from the perspective of philosopher Felix Guattari’s book The Three Ecologies (1989) to examine how design could be addressed throughout three transversally connected ecological registers: environment (nature), human relations (social) and human subjectivity (mental). Examining a series of examples from his artistic research, Otto will explore a central paradox in design and especially fashion: how can we address empowerment and sustainability within an industry that is based on promoting anxiety, dependency and addiction?

Biography

Dr Otto von Busch is Associate Professor of Integrated Design at Parsons School of Design, The New School. He holds a PhD in design from the School of Design and Craft at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and was previously Professor of Textiles at Konstfack, Stockholm. In his research, he explores the emergence of a new hacktivist designer role in fashion, where the designer engages participants to reform fashion from a phenomenon of dictations, anxiety, and fear into a collective experience of empowerment and liberation.

For any enquiries please contact the College of Art, Architecture, Design and Humanities Research Office by email or by telephone on +44 (0)115 848 2301.

Location details

Room/Building:

24, Newton building, Main Entrance

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Goldsmith Street
Nottingham
NG1 4BU

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