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Event Details

Date

September 27

Time

19:30

Location

Online

Cost

Free

Unraveling the Essence of Creation: Design for Tomorrow


Welcome to "Unraveling the Essence of Creation: Design for Tomorrow," an extraordinary event that delves into the captivating realms of philosophy and design. In this captivating exploration, we will embark on a journey to understand how these two distinct disciplines intertwine and shape the world of tomorrow.

Philosophy and Design:


Philosophy, often considered the mother of all disciplines, is the pursuit of wisdom and understanding through critical thinking and reflection. It has been the driving force behind some of the most profound and transformative ideas in history. Philosophers contemplate the nature of existence, reality, ethics, aesthetics, and the very essence of being. In a world facing complex challenges, philosophy equips us with the intellectual tools to unravel the mysteries of existence and enlighten the path toward a more enlightened future.


Design, on the other hand, is the art of crafting purposeful solutions to tangible challenges. Beyond aesthetics, design takes a holistic approach, considering functionality, user experience, sustainability, and societal impact. It shapes the products we use, the environments we inhabit, and the interactions that govern our lives. As we design for tomorrow, our responsibility is not just to create beautiful things, but also to envision a world that is more sustainable, inclusive, and harmonious.


At first glance, philosophy and design may appear to inhabit different worlds. However, upon closer examination, their paths intertwine in captivating ways, enriching the potential for transformative creation. Through profound philosophical inquiry, design can elevate beyond the ordinary and become a catalyst for profound change.


Areas of Intertwining


  • Ethics of Design How can philosophical frameworks, such as utilitarianism or deontology, guide designers to make ethically sound decisions in their creative process? Can we design products that not only fulfill desires but also promote the well-being of individuals and society as a whole?

  • Aesthetics and Meaning Philosophers have long contemplated the nature of beauty and its relation to truth and meaning. Design, as a medium of expression, can embody philosophical concepts and imbue objects and spaces with profound messages that resonate with our deepest selves.

  • Sustainability and Existentialism Addressing the pressing challenges of climate change and ecological imbalance requires reimagining our approach to design. Existentialist philosophies prompt us to reflect on our responsibility towards the environment, influencing sustainable design practices that nurture the planet.

  • Human-Centered Design and Phenomenology By drawing insights from the study of human experiences and consciousness, design can focus on creating products and spaces that are intuitive, empathetic, and truly transformative for individuals and communities.

  • Designing for Social Justice and Political Philosophy How can design challenge prevailing power structures and advocate for equality and social justice? Exploring political philosophies inspires designers to engage in creating a more equitable society through their work.


As we gather for "Unraveling the Essence of Creation: Design for Tomorrow," we invite you to immerse yourself in the captivating interplay of philosophy and design. Together, we will discover the boundless potential of design when guided by profound philosophical inquiry. Let us embark on this transformative journey, united by our vision for a brighter future, where design becomes a powerful force for positive change in the world.



Remember to use the hashtag #DesignForTomorrow when sharing your event experience on social media!


Please check Meetup to stay up to date. This initiative scaled beyond expectation and we're doing our best to keep the plane up while flying. Event are published on Meetup and LinkedIn.


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All online events were made possible by a donation from Nadine Niehaus of Sprintlab





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