»dimensions of together« – international conference & workshops of the Department of Design Dessau, 31.5.-1.6.2016, Bauhaus Aula Dessau
"The rituals, pleasures and politics of co-operation" (Sennett)
The idea for the conference is about working together in order to pursue shared goals. Many tasks require people to work together as a team to achieve successful results. Among those people and settings are university seminars, chefs, symphony orchestras, researchers, user-experience designers, the employees of a company together with the company's network of partners, but also inter-species relationships such as working/ farm animals, or dolphins collaborating with fishermen.
Now we ask: What makes a team work well together? What are the conditions to make a group cooperate? What impedes a successful development? Who is learning from whom? What is the role of trust?
Sub-text: In the light of climate change, the global refugee situation, increasing automation, and scientific advances such as genetic engineering, it appears that the future will be different from the present, and that we have to make conscious decisions of how we actually wish to live together in a sustainable way. Considering that the way of thinking (perhaps too much thinking, too little acting) that has lead to the current situation appears useless in tackling in changing the unfolding situation, we ask: What kind of thinking and acting together is required to steer towards a sustainable future?
Day 1, Tues. May 31st: Workshops
Day 2, Weds. June 2st: Talk & Discussions
Day 3, Thurs. Post-Symposium Workshop
Terry Irwin & Gideon Kossoff (USA)
Katri-Liisa Pulkkinen (FIN)
Uwe Lübbermann (GER)
Matylda Krzykowski (CH)
Mark Jenkinson & Ayshé Jenkinson (UK)
JoJo Wood (UK)
Michael Hohl (GER)
More information and registration here: http://www.dimensions-of.de/