Miriam Koban and I co-curated and moderated a one-day symposium during Weltformat 2020 in a hybrid format – on Zoom and in person. Weltformat’s theme was “Not (Yet) Cancelled”.
The second panel was called Dealing with power: design and systemic change.
Even before recent events, designers have been reflecting on a need to address change beyond their daily practice. Like other professionals, they are wondering about their place and contribution to society. Many feel a need to inscribe a political dimension to their work, since systemic issues cannot be addressed like a design brief. How can we reappraise and reinvent the systems we use and on which we rely? This panel debates our role as designers within wider structures to critically reassess our profession.
Madeleine Morley (who was unfortunately unable to join us)