About this book
On the occasion of Graz UNESCO City of Design, the Joanneum University organizes an annual lecture series with high-profile speakers. It focuses on different aspects of the international discourse on design. For the first time, a symposium has been organized as part of this event. The presentations provide the material for the Socio-Designbook.
While the gleaming aesthetics of commercial goods conspire to form a modern “ego image”, there is – beyond the pressure to consume – a development that focuses on the social relevance of design relating to cultural objects: in these times of social change, Socio Design is increasingly garnering attention. The book documents six design contributions which have a stabilizing and balancing effect owing to a new arrangement of social interactions.
- How design can have a positive effect on society
- Six completed international projects
- Based on a lecture series at the Joanneum University of Applied Sciences, Graz
Dr. Karl Stocker, head of Department Exhibition Design and Information Design, University of Applied Sciences Graz
“‘Socio-Design’ turns the spotlight on design’s relevance and by doing so makes significant progress towards making the concept universally understandable.”