Design fiction and speculative artefacts – Christian Zöllner is coming from a product design background and is constantly moving towards interaction design, design research and design teaching. He worked in design studios in Paris and Vienna. He teached at the Rietveld Academy Amsterdam, Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel and at the University of the Arts in Berlin where he hosted projects on experimental product development for more than six years. 2014 he was invited guest professor for Design Fictions at the University of Art and Design Burg Giebichenstein in Halle. Beside all that he gives workshops, courses, talks and lectures worldwide on topics such as science fiction, spatial strategies and design in detail and overall. Since 2012 he is running the art+design studio The Constitute together with Sebastian Piatza.
Using conceptual thinking to design our future experiences
Over recent years, new niche areas of conceptual design have grown increasingly relevant to critically viewing the ever-changing societies in which we find ourselves. Speculative Design, Critical Design, and Design Fiction are all tools to navigate through and critique social values, laying bare that which is and which could be.
This talk will provide an overview of these tools in hopes of raising awareness and encouraging us as individuals to take the future into our own hands by means of inventing new and engaging experiences for both society-at-large and for ourselves.