Europe as an Island.
By David Normington, designer at IXDS Munich. With a diverse background in visual storytelling and teaching. David is interested in research through creative design: exploring and understanding a subject by making things.
Are maps the truth? Can a map based on subjective data have the same value as traditional cartography? Through a series of connected projects, David explores the perception of maps in various cultures and their role as a designed object. Using Europe as a case study, he redesigns a map of the continent that looks quite different from what we might expect.
The European Republic is under construction
By Victoria Kupsch, initiator of the appeal "Europe: A new version is available" and co-founder of the European Democracy Lab – a young think-tank in Berlin that is working towards defining a new vision for European politics.
Victorias talk will give you a short introduction to the founding themes and ideas of the European Democracy Lab as well as it's current work: We seek to think about Europe, the European Union, the Eurozone differently. We develop new ideas to ultimately overcome the current political deadlock- we are convinced that Europeans, the citizens of Europe, are key to a common and better future.
The second part of the talk will explore one of the Lab's latest and ongoing projects - the public newEurope appeal - to show just how lively a vision for political change in Europe can and needs to be.