The manifold relations between design and art, society, and politics of production are this autumn’s conference theme. This
theme reverberates in the contemporary academic field of design and architecture, as well as among practitioners interested
in exploring the developments and understanding the situation not only in Central/ Eastern Europe.
In the four sessions, the speakers from Austria, the Czech Republic, Norway, Canada, Germany, and Slovakia will explore:
The questions of mutual influence of visual art and design, the products intersecting these two realms, and their place and
role in effecting the material culture.
The situation in design production in Slovakia, its regional conditions, challenges and solutions
The question of development of the urban space in Central/Eastern European region, inherited concepts and inadequacies, and
ideas in the field of architecture
Development and effects of various strategies of production, particularly questioning the diverse solutions within the car
design and automotive production.