Trust in the digital age is one of the most pressing issues of our time. In a series of collaborative workshops, the Academy
of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava (AFAD), and the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, have been working on interpretations,
interventions, and objects dealing with the role of design in the digital age and the responsibilities of designers regarding
trust in new technologies.
Topics range from multi-disciplinary relations between economics, sociology, and information technology to copyright vs. open-source
design, social design (socially responsible design, Big Data and data protection, manipulation of reality, authenticity and
forgery), and design strategies on the interface between human and non-human entities, including their relation to education,
entertainment, hygiene, lifestyle, and mobility. This international collaboration between students gave rise to several concepts,
from which three projects have been developed for presentation at the MAK FORUM in Vienna in 2020 as part of the Project EU
Interreg VA SK-AT “Design & Innovation.”
Tue, 3 March 2020, 7 p.m.