Internat 22, Göteborg

Internat 22, HDK/Chalmers

March 21-23, 2012

DESIGNING COMPLEX ENVIRONMENTS

”Complexity” is today a recurrent notion in most areas of design. Problems become all the more ”wicked” – incomplete, contradictory and changing, which requires the development of all the more composite and intricately folded approaches to both design practice and knowledge production. The main issue at stake is the difficulty of understanding or “systematizing” our diverse environment in a non-reductive, complex and fundamentally dynamic way. The meeting will address this difficulty from a number of different perspectives, with the starting point in the research conducted at HDK and Chalmers.

The meeting will include preparatory reading, individual oral presentations within the seminar groups and the submission of a short paper.

 

Preliminary program:

March 21, Location: HDK, Kristinelundsgatan 6-8, map. Room 301, Lilla Hörsalen.

10.30-11 arrival, coffee

11-12.15 Karl Palmås - Introduction to theme

12.15-13.15 Lunch

13.15-14.30 Maria Nyström, professor, HDK/Chalmers, ”Designing Extreme Environments”

14.30-15 Coffee

15-16 Luca Simeone PhD presentation

16-18.30 Seminar groups

19.00 Dinner at HDK

 

March 22, Location: Chalmers, Fakultetsvåningen, Gibraltargatan 1 A, Göteborg, map

9 - 10.15 Catharina Dyrssen, professor Chalmers ”Heterogeneous Systems”

10.15 - 10.45 Coffee

10.45 - 12 Björn Gross, konstnärlig lektor Chalmers, ”The Obstruction Game – Design as a way to simplify complexity”

12 - 13 Lunch

13 - 16.30 Excursion to Backa Kulturhus – field trip/social and cultural complexity

Minivisits to different projects. Discussion with Henric Benesch and Johan Öberg

17-18.30 Seminar groups

19.00 Dinner at Gyllene Prag, Sveagatan 25, tel 031-13 62 62

 

March 23, Location: Chalmers, Fakultetsvåningen, Gibraltargatan 1 A, Göteborg, map

9-10 Johanna Eriksson, PhD presentation

10-12 Seminar groups – presentations and discussion

 

YOU GOT THE READING IN A MAIL FROM MARIA HELLSTRÖM 120229, 18:28!

 

Karl Palmås. Researcher with a focus on organizational change and societal entrepreneurship. Palmås is currently investigating how entreprenurial innovations are disseminated through society. He is also interested in the relationship between entrepreneurship and urban change. In his research, he also engages in the question of how the digitalization of society – in combination with emergent technologies around data mining and analytics – create new so called ”pan-spectric” forms of organization.

 

Maria Nyström. Maria Nyström började sin akademiska karriär med köksutformning och energisnåla spisar i Vietnam, fortsatte sin forskning inom byggnadsklimatologi, inomhusmiljö och hälsofrågor med fokus på köksutformning. Hon har byggt upp forskning och utbildning i utvecklingsländer om livsvillkor i städer samt i rymden och på andra planeter, främst i samarbete med NASA och University of Houston. Hon har abetat med FAO, WHO, the Stockholm Environment Institute, Sida/SAREC liksom olika museer. Under senare tid har hon utvecklat guidelines för marknadsplatser, ett projekt i samarbete med WHO med fokus på hälso och hygienaspekter kopplade till den fysiska marknadsmiljön med livsförsörjande system.

Catharina Dyrssen. Architect and musicologist, professor at the Department of Architecture, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg. Catharina Dyrssen is especially interested in questions relating architecture to music, sound, rhythm, and the urban sonic environment. She conducts research on the intersections between housing and traffic, roadscapes and buildings, sound and public space, sound/space theory, spatial conceptualisation etc.

Björn Gross är utbildad på Chalmers Arkitektur och TUDelft med byggnadsteknisk bakgrund. Han driver sedan 2005 Arctic Studio, med fokus på privatbostaden som en plattform för utforskande arkitektur, ett arkitektkontor som arbetar gränsöverskridande med konst, arkitektur och design.
På Chalmers Arkitektur är Björn engagerad i projekten under det första året av kandidatprogrammet samt i portfoliesamtalen under det tredje året. På masterprogrammet är han delaktig i de tre terminsprojekten i design studion Future Visions for Healthcare, Housing and Work. Björn är även handledare och kritiker för examensarbeten.

Henric Benesch. Architect currently moving back an forth between commercial practices and academia, working with education, research, surveys, exhibitions as well as private commissions. The past years has been devoted to artistic research, as a new practice and research field where he has been investigating the premises and possibilities in architectural and multidisciplinary research projects like “Interventions” and “Kitchens/Passion for the real”. In February 2010 he defended his dissertation “Under the canopy – an environment for artistic research” at the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performings Arts/HDK.


Johan Öberg. Research secretary at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Gothenburg and engaged in issues concerning artistic research and particularly the evaluation and dissemination of composite, artistic knowledge.

More info on the exact venues will come.

Please let sushel [at] kth [dot] se know if you're coming or not, before February 22!

Book your hotel room before February 22, (you got the code in a separate mail from D! 120215) by calling or mailing:

BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel Mektagonen
Falkenbergsgatan 3
412 85 Göteborg
Tel: +46 31 387 90 00
Epost: info [at] hotelmektagonen [dot] se

 

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