Friedrich von Borries: Is Design Political?

Design becomes political when we see more in it than the shaping of our environment’s surfaces. Friedrich von Borries, architect and professor of Design Theory at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Hamburg (HFBK), talks about his concept of design as an emancipatory praxis that intervenes in the world in order to change and improve it.

Friedrich von Borries, architect and professor of Design Theory at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste (HFBK) in Hamburg, Germany, operates at the intersection of urban planning, architecture, design, and art. His work focuses on the relationship between design practice and socio-political developments. “As scientists we try to comprehend the world. As designers we try to change it. We engage with the big questions of our time―global economic inequality, environmental destruction and climate change, technologies of surveillance, and security policies―by drawing on the tools of both, research and design.«

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October 5, 2016
12:00 pm
Ryder Hall Room 320, Northeastern University
11 Leon Street,
Boston MA, 02115"