»Everything that emerges in design – things as well as non-concrete objects, for example, in the digital sphere – must have the ability to establish a useful relationship.«
This is how Stephan Ott, Editor in Chief at german design magazine form, defines his idea of a social design. This summer we conducted an interview with him on the fundamental understanding of what a social and civic design might be, how it could be defined, and how we are able to transform observations of a social practice into reasonable knowledge.
Stephan was our first interviewee in a series of ten interviews we are currently planning. Our intention is to collect ten prominent and diverse positions on the topic of social design. These positions should provide a mingled orientation in the field and on our specific questions concerning the theoretical framework of an archive of social design projects.
The interviews will be published irregularly as transcripts or videos. Any kind of contribution or personal expertise which could foster the comprehensiveness of the series is very welcome. Get in touch with us.