Tom Bieling

Saturday, 14.45 – 15.30
After the arrival - design as a hinge between open and closed society GER


“After the arrival - design as a hinge between open and closed society”

Design greift massiv in unser Alltagsleben ein und beeinflusst maßgeblich,
Design intervenes massively in our everyday lives and significantly influences who belongs and who does not. Inequality and discrimination are reproduced to the highest degree through design. Not infrequently represented by an inherently normative view of the "other," of the supposedly authoritative to the "exotic. The extent to which the associated role patterns, hierarchical structures, and power constellations are inscribed in design also raises the question of what role design can play in relation to social participation.
Tom Bieling uncovers new fields of operation that result from this for designers and provides points of contact beyond the design discourse. 

Dr. Tom Bieling does research and teaches at the Zentrum für Designforschung of the HAW Hamburg, teaches science of design at the HAWK Hildesheim, and theory and history of Design in Kairo and Berlin. He was a guest professorship for design research at the Universität zu Trient and the German University in Cairo. From 2010 – 2019 he led the research cluster Social Design at the Design Research Lab at Universität der Künste in Berlin. Before that, he was working at the T-Labs / TU Berlin (2007–2010). He is a co-publisher of the books series Design Meanings, part of BIRD Board of International Research in Design, co-founder of the Design Research Networks, initiator of, and member of the scientific advisory council of the Instituts Mensch, Ethik und Wissenschaft. He was voted Young Innovator of the Year by the Falling Walls Consortium. His works won multiple awards and are displayed worldwide.

His recent publications are:
„Inklusion als Entwurf – Teilhabeorientierte Forschung über, für und durch Design“ (Birkhäuser/DeGruyter, 2019)
„Design (&) Activism“ (Mimesis, 2019) und „Gender (&) Design“ (2020).