Designing Common Ground
What is design today?
A table, a train, a cobot, a community… On the edge of the year 2020, design is more about systems than stuff. It is about producing environments and experiences. It is about creating connections to the built world, but especially to other people.
Increasingly, people’s individual health and well-being is linked to the greater community they are a part of — and design can play a significant role in creating that community.
A key focus of contemporary design is how to live in multi-generational, multi-cultural, multi-attitudinal societies. Not just based on age, race or gender, but based on speed, on interests, on points of view. How can design express this multi-layered society? How can it facilitate through creating new connections, spaces and things?
The key objective of the 11th Biennale will be uncovering the objects, expressions, systems and points of view that are changing our world — and finding ways to allow them to coexist and collaborate.