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POSTPONED: The Right to Design: A public mapping


I Cling To Virtue, 2012: Noam Toran & Onkar Kular


To coincide with the exhibition "Forensic Architecture: Design as Investigation" this event centres on mapping relationships between design, architecture and human rights. Through short presentations, readings, performances and tabled discussions the aim is to begin to collectively unfold the questions of what are design rights now? And what could be the right to design?

Contributions will highlight projects, case studies and concepts that map multiple readings of how certain human rights frameworks can be viewed as the wrong instruments for protection. From how intellectual property laws continually fail to safeguard folklore and other indigenous knowledge forms, to why the right to understand how injustices produced through and with
design could be the basis for claiming design education as a special kind of right and how contemporary design and spatial practices can materialise and identify instances where rights fail and exclude.

The Right to Design: A public mapping is the first in a series of investigations with practioners and scholars from disciplinary fields ranging from design and architecture to anthropology and law that will not only map designs relationships to human rights but begin to imagine alternative framings for how rights could be practiced, be redesigned, made visible and extended
through the discipline of design itself.

With contributions from:
Agency/Kobe Matthys, Artists organization specializing in Intellectual Property Law

Mohammed Ali, Design Researcher and PhD Candidate at RMIT University, Australia

Matilda Arvidsson, Researcher in international law & course director for Migration Law, University of Gothenburg

Anna Collin, Co-Director of Open School East, Margate, UK & Associate Curator at Lafayette Anticipations, Paris

Emma Corkhill & Ankur Society for Alternatives in Education (Delhi, India), Curator & Cultural Producer Hammarkullen Konsthall, Gothenburg

Elof Hellström/Mapping the Unjust City, Architectural Researcher & co-editor of Stockholmstidningen

Mahmoud Keshavarz, Design Researcher, co-editor of Design and Culture Journal and co-founder of Decolonizing Design Group

Nina Valerie Kolowratnik, Architectural Researcher and author of The Language of Secret Proof: Indigenous Truth and Representation

Christina Zetterlund, Design & Craft Historian, Associate Professor in Design Theory at Linnaeus University & Freelance Curator

The event is open to the public and will include a pre-screening of The Left-to-Die Boat by Forensic Oceanography in the Röhsska Auditorium at 11hrs, a guided tour of Forensic Architecture: Design as Investigation at 13hrs by curator Johan Deurell and a special reading from Boatema Boatengs publication The Copyright Thing Doesn't Work Here.

The Right to Design: A Public Mapping is jointly organised with the Röhsska Museum, HDK-Valand Academy of Art & Design, University of Gothenburg & Iaspis, Swedish Arts Grants Committee's International Programme for Visual and Applied Artists. The event has received financial support from Göteborgs slöjdförening.

Presentations will be in English. No entrance fee.

Date: 4/2/2020

Time: 1:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Categories: Design

Organizer: HDK-Valand, Röhsska museum och IASPIS

Location: Auditorium, Röhsska museum, Vasagatan 37-39, Göteborg

Contact person: Onkar Kular

Page Manager: Pia Ahnlund|Last update: 3/24/2009

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