Location: Department of Humanities, Room 229 – via Tommaso Gar, 14 Trento
Organized by the Design Research Lab (Trento) and including the presence of professor Tom Bieling of the Design Research Lab (Berlin), the seminar investigated interpretations and controversies around the concept of “design” within different historical and cultural contexts and, specifically, within an evolutionary perspective.
Prof. Tom Bieling, Design Research Lab – Universität der Künste Berlin
Prof. Renato Troncon, Design Research Lab – University of Trento
Dott.ssa. Camilla Robuschi, Design Research Lab – University of Trento
This framework takes into account disciplines and fields of study including philosophy, biosemiotics, cultural theory, media studies, and schools of thought such as positivism, rationalism, constructivism and the new philosophy of science, in order to fully understand and apply design research in its many forms.
09.30 – 09.45 Introduction and greetings
09.45 – 10.30 Tom Bieling, The idea of design between cultural theory and media studies
10.30 – 10.45 Break
10.45 – 11.30 Renato Troncon, Design and Evolution: The meaning of exaptation
11.30 – 12.00 Camilla Robuschi, The role of code-duality within the creative process in the perspective of biosemiotic studies