The Social Responsibility of Design and Art
Current Debates at the Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst FHNW in an international context
With contributions and statements by Peter Zumthor, Claude Martin, SIGIL, Chus Martínez, Michael Renner, Sabine Himmelsbach, Ines Goldbach, Stefan Charles and many more
What can designers and artists contribute to the theme of future sustainability? In this context, what responsibility does a Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst have? The 46 statements, essays and picture series in this volume were made in connection with lectures, research projects, symposia and exhibitions at the Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst FHNW. They address our relationship to nature, materiality, nutrition, waste, production and consumer cycles, up-cycling and to sustainability in social and cultural exchange. A broad spectrum is plumbed: from concrete measures to counteract the symptoms of climate change to aesthetic processes towards altering socially and individually shaped patterns.