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Panel Discussion with CAPS LOCK author Ruben Pater

11 June, Brussels and online

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  • Online panel discussion with CAPS LOCK author Ruben Pater at The Festival of the New European Bauhaus
  • Influential thinkers in the field of design reflect on its transformational potential

What: Online panel discussion
When: Saturday, 11 June, 9:30–10:30
With: Luther Quenum (moderator), Ruben Pater, Dr. Leyla Acaroglu, Prof. Dr. Jamer Hunt
Where: Brussels, online
Organised by: The Festival of the New European Bauhaus
Language: English
Admission: Free⁣, please register here

The Festival of the New European Bauhaus⁣
From 9 to 12 June 2022, The Festival of the New European Bauhaus is coming alive as a hybrid event. The Festival brings together stakeholders from all walks of life to debate and shape our future landscape. It is also a key opportunity to get citizens on board and raise awareness of the power of the New European Bauhaus (NEB) values of beauty, sustainability and togetherness in addressing societal challenges. For its first edition, all events of the Festival such as conferences, exhibitions, seminars or other meetings combine a 'live' onsite event with a 'virtual' online component.⁣

PANEL DISCUSSION - Design and co-creation: Can they save the world?⁣
How does other peoples’ creative thinking influence how we tackle the world? From switching off the alarm to drinking the last cup of tea before bed, we interact with hundreds of objects and services each day. This session explores the transformational potential of design, looking at principles such as transdisciplinary engagement and participation.⁣

Moderator: Luther Quenum, Head of the Public Policy Laboratory, Métropole Européenne de Lille, France⁣

Dr. Leyla Acaroglu, Founder, The UnSchool of Disruptive Design, Portugal⁣

Prof. Dr. Jamer Hunt, Professor, Transdisciplinary Design, Parsons The New School for Design, Viktor Papanek Foundation, United States ⁣

Ruben Pater, Professor, Graphic Design Department, Royal Academy of Art (KABK), Netherlands⁣

Ruben Pater (1977, NL) was educated as a graphic designer, worked in several design studios, also independently, and as an educator (e.g. MA Royal Academy of Art, The Hague). With Untold Stories Pater makes critical work on the edge of graphic design, journalism and activism.

CAPS LOCK is an inspirational book full of sources for design students, educators and visual communicators all over the world, just like Rubens first book The Politics of Design (BIS, 2016).; @unlisted_roots; @capitalslock