(non) Disruptive Visions

I somehow started to attend the so called ‘design debates’, in the Design Academy Eindhoven. The previous one, on mapping (the conflict), was quite interesting (perhaps because of my life-long interest to maps).

This one, labelled ‘Disruptive Design‘, promised to be interesting, too, but turned to be very boring.

I knew the story of Avular, a start-up that is (going to start) making industrial drones (they were one of the participants of the High-Tech XL accelerator where I was supposedly a mentor.)

There was nothing ‘disruptive’ in the presentation by Ramon Haken, especially in terms of ‘design’. It’s a good project, and in many ways a local favorite, but the story was like many other millions of such kind.

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Mapping the Conflict: Debates in the Design Academy Eindhoven

Last Wednesday I went to the Design Academy Eindhoven to participate in what is known ‘design debates‘, open gatherings where they invite various speakers and where the students (as well as other participants) can discuss certain issues (more or less related to design).

This time the topic was about ‘mapping’, and I am always keen to learn on almost everything in this filed. This passion has been seemingly shared by many more, as the event was absolutely totally full, I’ve been to a few debates in the past, but this was nothing compared to the one on maps. The picture below shows the room a quarter of hour before the event began, and by the start it was completely full.

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