On 4 October 2023, the Hessian State Prize for Universal Design invites you to the Design Abilities – Design for an Inclusive Society conference at the Hessian State Representation in Berlin. Curious professionals, design experts, designers, students from all disciplines and interested citizens are invited to attend. The event is open to the public and free of charge.
Register now to attend the conference and be part of it!
What is it about?
Conventional and never questioned processes in daily life can be made easier through thoughtful design. Ideally, design contributes to an improvement in the quality of life for all. On the level of social systems, socially responsible design can also support the current transformation tasks of our society. Be it in housing or urban development, in communication between doctors and patients or in intercultural exchange – everywhere design can help to break down physical or immaterial barriers.
Among others, the following will speak:
- Kimia Amir-Moazami, Designer, Design Academy Eindhoven
- Anne Bansen, Designer, Berlin
- Hélène Fontaine, Designer, Burg Giebichenstein, Halle
- Helena Kiefer, Designer, Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences
- Prof. Dr. Philipp Oswalt, University of Kassel
As part of the Open Day, the interested public can discover the award winners of the year 2022 as early as 3 October in an exhibition at the Hessian State Representation. On display are the eight award-winning products that break down barriers in all areas of everyday culture and enable universal use for all people.
The Hessian State Prize for Universal Design is awarded every two years jointly by the Hessian Ministry of Finance, the Hessian Ministry of Social Affairs and Integration and the Hessian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Energy, Transport and Housing. It has been run and actively supported by the German Design Council since its first edition in 2013.
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