NERD 6th Sense – New Experimental Research in Design 

14th–15th November 2024
hosted by the Technical University of Applied Sciences Augsburg (THA), Faculty of Design
& organized by BIRD – the Board of International Research in Design

 

Day 1 / 14 November 2024

10:00 
Registration and Coffee

10:30
Welcome and Introduction
Prof. Dr. Helge Oder (THA)
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Jonas (BIRD)

11:00
ALIVE MATTERS
Chair: Michelle Christensen (BIRD)

A Multi-sited Approach in Biodesign: Biomaterial Diversity in the Lab and the Field
Emma Sicher (HfG Offenbach am Main / Matters of Activity, HU Berlin)

Between Alive and Inert: Exploring Potentials of Mycelium-based Composites in Context of Bio-inclusive Architecture
Marta Mastalerska-Scholz (TU Berlin)

12:30 
Lunch Break

13:30
SPECULATIVE EXISTENCES
Chair: Ralf Michel (BIRD)

Polyphonic Futures: Collectively Speculating Bio-Digital Imaginaries as a Transversal Engagement Method Across Matter, Design, Science and the Public
Veronica Ranner (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

Exploring Coexistence Strategies
Louise Permiin (Kolding School of Design, Denmark)

15:00 
Coffee Break / Guided Tour of the THA Faculty of Design

15:45
SPATIAL ENCOUNTERS
Chair: Tom Bieling (BIRD)

Walking with the More-than-human in Hong Kong: En/Inaction in Design for Posthumanist Transformation
Clee-Zhuo Wang (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

Counter Space: Strategies for Challenging Hegemony in Institutional Spaces
Ozan Güngör (Critical Media Lab / HGK Basel, Switzerland)

17:15
NERD 3 BOOK LAUNCH & Drinks
Tom Bieling (BIRD), Michelle Christensen (BIRD) & Florian Conradi (TU Berlin)

Day 2 / 15 November 2024

09:30
Coffee

09:45
Short Introduction to the Day

10:00
TEXTILE NARRATIVES
Chair: Uta Brandes (BIRD)

Digital Stitch
Pamela Nelson (Hogeschool van Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Designers Repairing Fashion
Valerie Lange (Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, Austria)

11:30
Coffee Break

12:00
MACHINIC EXTENSIONS
Chair: Sandra Groll (BIRD)

RoboSonic Play: Performing Auditory Dimensions of Otherness
Elias Naphausen (THA), Jan Willmann (Bauhaus University Weimar) & Andreas Muxel (THA)

My Leib is my Lab: Post-phenomenological Investigation of the Explorative Computer-aided Design of Graphic Images
Natascha Tümpel (Bauhaus University Weimar)

13:30
Lunch Break

14:30
EXPLORATIVE REFLECTIONS
Chair: Marc Pfaff (BIRD)

Experiments in the Art of Systems Thinking: Remediating Systems Thinking for Design Education in Product Design
Ranjit Menon (Amrita University, India)

No Recipes for Design: Reference Resolution, and the Metaphysics of Design Objects
Luz Christopher Seiberth (University Potsdam) & Robert Fehse (ARGUMENT)

16:00
Closing Discussion

Admission to the conference will be free of charge.
Pre-registration (required for planning reasons): https://pretix.eu/NERD-conference/2024/
The conference will be held in English.

We are pleased to present the book ‘NERD – New Experimental Research in Design III – Positions and Perspectives’, the 30th volume in our series, at the conference.