Jamer Hunt: Keynote speaker at NORDES´21

The organizers of Nordes2021 proudly present Jamer Hunt as the first keynote speaker at the conference. Under the heading Powers of Eleven, Hunt will address how designers need scale as a conceptual framework for thinking through the present.

Jamer Hunt is Vice Provost for Transdisciplinary Initiatives and Associate Professor of Transdisciplinary Design University, The New School, Parsons.

To quote from Hunt’s keynote abstract: “Digital dematerialization and network entanglements are deforming our perception and conception of scale and unsettling our capacity to link cause and effect — or design with its outcomes. Cutting across disciplines and ranging across topics (from ants to traffic circles and from surveillance systems to COVID-19), this presentation will x-ray our current social predicaments and outline design strategies for navigating the complexity of our many “broken” systems.” 

Hunt’s talk is a further development of ideas found in his recently published book Not to scale – how the Small Becomes Large, the Large Becomes Unthinkable and the unthinkable becomes Possible, published on Grand Central Publishing. 

About Eva Brandt

Eva Brandt is Professor in Social Design at Design School Kolding since May 2019. Before she was professor (MSO) at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation, and holds a Ph.D from 2001. Eva is scientific leader of the Lab for Social Design. Previously she was co-leading the Center for Research in Codesign (CODE). Since September 2014 she has been part of the main faculty for a two year international MA-program in codesign. The main part of her research is about how designers can stage open design processes (design labs) with many participants who both can inquire into existing practices and explore possible futures in common. She also contributes to theorizing about experimental design research driven by programs and experiments. She has been contributing to several books such as Design Spaces (IT Press, 2005), Rehearsing the Future (The Danish Design School Press, 2010), XLAB (The Danish Design School Press, 2011), Facilitating Change – Using Interactive Methods in Organizations, Communities and Networks (Polyteknisk Forlag, 2011), and Routledge International Handbook of Participatory Design (Routledge, 2013). Eva has been chairing the Nordic Design Research Conference in 2013.
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