[spectre] Unpleasant Design Workshop, 12th Nov, Weise7/Berlin

Danja Vasiliev robot at k0a1a.net
Wed Nov 6 14:19:28 CET 2013

Unpleasant Design Workshop with Selena Savić & Nikola Korać

As part of Urban Knights 2013, Berlin we will be hosting the Unpleasant 
Design Workshop at Studio Weise7.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
11:00am until 4:00pm


Unpleasant Design is a phenomenon in which social control is inherent in 
the design of objects and spaces. Park benches with a central armrest 
where one cannot sleep, blue light in public toilets which makes 
intravenous injection impossible, are just a few common features we 
regularly encounter in public spaces. In recent years, unpleasant design 
has become a global fashion with many examples to be found across cities 


Designing "unpleasant design" is an intricate process. During the 
Unpleasant Design workshop, participants use persuasive and coercive 
design techniques to invent a design which targets a specific group, 
behavior or product. Particular attention will be paid to technologies, 
which enable discrimination and the role of pervasive technology in 
urban spaces. Participants will actively explore this change through the 
application of unpleasant design.


Selena Savić is an architect, artist and researcher, interested in the 
way technology mediates the space we inhabit. A graduate from the 
Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade (2006), she continued 
her studies in Media Design at the Piet Zwart Institute, Networked Media 
Department, The Netherlands (2010). Since September 2011 she is a 
doctoral candidate at the Federal Technical Institute in Lausanne, 
Switzerland (EPFL) and the Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon, 
Portugal (IST), and a grantee of the FCT, Portugal. At EPFL, Selena is 
one of the founding researchers at SINLAB, an experimental laboratory 
situated at the intersection of Performing Arts, Architecture, Science, 
Engineering and Philosophy. Her artistic work and research was exhibited 
at numerous exhibitions and festivals.

Nikola Korać Nikola Korać graduated from the Faculty of Applied Arts, 
University of Belgrade (2006), and finished his specialist studies in
silkscreen printing from Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Belgrade 
(2012). His work traverses the fields of illustration and fine art,
combining pop culture aesthetics, street art, typography and humor. 
Nikola is a founding member of SilkSkrin, Belgrade whose aim is to 
promote artistic expression in graphic communication by balancing 
traditional and contemporary printmaking techniques.

Cost: €20
Requirements: No special tech or kit required. All materials provided.
BOOK NOW: http://weise7.org/urbanknights

MORE ABOUT UNPLEASANT DESIGN: http://unpleasant-design.pravi.me/


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