Design is still too often seen as simply making things more “aesthetically pleasing” or “sellable”. But once these clichés overcome, and its full potential expressed, it has much more to offer to the world! At a time where crises are deeply anchored to societal problems, Design’s ability to bring systemic change is very much needed. Here’s a short intro to Social Design, a discipline that is not so new, but still very niche, and only waits to be developed…

Poster for the Victor Papanek: The Politics of Design exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum, Germany (2018–2019) © Daniel Streat, 2018

When in the 19th century, industrialization and series production allowed Design to spread into people’s everyday life in the image of…

Breaking news. Women and men are not equal. Their bodies are biologically not the same. This difference could be the only one, but that would be to forget about the weight of society, that transforms the sexes into genders. The French philosopher Simone de Beauvoir describes this phenomenon with these words: “One is not born a woman, one becomes one”. In the same way that one is not born a man but becomes one.

Because gender equality is above all a question of power, women and men aren’t equal in society. As Jean Vogel stated, “power was always owned by…

Emilie Schaefer

Interaction Design Student

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