“The capacity of design does not only express itself through products, graphics or garments but also through tools, services, scenarios, new business models and other ways of benefitting society.”“The world has recently changed so much due to globalization and technological developments, it’s now time to change the city.” —— Renny Ramakers
In this talk, Renny will share her idea about how design could help us by capturing the new opportunities to change the world which is full of contradictions and oppositions.
Co-founder and creative director of Amsterdam-based design company Droog, Renny Ramakers initiates projects, curates exhibitions, and lectures worldwide. Educated as an art historian, Ramakers has since been more interested in making history by stretching the borders of design thinking. Her aim is to deliver cutting edge content and unexpected perspectives in an interdisciplinary and a down-to-earth way.
In 1993 Renny Ramakers and Gijs Bakker started Droog as an anti-statement; a no-nonsense, down to earth design mentality that opposed the prevailing design attitudes. In contrast, Droog proposed a highly conceptual approach which took the design world by storm. A true icon in the design scene and an important representative of Dutch Design, they have maintained this conceptual approach, while focussing on matters that affect society and its people.
The lecture will be provided live broadcast by Artron. Net, please click on the link or scan QR code to watch: