The University of Graz, in cooperation with the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN), is pleased to announce the joint conference, "Nationalism in Times of Uncertainty" which will be held from 4 to 6 July, 2018 in Graz, Austria.
Although often perceived pure decoration, design has a wide potential of being an agent of change in society. How much responsibility lies on the shoulders of designers and whether we should be mere observers of activists?
In consideration of the relationship between the basic notion that defines the contemporary economy - politics - culture my attempt is to articulating three starting points. The first determines the acceleration of complex digital age that I will call technosphere.
In the spirit of consumer culture that marked the sixties, the Croatian Republic of Yugoslavia recorded a sudden development of the textile industry. New business strategies, such as the association of textile and ready-made factories in the sixties, provided a great industrial progress.
Lecture challenges common approach to sustainability as given in natural environment only. An issue of sustainable social environment is offered by way of analysis in social criticism and conceptual thinking within the field of design theory and design practice as linked opposite.