What if we look to the future to solve the problems of ‘the here and now’? What if we realise, we are not moving into our desired outcomes because we have been asking the wrong questions all along?
With digitalisation and Industry 4.0 as its theme, Kolding’s DesignCamp2020 explores through speculative design and design fiction how new technologies such as e.g. robotics, sensors, cyber security and data tracking can enable alternative resilient futures that respond to the pressing issues of our current realities.
Together, MA students and industry 4.0 companies will develop near-future scenarios of company technologies based on Design for Planet, Design for People and Design for Play, which represents Design School Kolding's strategic focus areas and relates to the UN Global Goals. The purpose of the scenarios is not to limit ourselves by what seems possible, and to widen the sense of imaginable futures by creating them together.
Since 2009, the DesignCamp has evolved into an internationally recognised development platform creating design concepts for the creation of new and innovative design concepts.
For two weeks the Camp joins Danish and international MA students, companies, designers, researchers and others with an interest in design around an intense design process, which results in concrete solutions to real challenges.