International Seminar Week / 3 – 5 May 2021

HfG Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd

Current built environmental conditions around the world are the result of many things that went wrong over the last several decades. Among which is, the obsessive focus on so-called ‘Human Centric Design’. In the process, neglecting not only socially and economically marginalized communities around the world but also largely denying the existence of rest of the living beings in urban context.

Particularly the urban built environment has been harsh and often disregarded any significant considerations for the needs of living beings such as birds.

In this workshop we will focus on creating ‘Well Being for Urban Birds’. By understanding the ‘Bird-Lifecycle’ and taking all their needs into consideration to create poetic response within urban condition. It is in our interest to design for well-being of birds as they increase human happiness.

It is high time to envision and create ‘Design for all Sentient Beings’, meaning cohesive design for all living beings which are able to experience feelings.