Saturday October 25th, 2014: Storytelling Philosophy Talk: a conversation about time
The idea of time in Western culture has been developed following an idea of linearity: a run towards the future, characterized by faith in the idea of progress. This concept of time informed our ideas of development, success, society, and values. Nowadays society is registering a disruption from within, where alternative ideas of time are emerging. This also has as a consequence the reflection on meanings and values. Storytelling can play therein a relevant role, as it can facilitate the awareness of the disruption taking place in society and empower this shift, envisioning a narrative of the future which is not linear but rather inspired by different ideas of time.
The storytelling Philosophy talk will travel to China to be inspired by a non-western point of view on time and imagine time in a different way. Before the Philosophy Talk travels to Shanghai in November, we will have an informal conversation during the 2014 Dutch Design Week. During this roundtable we will explore the idea of storytelling and design in relationship with the concept of time in design. We will together research upon what it means for designers to put the meaning they create into a timeframe and how the idea of time plays a role in telling the stories of design for social innovation.
with: Elisa Bertolotti, Heather Daam, (Research Associate Design Academy Eindhoven), Virginia Tassinari (MAD DESIS LAB(Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability) and guests