Talks, Discussions & Workshops

Spring programme 2021

Audience 3 – Wei sraum Designforum Tyrol

Design Activism - Telling the B-Side of Stories

Maral Pourkazemi (IRN/D/GB)

The talk will be held in English via Zoom.

German graphic designer with Iranian roots Maral Pourkazemi's work deals with freedom, violence, censorship, digital networks and the mechnisms of the internet. She co-founded the cyberfeminist collective Deeplab, visualizes the research of human rights organizations, and believes in the importance of creative work for shaping more just societies.

In 2009, when thousands of people in Iran protested the results of the presidential elections, Maral Pourkazemi wanted to take her responsibility and get involved in this revolution as an information designer. Since then, she sees herself as a design activist and puts responsible action at the center of her work.

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Hermann Zschiegner/TWO-N (US/A), Tony Brook (GB), Stefanie Moshammer (A), Harald Gründl/EOOS (A), Richard van der Laken (NL), Friedrich von Borries (D), Walter Bohatsch (A), Jost Hochuli (St. Gallen/CH), Stefan Sageister (US/A), Fons Hickmann (Berlin/D), Andreas Uebele (Stuttgart/D), Ludovic Balland (CH), Erik van Blokland (NL), Walter Pamminger (A), Martha Stutteregger (A), Friedrich Forssmann (Kassel/D), Ruedi Baur (Zürich/CH), Fred Smeijers (NL), Kurt Weidemann(D), Gerard Unger (NL), Luc(as) de Groot (NL/D), Rolf Müller (D), Per Mollerup (DEN), Pierre Bernard (F), Roland Stieger (CH), Frank Abele (D), Indra Kupferschmid (D), Nikki Gonnissen (NL), Nikola Djurek (HR), Yossi Lemel (IL), Joost Grotens (NL), Tobias Frere-Jones (US), Helmut Schmid (D/JP), Manfred Alois Mayr (I), Marina Bräm (CH), Barbara Hahn/Christine Zimmermann (CH), Dafi Kühne (CH), Borja Martinez/Lo Siento (E), Mathias Frodlund/Snøhetta (N), Joachim Sauter/Art+Com (D), Leonardo Sonnoli (I), Salon Alpin (A), Matthijs de Jongh/KesselsKramer (NL), Anette Lenz (F/D), Huw Morgan/GTF (GB), Inge Prader (A), Hans-Michael Koetzle (D), Jérémy Fesson, Mathias Rabiot/Graphéine (F), Erich Brechbühl (CH)

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