Gerhard M. Buurman: Intersection between Design, Art and Technology


Prof. Dr. Gerhard M. Buurman

Prof. Dr. Gerhard M. Buurman, Head of Interaction Design, Zurich University of Arts, Department of Design in Zurich (CH) will outline in his presentation the intersection between technical and artistic positions in design. Where traditional cultures interplay, emerges a new activity template whose social qualities we can already begin to identify.

The intersection between technical and artistic positions in design is the subject of this presentation by Prof. Gerhard M. Buurman. Using a number of examples, he will show the ways in which classical and other traditional conceptions of technology, science, art and culture as well as creation and design are acted on, function and are discussed. From this interplay of these traditional cultures emerges a new activity template whose social qualities we can already begin to identify.