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Caradt @ Digital Bauhaus Summit in Weimar

Professor Sebastian Olma, researcher Rob Leijdekkers and the Dutch collective Young Artists Feed Forward (YAFF) presented lectures and workshops at the Digital Bauhaus Summit in Weimar last month.


The presence of YAFF was really appreciated by the visitors of the conference. The artists launched their manifesto and provided a workshop, Challenging the orthodoxies of Design Thinking. Researcher Rob Leijdekkers and professor Sebastian Olma gave a presentation on Future Learning Design: Academy as Übungsraum.

Research Group: Cultural and Creative Industries

The research group Cultural and Creative Industries investigates the role of artists and designers as creative innovators and drivers of social and economic change. Affiliated researchers analyse the cultural and creative industries from a critical point of view and examine the conditions under which timely forms of aesthetic expression and social connectedness can actually take place within the precarious reality of this field. What economic models are required by artists and designers to create a meaningful practice within the aesthetic, social, and economic intentions of the cultural and creative industries? What skills sets are required for those artists and designers who don’t just want to follow movements, but actually shape novel social and economic models of the future?

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