Design as a tool for transition: Which responsibilities should designers be aware of when it comes to shaping possible futures? Which methodologies in design processes can bring systemic change or transformation and what kind of perspectives offers design education in this context? Christian Zöllner and design critic and curator Vera Sacchetti talk about the role of design disciplines in change as well as about acknowledging and questioning privileged designerism and solutionist approaches.
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Vera Sacchetti is a Lisbon-born and Basel-based design critic and curator. She was a guest at the Hurra Hurra festival and co-hosted the panel discussion “Ivory Tower vs. Reality” about teaching and learning formats and the topic of design theory. Sacchetti serves in a variety of curatorial, research and editorial roles, most recently as program coordinator for the multidisciplinary research initiative Driving the Human and curator of the initial edition of architecture festival Archipelago: Architectures for the Multiverse. She is co-curator of TEOK Basel and one half of the curatorial initiative Foreign Legion. Her writing has appeared in Disegno, Metropolis, and The Avery Review, among others. Sacchetti teaches at ETH Zurich and HEAD Geneva, and in 2020 joined the Federal Design Commission of Switzerland.