“Coral Reef” is an exhibition project by EOOS NEXT and the Institute of Design Research Vienna. The coral reef serves as a metaphor and inspiration for the research on “Regenerative Design”, a design strategy that goes far beyond the concepts of sustainable or circular design. In a fishbowl open to the public, experts from the fields of design, design research and regenerative leadership will discuss the topic, design research and regenerative leadership.
With support of the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs.
The event is intended for designers, students, future-oriented company representatives, but also for people generally interested in design who want to take a look into the future. The topic will be introduced in a comprehensible way, no previous knowledge is required.
Harald Gruendl – IDRV-Institute of Design Research Vienna, Designer, Design Theorist, Curator
Lynn Harles – Design in the Anthropocene / Science Communication / Speculative Designer
Simon Berkler – TheDive – Regenerative Leadership – Transformation Consultant
Christiane Sauer – Matters of Activity. Image Space Material – Principal Investigator
EOOS NEXT was founded in 2020 by EOOS Design to drive forward the development of social and sustainable design projects. The industrial design studio is a social enterprise that strives for positive change by designing transformative technologies currently in the fields of mobility, health, water, self-sufficient toilets and electricity. The studio focuses on translating technologies into products and visualizing them in full scale.
The interdisciplinary studio collaborates globally with universities and research institutes, social enterprises and NGOs, such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The Institute of Design Research Vienna (IDRV) was founded in spring 2008 with the goal of making an independent, academically influenced contribution to the establishment of the new field of design studies. As a non-profit scientific organization, the IDRV was created to foster interdisciplinary and disciplinary discussions on concrete issues of the worldwide design community, especially regarding the areas of ecologically and socially sustainable design as well as design history and teaching.