As part of the monthly virtual Meetup of the International Design Centre Berlin (IDZ), Henrik Rieß asks the question: How can we design goodbye?

In his course “The Future of Farewell” at FH Potsdam, Henrik Rieß explored possible future perspectives on the design of of farewell and the associated social consequences with students. To lessen the gravity of the topic and to be able to talk about wishes, hopes and fears, they projected the topic of farewell into different futures with new technological possibilities and changed social norms. Among others, projects by Rosa-Sophie Hamburger, Lena Hoffmann, Maryna Honcharenko, Peter Schwarz, Gesine Tränhardt and Lena Zagora will be shown.

Henrik Rieß is a Creative Director with over 15 years of expe-rience in UX and applied Design Research. As a lecturer for Interaction Design, Design Thinking and Speculative Design, he works with students on socially relevant issues in the so-called “Inconvenience Space”.

Every last Thursday of the month the IDZ invites you to the virtual Meetup. Here, IDZ members and guests have the opportunity to exchange ideas on current topics in the design and creative scene.

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