The lecture series „Design & Protest“ continued at the Kunsthaus, the museum of contemporary art in Graz, featuring three lectures.

Michael Leube was ranting about superficial design examples in a very humorous way to point out what is wrong with our understanding of design in general. He was talking about the flood of meaningless products and the unsustainable use of resources and that it lies in the responsibility of society to change this porblem.

Mirko Ilić showed in various examples of his own work how design can take up a stance on social inequality. He was also talking about his career and how he managed to be successful while always staying true to himself.

Galit Avinoam from Israel presented projects with a focus on the practical use of design to generate awareness for imbalances in society, economics and healthcare. She showed how doing good is also a form of protest and can alter the status quo.

The Lecture Days took place in the Designmonat Graz in cooperation with the Creative Induatries Styria.

Text & Photography: Lukas Diernberger