Thomas Widdershoven lecture and debate at State of Design Berlin
Thomas Widdershoven - Sense Nonsense lecture & debate at State of Design, Berlin 2017
Date: June 1, 14.00-15.00
Location: The Folding Chair Arena - Vollgutlager, Berlin
Sense Nonsense lecture argues that there is no rational path to innovation, and that we should embrace speculation, fiction, art, serious hobbies and improvised survival strategies to achieve the seemingly impossible - to have an impact on the world and to motivate real-world change. Through the work of Atelier NL, Auger & Loizeau, Maarten Baas, Mandy Roos, Wim T. Schippers, Studio Makkink & Bey, Tomm Velthuis, Marcel Wanders, the lecture explores the close relation between sense and nonsense, the interplay of sanity and insanity in innovation, and the role of the ridiculous and the absurd in liberating society and industry from conventionalism.