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.

Sense Nonsense exhibition at Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, 2014

Sense Nonsense exhibition at Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, 2014