Design today – Objectified?

22 September, 2009 - 11:45

Ramia Mazé from the Interactive Institute participated on a panel discussion following the Stockholm premiere of Objectified, "a feature-length documentary about our complex
relationship with manufactured objects and, by extension, the people
who design them," by Gary Hustwit. The panel discussed how the film related to design practice – and progress – today. Key discussion points included the need to consider experiential aspects of design objects ('Beyond the Object in Design') and the development of design in relation to critical and political discourses, given issues such as sustainability and post-industrial technologies that are transforming design today.

Monday 21 september 2009 at 18.30Biografen Park, Sturegatan 18, Stockholm



Dr. Rolf HughesGuest Professor in Design Theory and Practice-based Research, The Experience Design Group, Konstfack

Peter MajanenFuturist, CEO of Quattroporte, Course leader in Trendspotting, Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship

Dr. Ramia MazéGuest lecturer in The Experience Design Group, Konstfack

Dr. Emma StenströmStockholm School of Entrepreneurship, Guest professor in Entrepreneurship and Leadership, Konstfack

Moderator: Dr. Ronald JonesProfessor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Konstfack, leader in The Experience Design Group


The panel discussion was a collaboration among Research & Development, The Experience Design Group and the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship.