The sustainable development of the built environment has been at the center of numerous European and global agendas, academic research and curricula, but also urban practice for some time. Nevertheless, new global problems related to health and security, but also new challenges that directly affect our living environment, such as biodiversity loss, resource scarcity, demographic change, economic instability, as well as the increase of extreme climate events, are alarming for a collective commitment to improve concepts for future habitats.
We need to rethink values, policies and strategies and design new concepts that will enable us to shape our living environment in harmony with nature and make our society inclusive, equitable and productive. As designers, architects, and planners, as well as researchers and educators, we should be the driving force in the collective development of a sustainable built environment. Since 2020, Detmold Conference Week has been our platform to bring together insights on these topics, re-evaluate existing tools, methods and design strategies for sustainable development, as well as explore trends and new solutions. The complexity of our lived environment requires bringing together the fragmented levels of knowledge within the design and planning disciplines, but also beyond.
Through the lens of the newly established IDS Institute for Design Strategies and the thematic clusters of Regenerative Design, Human Centered Design and Data Driven Design, we aim to find synergies between the different scales of our living environment and different aspects and values of sustainability to discuss sustainable design strategies for future development dynamics.
full of impulses, ideas and discussion with international researchers, representatives of international universities, partners from the economy and stakeholders from art, culture, the city and the region. We know how hard it can be to follow a digital conference with a full schedule, so our content is available on-demand even after the DCW 2022!
will document the DCW sessions as well as interdisciplinary articles, reports from our research activities, student impulses and more. Our objective is to continuously bundle the findings on current planning and social issues, as well as to provide them to the general public. So together with our own research findings, the output of the DCW will be published in a yearly IDS Trend Report (*working title) starting in 2023.
the conference will have sessions either in german oder english. The on-demand content will be provided with subtitles in english for our international guests.
With the more than 20 experts talking at DCW2022 we want to strengthen the exchange of content between researchers, planners, politicians, artists and activists in our region, but also beyond.
IDS Institute for Design Strategies accompanies the change in architecture and planning disciplines towards a responsible and sustainable design of the human habitat. To this end, it researches the fundamental interactions between people and space, develops strategies on the path to a climate-resilient built environment, and uses the opportunity space of digitalization for innovative approaches and complex analyses. The institute was founded in 2021 as a further development of four successful research focuses: urbanLab, nextPlace, constructionLab and percpectionLab. The members of the institute have been actively working in joint R&D projects with partners from business and municipalities for over 10 years. This has resulted in a network of over 40 institutions. The complex and multi-layered constellation of actors in the built environment also requires a special commitment to transfer between teaching, research, business and society. IDS meets these requirements through various established transfer formats that ensure this transdisciplinary exchange.
The DCW is the first transfer format of the Institute for Design Strategies to dedicate a digital conference to the theme of the built environment – the human habitat. Across all scales, from the chair to city. Because we are convinced that the complexity of our habitat requires bringing together the fragmented states of knowledge within the planning disciplines, but also beyond.
An event organised by the IDS Institute for Design Strategies, originated from the researchgroups constructionlab, nextPlace, perceptionLab and urbanLab at the Detmold School of Architecture and Interior Architecture.
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