Designing
Future
Realities

Art and design as a motor of sustainable social change

Work across
disciplines

ALT DEMO

We are looking for visionaries, for change makers, for futurologists, for people who want to take action, for bridge builders, for creative minds and high flyers.

Program

DFR is an open, transdisciplinary program for anyone who wants to develop strategies and prototypes for a future living environment. The structure of the university course is “vertical”, which means that students from several years work together and learn from each other. This creates group projects, interdisciplinary collaborations and synergies between the participants.

DFR student at work with IPad

Lecturers

Our courses and workshops are accompanied by lecturers from the University of Innsbruck as well as renowned mentors and guest lecturers from Austria and abroad.

Tord Boontje

Tord Boontje

Visiting Critic

Julia Koerner

Julia Koerner

Lecturer

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Matthew Gardiner

Matthew Gardiner

Visiting Critic

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Tord Boontje

Visiting Critic

Julia Koerner

Lecturer

Matthew Gardiner

Visiting Critic

Projects

Bild Kristalle

Review Digital Vernissage

The result of the VU2 “Art, Design & Emerging Technologies”. Watch the video of “Synthetic Crystallisations”.

Review VU1 “New Normality”

A report and video about the result of VU 1 “Art, Design & Cross-Disciplinary Sciences”.

Events

picture of Tord Boontje

Review DFR Talk with Tord Boontje

Tord Boontje, industrial designer known for his expression of romance in contemporary design, opened the 2021 DFR Talks series.

Preview DFR Talk with Julia Koerner

March 8, 2021 | Julia Koerner, award-winning Austrian designer, discusses the latest innovations in 3D printing.

Locations

outside view of Werkstätte Wattens

Werkstätte Wattens FabLab

The Werkstätte Wattens is an international business and creative center for founders, startups, and growing companies in various stages of development. In the FabLab, flashes of inspiration become real sparks.

outside view of the Faculty of Architecture University of Innsbruck

University of Innsbruck

Founded in 1669, the University of Innsbruck, as the largest educational and research institution in Western Austria, combines future-oriented, socially relevant theoretical and applied research.

Peak of a Mountain in the Tyrol with two persons

Tyrol

Tyrol is the epitome of alpine lifestyle and inspires not only with its unique mountain nature, but also as the seat of internationally renowned research institutions and globally active companies.

Werkstätte Wattens FabLab

The Werkstätte Wattens is an international business and creative center for founders, startups, and growing companies in various stages of development. In the FabLab, flashes of inspiration become real sparks.

University of Innsbruck, Tyrol

Founded in 1669, the University of Innsbruck, as the largest educational and research institution in Western Austria, combines future-oriented, socially relevant theoretical and applied research.

Tyrol

Tyrol is the epitome of alpine lifestyle and inspires not only with its unique mountain nature, but also as the seat of internationally renowned research institutions and globally active companies.

A program by

Destination Wattens
Universität Innsbruck

supported by

Swarovski Logo
Universität Förderkreis

A program by

Destination Wattens
Universität Innsbruck

supported by

Swarovski Logo
Universität Förderkreis
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