DFR

Designing Future Realities is a university course that promotes responsible innovation, new technologies and interdisciplinary science.

DFR student at work with IPad

@ Verena Nagl / i.sd lab at University of Innsbruck

Art and design as a driver for sustainable social change

Our living environments face enormous challenges due to rapid progress and transformation. Changes in social structures, scarcity of resources, climate change and exponentially increasing digitalization open up completely new possibilities for designing the present and the future.

Participants in the university course Designing Future Realities take an interdisciplinary approach to these challenges and find solutions that have a lasting positive impact on social developments.

DFR students at work with IPad 2

@ Verena Nagl / i.sd lab at University of Innsbruck

The interdisciplinary approach of DFR creates synergies

Within various lectures, participants examine the responsibility that art and innovative design can assume in social development processes in general.

In an interdisciplinary approach, specific projects are developed that culturally interweave individual disciplines such as architecture, fashion, contemporary and applied arts and technology. This creates a synergetic effect.

The program is intended for university graduates, but is also open to professionals from related fields, such as architecture, fashion, graphic design, contemporary and applied arts, technology, photography, as well as product and industrial design. 

DFR students at work with fleece cutouts

@ Verena Nagl / i.sd lab at University of Innsbruck

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Lecturers from Austria and abroad enhance DFR

The courses and workshops are led by lecturers from the University of Innsbruck. They are supported by renowned mentors and guest lecturers from Austria and abroad – so-called Visiting Critics.

DFR students at work with wood

@ Verena Nagl / i.sd lab at University of Innsbruck

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