In this interdisciplinary course of students research societal issues and their relationship to technologies and design through reflective and critical experimentation with various techniques, tools and materials in the Makers Lab, the digital fabrication workshop of HVA - Hogenschool van Amsterdam
Through collaborative, critical making activities and reflections, students learn to address the norms and values that inform existing product designs, branding strategies and technologies: who benefits from a given design? Who doesn’t? Could it be different? By asking these questions we aim to open a design space with room from difference and alternatives on a conceptual level as well as product level.