June 6 2016

Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino: “If it worked for the poor, it will work for the rich”

The London-based interaction and product designer Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino had a provocative and also funny talk about Common Good(s) at the Bauhaus Summit 2016 in the National Theatre of Weimar. As the founder of designswarm, a consultancy for governments & corporate clients who want to plan for next generation connected products, experiences  and strategies, she thought about the design at home and how it influences our daily life.

In her really direct manner, she could interact well with the audience on a very personal level because her stories touched us in our everyday life. Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino did not want to present any solution, but asking questions about our behaviour and life in big cities such as London or New York. Alexandra drew a comparison between the life in big cities in the 21st century and in the 1950s, and also presented surprising results and connections between these eras.

You will find her presentation here: designswarm_digitalbauhaus_summit_final

A short conclusion of the talk you can find in the following video:

Under the patronage of

Deutsche UNESCO Kommission

Supported by

Thüringen

Organized by

Media and event partners

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Bauwelt
Taz
Kulturaustausch
ZKM
Uni Weimar