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Category: Socio-Ecological Systems and Design

Delegation from the Art Academy of Latvia show interest in systems science principles for design

On May 5, Master’s students from the Functional Design Department of the Art Academy in Riga, Latvia requested to visit the Bertalanffy Center for an introduction to systems science and design. They spent an internship of two months at hi-pe.at, design partner of the BCSSS, where they worked on pedestrian…

We welcome Angelika Schanda as new team member who sets out to build strong networks

Promoting cooperation between all sectors and disciplines & enhancing systems science and its practical application – this is the passion of our newest team member, Angelika Schanda. With this focus, she will support the BCSSS’ role as an ambassador for system science. She takes over the baton from Marina Naomi…

Launch event “Design the Change” by designaustria Expert Cluster Sustainable Design

BCSSS Managing Director Stefan Blachfellner, member of the designaustria Expert Cluster Sustainable Design, introduced the Bertalanffy Center at the launch event of the event series “DESIGN the CHANGE!” in the designforum of  designaustria. The focus of the event series DESIGN the CHANGE! is ecological sustainability in design. In an interactive…

Stefan Blachfellner contribution to the new edition of the Newsweek Vantage on “How Global Business is Embracing the Circular Economy”

BCSSS Managing Director, Stefan Blachfellner, contributed to the newest edition of the Newsweek Vantage, dealing with the topic “Going Circular: How Global Business is Embracing the Circular Economy”. The BCSSS was included in the Newsweek edition as a Circular Economy Systems expert organisation. The Newsweek Vantage makes custom research the bedrock…

Position Paper of the German Cultural Council on the UN Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, with contribution of the Universal Design Forum e.V.

The German Cultural Council published a position paper dealing with the UN Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development. The BCSSS partner Universal Design Forum e.V. (UDF) , directed by our BCSSS member Thomas Bade, contributed to the recently submitted paper.Together with other partners of the German Cultural Council the Universal Design…

Exploring the Future of Design, Service, Science and Systems together with designaustria

Stefan Blachfellner, Managing Director of the BCSSS, was invited by BCSSS Member and designaustria Board Member Martin Fössleitner to join the designaustria strategy workshop as participating innovation expert in January 2019, as a follow up of the designaustria 90th anniversary collaboration. Designaustria hosts a vast network of organisations and individuals…