Noise disrupts dominant wavelengths.
While this disturbance is often considered negative, we have chosen Noise as this year’s theme as an opportunity to embrace imperfection while challenging distortion. Through auditory, visual and physical forms of noise, we consider how design and social practices can create major shock waves that disrupt traditional methods and generate new ideas.
Muffled noises to the foreground.
Our goal is to generate discussion around the creation of noise, in all its different forms, and to ask how muffled noises can be brought to the foreground through interdisciplinary and collaborative problemsolving. We hope to explore practices that challenge and disrupt traditional conventions, amplify historically underrepresented voices, and draw attention to personal, local and global inequalities. To drive our exploration, we bring together a diverse community of designers, activists, artists, musicians, and scientists.