What will remain of the analog world?
The Work Hackathons are open to anyone working at the intersection of engineering, architecture, design, art and science. Let us know what you think! Apply for a place in our two-day Hackathon and be one of the 35-people strong think tank in Amsterdam.
We are analog survivers, overwhelmed by the growing digitalization. Products are personalized by knowing their users at every point. Anything that can be digitized, will be digitized. From bikes to cars, and home heating to the food we eat, if they're not completely connectible yet, they will be soon. We trust in a connected future where each experience contributes to the whole system.
The surviving, digitized, objects will be connected, making our lives easier and healthier, but raising issues dealing with privacy and security. The more virtually connected we are, the more we crave for real human connections. How much of our physical world do we want to digitize and how can we »analogize« the digital world? In contrast to the common foresights of a digital future, Design can be the power to create new narratives of the future!
Analog survivors in a digital world
In 2018, it is a widely accepted truth that »anything that can be digitized, will be digitized«. From bikes to cars, home heating to the chairs we work on, if they are not completely connectible yet, they will be soon. Our mobile phones, for instance, are no longer just making calls, but merge our agenda, camera, watch and notepad into one small object. But how much of our physical world do we want to digitize? In an accelerated, two-day think tank, five teams of three to five participants go on an exciting journey. Investigating our needs for living and working environments, technologies, and the interface between them, participants will aim to find answers to the question which objects and spaces will survive in a hyper-connectible future – and why.
The Work Hackathons will take place in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, New York, San Francisco, Amsterdam, London, Oslo, Paris, Vienna, Zurich, Munich and Frankfurt. You will get the opportunity to work in teams on your ideas and concepts and create a prototype within two days. The best results will be awarded by the Frame Jury with exclusive Frame & Vitra products.
To be a part of the Work Hackathon event in Amsterdam, submit why you and your team (3–5 persons) want to attend. The submission deadline is February 5th 2018. The selected finalists will be contacted before February 8th 2018.
To participate in the event, please send a PDF file in English (1x DIN A4 page, max. 10MB) until February 5th to Raphael Gielgen. The PDF file should describe your team, mindset and why you want to be part of it. You can add pictures and graphics to illustrate your application.
For further questions contact Raphael Gielgen.
We take care to ensure completeness, corectness and being up-to-date, we can not guarantee this. Each Hackathon participant is responsible for his or her submitted ideas. This includes also any copyright violations affecting third parties resulting from these ideas.
Vitra International AG
4127 Birsfelden, Switzerland
T: +41 61 377 00 00
F: +41 61 377 15 20
For further information contact Raphael Gielgen
Vitra invites you to be part of the second of 12 interdisciplinary Work Hackathon events worldwide.
February 21st from 12:00
to February 22nd 16:00
Westergasfabrik, Pazzanistraat 33, 1014 DB Amsterdam, Niederlande
Apply now to be part of the Hackathon from February 21st to February 22nd 2018 in Amsterdam.
The submission deadline for the event is February 5th 2018.
As the world is in a seamless stage of changes, conceptional solutions that question the status quo and react to our technological, economic, societal and urban conditions are required.