Seminar on ‘Institutions & Design’ in the IOA conversation series ‘Institutional Interfaces’

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 10:00 to 12:00

This seminar will explore the interface between institutional theory and aesthetic design. More specifically, we will discuss research on aesthetics of material objects from an institutional theory perspective.

The discussion will revolve around two research projects to be presented and discussed at this event (attached please find abstracts and brief bios of the speakers).

The first research “The Material Side of Cognition” will be presented by Ileana Stigliani (Associate Professor of Design and Innovation at Imperial College London) and give insights into the role of materiality in supporting collective cognitive processes.

The second research “The Power of Objects and Aesthetics” will be presented by Gazi Islam (Professor of Business Administration at Grenoble Ecole de Management) and discuss the role of artefacts in organizational power relations.

Organizers: Eva Boxenbaum, Renate Meyer and Silviya Svejenova

IOA Conversation Series:

December, 15 2017: ‘Institutional Interfaces: City Identity’ with Davide Ravasi and Markus Höllerer

January, 11 2018: ‘Ethnography and Institutions’ with Rebecca W.B. Lund and Tammar B. Zilber

March, 8 2018: ‘Institutional Interfaces: Aesthetics’ with Micki Eisenman and Timon Beyes

May, 3, 2018: ‘Institutions and War’ with Mark de Rond and Noomi Weinryb



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