The Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urban Studies of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago de Chile has dedicated a new educational chair named »Gui Bonsiepe-Chair: Design for Possible Futures«. It honors Gui Bonsiepes work and influence on the Design Culture and Design Education in Latin America and aims to expand knownledge and reflection on the social and political role of design.
»A profession that does not know where it is coming from might not know where it going to. The teaching of the history of design and the design theory are fundamental to any future activity. Without this there is no future.«Gui Bonsiepe
This event is accompanied by a debate and exhibition featureing a life sized model of the OpsRoom of the CyberSyn project (»Cybersyn: 50 years later and its contribution to democracy«) that Gui Bonsiepe and his team designed for the goverment of Salvador Allende between 1972 and 1973.
The OpsRoom of the CyberSyn project is a key piece of the Exhibition »Cómo Diseñar una Revolución« (»How to Design a Revolution«) that will be documented in a forthcoming book by Hugo Palmarola, Eden Medina and Pedro Ignacio. »How to Design a Revolution« documents the Chilean visual language born out of exceptional circumstances.
Presentation by Gui Bonsiepe »Continuities and ruptures in the design discourse« (unfortunatly the audio is not very good in this recording):