re/set mobility design – shaping future mobility!

International conference@University of Design Offenbach with Carlo Ratti / USA/ Italy (MIT Senseable Lab) & Ole B. Jensen / Aalborg (sociologist, urban theory/urban design)


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The HfG Offenbach University of Art and Design will be hosting the international design conference »re/set mobility design«. The conference will take place at the HfG Offenbach in Offenbach/Germany (Frankfurt/Rhine-Main region) on November 7 and 8, 2019. To discuss together the future of mobility, we would like to invite you to participate in this unique event!

International future-oriented and visionary experts coming out of the area of mobility design, infrastructure and architecture will give lectures at the conference. »Shaping future mobility!« How design drives the development of sustainable mobility systems will be the central question at the conference. The Hessen State Ministry for Higher Education, Research and the Arts with State Minister Angela Dorn takes over the patronage of the re/set mobility design conference.


7 November 2019
6 pm – 11 pm opening night with keynote

Keynote Speaker:

Carlo Ratti / USA + Italy (MIT Senseable Lab)


The keynote speech is followed by a discussion with Prof. Carlo Ratti and Pesident of HfG Prof. Peter Eckart including questions from the audience. Finally, there will be a come-together with music, snacks and drinks.

8 November 2019
9 am – 8 pm second conference day with lectures and discussions in 3 panels

PANEL 1: MOBILITY SYSTEMS – designing intermodal moving vehicles

PANEL 2: MOBILITY HUBS – designing the infrastructure

PANEL 3: MOBILITY AS A SERVICE (MaaS) – designing digital access

Speakers from design studios and companies out of the fields of mobility, infrastructure and architecture will be represented:

- Carlo Ratti / USA+Italy (MIT Senseable Lab, Design and Innovation Office Ratti Associati)

- CityID / London (Penta City Group; Wayfinding System New York)

- Benthem Crouwel / Amsterdam (main stations Amsterdam and Delft)

- büro+staubach / Berlin (rail transport and public space)

- Copenhagenize / Copenhagen (bicycle urbanism, planning and street design)

- Ole B. Jensen / Aalborg (sociologist, urban theory/urban design)

- further speakers are requested


At the University of Art and Design (HfG) in Offenbach we are working on the future of new sustainable mobility and building up a Center of Mobility Design within the next years.

Product designer Peter Eckart holds the teaching area for integrated design at the HfG and has specialized among other things in the field of mobility (including the topic bicycles). With his office unit-design he is working on projects for information and public design. Together with the urbanist Kai Vöckler, expert for transdisciplinary design and author of numerous books on urban development, he initiated the interdisciplinary research network »Infrastructure – Design – Society. Design Research in Mobility Systems for Developing Multimodal, Environmentally Friendly Mobility in the Metropolitan Area Rhine-Main» (2018-2021). The Technical University Darmstadt, the Goethe University Frankfurt and the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences are also involved in this project, which is sponsored by the Hessian Ministry of Science and the Arts.

Registration until 24 October

The Wwebsite is constantly updated at the moment – you will find there the full agenda and information about the speakers soon!