Lectures and workshops are an important part of Simon Dogger in order to make his work accesible. Participants are invited to look from another point of view and critically reflect on their own way of thinking. Through the interaction between speaker and audience, his auditory storytelling creates visual narritives. Bridging the gap between worlds he stimulates the level of Empathy, making it possible to adres difficult and hard to understand theme’s. Lecture themes: • The inclusive society • A Design practice from a non visual perspective • Technology within human values • How can organizations and institutions reach an inclusive and divers character? • How can Simon Dogger be an example for dealing with changes in life?
“The presentation of Simon Dogger is one of the most impressive that the BNO has organized in the past ten years. In these lectures talented designers talk about their practice and work. Simon incorporates the audience on a multi-sensory level and is able to lay a connection between worlds: that of the visual and non-visual interpretation of design.”
“Simon Dogger gave the audience a fantastic new view on awareness of surroundings through his presentation of the emotion-whisperer. With his ability to focus on new technology together with his creativity he gives new perspectives. It is a pleasure to perceive his ideas, enthusiasm and inspiring ideals.”
“With his unique ability to paint an image with words, Simon entranced his audience. Employing different forms of audience participation, he took his audience on a journey to understand and to be in full consciousness of their sense of touch and hearing. Simon’s presentation has embodied the teaching of Confucius “Tell me and I will forget; Show me and I may remember; Involve me and I will understand”.
“The lecture of Simon Dogger is based upon imaginary power. As a designer he pulls the audience into his world in order to send them back to their reality with new insights.