.process vol. 2 - play

  • 08:30 Uhr
  • Dortmunder U - Leonie-Reygers-Terrasse

A closer look into the process of design, technic and social innovations

the .process festival is an annual event in the Metropole Ruhr about the creational processes behind creative, cultural and technological projects and ideas: the individual handling of working techniques, the communication and cooperation of different actors, innovative tools, the development of new perspectives in the economic, cultural and creative context – and everything that happens on the road.

This way, instead of the final product, the process, its hurdles, challenges and learnings are brought to the center: .process focuses on the implementation itself and asks for the "how" rather than the "what" – a central question for a new generation of practitioners in a fast-changing world. At .process international experts, entrepreneurs and creatives are invited to share insights to projects, inspiration and working methods in talks, panels. and open workshops. This creates an educational and open exchange for professional designers, developers, makers, founders, researchers, activists and creative minds.

2017 – play

The theme of the .process Festival 2017 is "play". We understand the term in three ways:

Gaming – The playful, spontaneous and unbiased process within a workflow, experimental learning of new techniques and methods of work

Gambling – The world of start ups and entrepreneurs, investment of capital and risks, ThinkTanks, creative hubs as outsourced research departments, and also political strategic play.

Tinkering – The accessibility of modern technology, the view into the "black box" of the Internet of Things and the innovative hardware and software around us.

Transparency in the development

Transparency is a vital part and guideline of the .process Festival. Our path of making .process a reality has been documented since day 1 in September 2016 in order to reveal the entire development of the event as a process and to provide the community with sustainable knowledge.

Show me your Process, I'll show you mine.


  • technik
  • neue Arbeitsstrukturen
  • innovative Modelle