During the summer of 2017 Hackers & Designers invites an international group of ambitious participants to learn by creating, researching, and discussing. The program of the Hackers & Designers Summer Academy in 2017 (HDSA2017) includes workshops, talks and lectures lead by well versed talented educators and professionals skilled at teaching and sharing information of their own research and practice to groups of individuals who are self-initiators, curious and innovative in their fields. People who are not afraid to open, break or rethink software and hardware concepts and the like to reflect and research the ethical consequences that arise in our contemporary information society. The workshop program is fully booked but good news there are several public programs throughout for example the exhibition and public lecture night or the film night.