Social Design Talks - 2012

Monthly meetings in UK by Young Foundation, Brighton University, V&A, Policy Connect.

A new series of Social Design Talks to reflect critically on the socially-motivated design practice and ‘design thinking’ for social innovation and public policy

This is a new series of Social Design Talks, jointly organised by the Young Foundation, the University of Brighton, Victoria and Albert Museum, and Policy Connect in England. The first was held in March 2012.

Goals of the Social Design Talks:

  • To reflect critically on the spread of socially-motivated design practice and the use of ‘design thinking’ with social innovation and public policy
  • To bring together people working in adjacent areas, including project managers in public policy, social enterprise and innovation, and civic society, policy-makers, elected representatives, researchers, activists and designers

Speakers so far: Cameron Tonkinwise (Parsons The New School for Design NY) on A Typology of Social Design, Carrie Bishop (Futuregov) on Public Sector Design, Mariana Amatullo(Designmatters/Art Center College of Design, California) on Design Education for Social Impact. Future speakers include Cat Macaulay (Jordanstone College of Art and Design), Diana Gerald (Young Foundation, London) and Ezio Manzini (Politecnico Milan/DESIS Network).

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