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DESIS Philosophy Talk: Storytelling and design for social innovation #4

The idea of time in Western culture has been developed following an idea of
linearity: a run towards the future, characterized by faith in the idea of
progress. This concept of time informed our ideas of development, success,
society, and values. Nowadays society is registering a disruption from
within, where alternative ideas of time are emerging. This also has as a
consequence the reflection on meanings and values. Storytelling can play
therein a relevant role, as it can facilitate the awareness of the disruption
taking place in society and empower this shift, envisioning a narrative of the
future which is not linear but rather inspired by different ideas of time.

Unmaking Waste: Transforming Production and Consumption in Time and Place

 

 

Hosted by Zero Waste SA Research Centre for Sustainable Design and Behaviour,

Art, Architecture and Design, University of South Australia, Adelaide, May 21-24, 2015

 

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Four Weekends – Four Locations –Four Networking Events Parallel Crossings, Film festival for Social Innovations and Sustainability in Berlin From the 5th until the 28th of September

From the 5th until the 28th of September Parallel Crossings a unique Film Festival on Social Innovation and Sustainability is taking place in Berlin screening film productions which move around issues like gentrification, media activism, food, shifting cities and more.

DESIS has endorsed the initiative and will participate by screening short films produced at the interior of the DESIS Lab in Parsons NY and Pasadena, DesignMatters in California. The project developed by the IMAGIS group at Milan Polytechnic:
DESIS IN THE MIRROR will also be presented.

Call for paper: CUMULUS Milan 2015 Conference. The Virtuous Circle. June 3-7, 2015

Dear DESIS community,

we are pleased to announce that the call for paper of the conference ‘CUMULUS Milan 2015 - The Virtuous Circle. Design Culture and Experimentation’, is now open. We are planning several parallel initiatives for DESIS and therefore we warmly recommend a massive participation

Philosophy Talk: Cultures of Resilience: 18th September 2014, Cape Town

Resilience (i.e. system’s capacity to cope with stress and failures without collapsing and learning from the experience) is today a widely used and discussed term. Until now, this has been done considering mainly its technical, economic, functional dimensions. This kind of discussions is important, but is not enough. If resilience must be a characterizing feature of every potential future society, its cultural dimension must be considered too: which cultures are coherent with a resilient society? And, in turn, which cultures can promote a resilient and sustainable society? In particular: how do the meanings of time and future change? And what about the one of development?

DESIS Association general assembly

The next CUMULUS Conference in Johannesburg, on September 22-24 (http://www.cumulusjohannesburg.co.za), will be a very good opportunity to share and align our initiatives.

It will be also the opportunity for the first DESIS general Assembly on September 22 in the afternoon and for the first extensive debate around the on-going projects of the network, described using the new template which aim is to facilitate the emerge of transversal knowledge about what design can do for social innovation.

DESIS Association was born in 2014…

Dear all, it’s a great pleasure to announce that DESIS h

Design for social innovation vs. social design

The notion of design for social innovation is frequently considered similar, if not coincident, with the one of social design

DESIS in the Mirror is online

DESIS in the Mirror is a project by DESIS Network and IMAGIS research group (Design Dep. – Politecnico di Milano).
Since July 2013 we recorded 13 on-line video-interviews all around the world about the production of moving images in the realm of social innovation (4 artists and filmmakers; 9 DESIS members) in order to:

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