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  • by Ezio Manzini
    I will introduce here Design When Everybody Designs (MIT Press, 2015). If I dare to do it, it is because I wrote this book mainly for DESIS and the DESIS-like communities. And, most importantly, because it will not exist without DESIS. That is, without the conversations I have had with several DESIS friends and colleagues and without the design knowledge they built with their projects and the collective reflections on them. Saying that, I do not mean that the whole DESIS community should share what this book proposes: the DESIS value is largely given by the variety ideas we can find in it. What this book aims to do is to work as platform for deeper discussions: a trigger and a facilitator for new generative conversations. That is, for the production of a new design culture.

  • by Anna Meroni
    Dear all, it’s a great pleasure to announce that DESIS has now become a cultural association, within the meaning of Art. 36 Italian Civil Code. The Art.1 of our new Statute affirms that our purpose “is to promote design for social innovation in higher education institutions with design discipline so as to generate useful design knowledge and to create meaningful social changes in collaboration with other stakeholders. The Association pursues its purpose by supporting the scientific research in the field of the design fostering and maintaining the exchange of scientific information and views among the members and with other institutions, exchange of scientists, promotion of young scientists (doctoral students) and use of existing research infrastructures.

The 3rd DESIS Japan Meeting Tokyo, 30/11-1/12/2013

The establishment of a sustainable society on a global scale is an urgent challenge for today’s society. Bold social reforms are thus sought to accomplish this. DESIS is a worldwide network which has been organized to play an important role in the recognition and promotion of design with regard to this.

TRANSITIONS: Project announcement and calls for Social Innovation proposals to be scaled up in 6 Scaling Centres

Dear DESIS community,
we are delighted to announce that the POLIMI-DESIS Lab is one of the consortium partners of TRANSITION - Transnational Network for Social Innovation Incubation, a 30-month 7FP-EU funded project aiming at scaling up 300 Social Innovations across Europe.

BI-CITY Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture Shenzhen

Do not miss the opportunity to visit the section “Designing the Urban-Rural Interaction”, curated by Lou Yongqi, of the Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture. It is an amazing collection of projects to connect the city to the agricultural countryside in the name of sustainability of food and life.

LongeviCity Call for Proposal

Dear DESIS partners,
in occasion of the Design Week 2014 we are organizing an Exhibition-Conference on "Longevicity" topic. We would like to exhibit all the project, product and service experiences which have been developed at an international level about Active Ageing topic. We send you a presentation of the concept for the initiative so you could understand the topic and the storytelling modalities which we would like to use.

DESIS Showcase Benelux

 

 

Dear friends and colleagues,

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The full series of open lectures are available at DESIS Public & Collaborative initiative website (http://www.desis-clusters.org). 

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