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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.

DESIS Symposium 2013 “The Chinese View of Sustainable Qualities”

The third DESIS Symposium in Wuxi, Jiangnan University, represents a yearly appointment for the Chinese academic and practitioners community to develop deeper insights and concrete project-based discussion on the issues of Social Innovation; in particular, we aim to take into account the specific approach and challenges that emerge from the Chinese cultural context. We positively observed a rising interest in recent years, whilst lots still need to be explored not only as a comparison and exchange at the international level, but mostly towards the definition of a local-based and cultural-based definition of Social Innovation in China.

Seminar: Infrastructuring the Commons? Helsinki. November 7, 2013

We are cordially inviting all member so DESIS Network to attend of follow the Seminar: Infrastructuring the Commons?

The seminar will take place Thursday 7th of November starting at 9 am. The event is free and open to all, there is a call for contributions for thematic sessions in the afternoon. Welcome!

Sustainability Science Fellowships at Harvard University: Doctoral, Post-doctoral, and Mid-career Fellowships

The Sustainability Science Program at Harvard University invites applications for resident fellowships in sustainability science for the academic year beginning in September 2014. The fellowship competition is open to advanced doctoral and post-doctoral students, and to mid-career professionals engaged in research or practice to facilitate the design, implementation, and evaluation of effective interventions that promote sustainable development. Due date for applications: January 15, 2014.

Papanek Symposium 2013 - Emerging & Alternative Economies of Design

The Social Imperative of Global Design
An event organised by the University of Applied Arts Vienna

14–15 November 2013
Aula der Wissenschaften
Wollzeile 27a, 1010 Vienna Austria

PERL Media Competition Launched

Students and Filmmakers worldwide are invited to create videos, photos and magazine/press articles. It's time! be informed and take action! The PERL media competition for 2013 is launched! For More information, download the calls here: http://www.perlprojects.org/Project-sites/PERL/News-Events/News/PERL-Media-Competition-Launched 

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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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