Date & time: Wednesday 20 November, 1830h
The LVMH Lecture Theatre (E003)
Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design
King’s Cross Campus
Granary Building, 1 Granary Square
London, N1C 4AA
Speaker: Thomas Markussen, Kolding School of Design, Denmark
Free admission, all welcome.
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Thomas Markussen will focus on design activism as holding a valuable, but rather unexplored potential for social innovation. The economical and financial crisis has made it abundantly clear that there is an urgent need for finding alternative models for growth and development in our societies. By going through a number of interventionist projects in urban and public spaces, Markussen demonstrates how design activism can play a vital role for community building, citizen participation, and the addressing of intractable social problems.
Thomas Markussen is Associate Professor at the Department of Communication Design and Head of PhD Education at Kolding School of Design in Denmark. In his research, teaching and work Markussen focuses on design activism and design fiction as critical practices manifest within design, art and architecture.
This Social Design Talk has been organized by the UAL (University of Arts London) DESIS Lab.