Category Archives: social innovation


We are take a break from organising Social Design Talks while we pursue other projects. But don’t go away! One of these projects is ProtoPublics. Otherwise called Developing participation in social design: Prototyping projects, programmes and policies, this is a project … Continue reading

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Report on Social Design Talk 15: Social Design in the Age of Collaborative Media

Speaker:  Professor Bo Reimer, MEDEA lab, Malmo University Respondent:  Professor Gillian Youngs, University of Brighton MEDEA is a design-led research centre at Malmö University in Sweden, whose academics work with companies, institutions and individuals to investigate the role of collaborative … Continue reading

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Social Design Talk 16: Designing social design toolkits

Date  Monday 7 April 1830 Location  Seminar room E002, Central Saint Martins, London Speakers: Geke van Dijk (STBY), Ayush Chauhan (Quicksand – via skype from Delhi) and Theo Keane (NESTA) Respondent: Ezio Manzini (DESIS) This Social Design Talk is jointly organized with the UAL … Continue reading

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Report: Social Design Talk 14: Vinay Venkatraman: Design for frugal innovation

Vinay Venkatraman’s Social Design Talk at the Victoria and Albert Museum provoked great excitement and great unease. The excitement came from hearing an account of design-led innovation for social impact that offered something distinctive in relation to current conversations about … Continue reading

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Social Design Talk 13 — Design Activism as Social Innovation

Download flyer Date & time: Wednesday 20 November, 1830h Venue: 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, … Continue reading

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