Category Archives: Sustainable futures


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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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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Social Design Talk 12: Rewarding Social Design – INDEX Design to Improve Life

Date & time: Friday 20th September, 6pm Venue: The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, Victoria & Albert Museum Speaker: Liza Chong, Strategy and Development Director, INDEX: Design to Improve Life (read more about Liza here) Respondent: Jeremy Myerson, Director, The Helen … Continue reading

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Talk 10 Designing for Sharing: Report and Reflections

Design for sharing is an enormous, but fascinating challenge. A number of start-ups and initiatives have appeared recently that facilitate peer-to-peer exchange systems. These promote swapping, sharing, bartering, trading and renting over individual ownership. They would include Freecycle, Zopa, Ecomodo … Continue reading

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Talk 10: Designing for Sharing

Date/ Time Friday 3rd May 6.30 – 8.30pm Speaker Ben Reason, Director, LiveWork Respondent Prof. Iain Borden, The Bartlett UCL Venue Lecture Theatre, E003 Central St Martins College of Art & Design 1 Granary Square, London, N1C 4AA About the … Continue reading

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