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Design Activism as Social Innovation

About the speaker:

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. His work on design activism has been published internationally in journals such as Design and Culture and Design Issues.

In this lecture:

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.妙妙乐园

Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability (DESIS)
Public And Collaborative Lecture Series (Lecture 7)

Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design
King’s Cross Campus,
Granary Building,
1 Granary Square
London, N1C 4AA

20 Nov 2013 / 18:30
The LVMH Lecture Theatre (E002)

Free admission, all welcome. RSVP if you would like to attend:

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