Empathy “Things”/Games Workshop
7 case studies were presented at this workshop, led by Design Against Crime Research Centre (DACRC), at the Design Research Society (DRS) conference to help explore what really does build empathy in terms of participatory design strategies and devices.http://www.drs2016.org/workshops/
Extending Empathy Workshops
Three workshops aimed to foster better understanding of empathetic processes and how creative practitioners deliver them. They brought together empathetic tools from Participatory Design, Performance and Restorative Justice (RJ) to build and develop the capacity of researchers and practitioners alike.www.extendingempathy.com
Cultural Value Expert Workshop
This Expert Workshop on ‘Exploring And Evaluating the Cultural Value of Arts and Creativity within the Criminal Justice System’, funded by the AHRC, brought together representatives whose institutions wish to improve understanding about arts and their impacts in the criminal justice system and to share their design expertise in the field of evaluation.http://www.designagainstcrime.com/files/publications/ExpertWorkshopReport.pdf
DESIS Public and Collaborative Lecture Series – Lecture 9
Babitha George is co-founder of the Unbox Festival, India and Quicksand, a multi-disciplinary innovation consultancy that brings user-centered design principles to the core of any innovation effort. Babitha presented ‘Exploring and Celebrating Creative Collaborations’.
DESIS Public and Collaborative Lecture Series – Lecture 8
Carla Cipolla is associate professor of the Production Engineering Program of Coppe / Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and is also a founding member of the DESIS Lab there. Carla presented ‘Collaborative Services in Informal Settlements: Service Design and Social Innovation in Rio de Janeiro’.
Screening of The Stuart Hall Project
Stuart Hall changed the Art School, offering a new interpretation of cultural studies that has informed much critical practice for over 30 years. This absorbing documentary from director John Akomfrah (The Nine Muses, Handsworth Songs) presents an intimate and engaging portrait of Stuart Hall, the Jamaican-born public intellectual and co-founder of the New Left Review, whose work in the field of cultural theory has profoundly influenced the academic landscape.
Designing Out Crime Association (DOCA) Winter Conference
DOCA provides a forum for anyone, from architects to designers to local authorities, home owners and other community interest groups with an interest in design and its implications for safer, healthier communities. This multi-disciplinary conference looked at Design, Security & Crime: Policy, Practice, Critiques & Potential.http://www.doca.org.uk/
DESIS Public and Collaborative Lecture Series – Lecture 7
Thomas Markussen is Associate Professor at the Department of Communication Design and Head of PhD Education at Kolding School of Design in Denmark. Thomas presented ‘Design Activism as Social Innovation’.
DESIS-UK workshop 3
Organised in partnership with Camden Council, the final UK Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability (DESIS-UK) workshop aimed to change collaboration between Higher Education and public service providers. The workshop offered an opportunity for design-led social innovation researchers and practitioners to share and exchange their approaches and resources with public service organisations facing the challenge of innovating service provision.www.desis-uk.org
DESIS-UK workshop 2
This second event in the DESIS-UK Network series focused on enterprise and employability in Design Led Social innovation and HE provision to the sector.www.desis-uk.org
DESIS-UK workshop 1
The first event in the DESIS-UK Network series focused on the development and delivery of Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability (DESIS) within the UK HE Landscape. Keynotes included an introduction to a vision of HE as a social resource able to trigger and foster achievement of societal goals and challenges, from DESIS Network founder, Ezio Manzini (amongst others) and were followed by a DESIS-UK forum where educators presented short case studies of community engaged student projects they have delivered, focusing on design for social innovations and sustainability and sharing the insights they have gained.www.desis-uk.org
DESIS Public and Collaborative Lecture Series – Lecture 6
Ezio Manzini has been working for more than two decades in the field of design for sustainability, with a special focus on social innovation. On this topic he started, and currently coordinates, DESIS: an international network promoting, world wide, design schools as agents of social change towards sustainability. He presented ‘People-as-asset, A radical social innovation and a design opportunity’.http://vimeo.com/71100489
Designing Out Crime Association (DOCA) Spring Conference
DOCA provides a forum for anyone, from architects to designers to local authorities, home owners and other community interest groups with an interest in design and its implications for safer, healthier communities. Lorraine Gamman and Adam Thorpe from DACRC presented ‘The Korean Experience – 3rd Generation CPTED?’ at this spring conference.http://www.doca.org.uk/
DESIS Public and Collaborative Lecture Series – Lecture 5
Kees Dorst, Professor of Design at the University of Technology, Sydney, Centre Director for Designing Out Crime and Professor in Entrepreneurial Design of Intelligent Systems at Eindhoven University of Technology presented ‘Up the Down Escalator: Design Thinking for the 21st Century’.http://vimeo.com/71100490
SKIP Workshop 3: Socially Responsive Design (DAC)
This workshop highlighed the importance of problem-solving via iterative practice (action research). Research questions and findings are subjected to constant critical review and reframing based on researchers’ access to an established pool of experts and advisors. In order to enhance research structures and organisational skills, the workshop introduced the Design Against Crime (DAC) methodology linked to numerous crime projects and explained how, in terms of design research, it is necessary to bring together previously disconnected duty-holders, stakeholders and other actors (Latour, 1987) and their discourses connected to the research topic and to explore discontinuities as well as opportunities for collaboration.http://skip.rca.ac.uk/
‘Gang Life’ Screening
Screening of BBC2 documentary ‘Gang Life’ followed by a discussion and Q&A led by David Matthews – associate producer of the film and Creative Fellow at CSM’s Design Against Crime Research Centre. He was joined by Gang Life’s executive producer and director Paul Blake, Guardian critic Suzanne Moore, psychoanalyst Mei-fung Chung, and contributors to the film, who discussed the issues the programme raised, including how oral history, documentary and autobiography may / may not lead to behaviour. change.https://vimeo.com/55114412
DESIS Public and Collaborative Lecture Series – Lecture 4
Ed Gillespie, Co-founder, Futerra – The sustainability communications agency presented ‘Selling the sizzle: Why sustainability is hotter than electric underpants’https://vimeo.com/53164835
DESIS Public and Collaborative Lecture Series – Lecture 3
Lucy Kimbell, Head of Social Design at The Young Foundation presented ‘Design’s new publics; Design practices for social innovation and change.’https://vimeo.com/42554359
DESIS Public and Collaborative Lecture Series – Lecture 2
Chris Vanstone, Co-lead Radical Redesign Team at The Australian Centre of Social Innovation presented ‘Working Backwards Down Under – Social problem-solving with and for older people and families in Australia’.https://vimeo.com/41927888
Compost and Grow: Food Loop
Clare Brass, team Leader Sustain RCA and Founder and Director of SEED Foundation talked about Food Loop, a design-led co-creation project that offers local authorities a model for localised composting of biodegradable waste on housing estates. The project is working with residents on the Maiden Lane estate, in Camden, north London, to co-design a scheme that helps them to recycle their food waste. The food waste is composted on-site and used to grow fruit and vegetables. Project leader Clare Brass introduced the project and explained how CSM students can get involved.
Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability; Introducing UAL DESIS Lab
Talk by Lorraine Gamman and Adam Thorpe of the Socially Responsive Design and Innovation Hub, Design Against Crime Research Centre introducing the UAL DESIS Lab. “In the complexity of contemporary society, social innovation is spreading and its potential, as a driver of sustainable change, is increasing. To facilitate this process, the design community, in general, and design schools, in particular, can play a pivotal role.”
Ezio Manzini, DESIS International.
There’s A Riot Going On
‘There’s A Riot Going On: Gang Crime, X Factor Generation and the Dark Side of Shopping’ was chaired by writer and journalist David Matthews with speakers Gavin Knight (journalist and author of Hood Rat), Ken Hollings (visiting lecturer at CSM, author of Destroy All Monsters and Welcome to Mars) and Suzanne Moore (award-winning journalist writing weekly columns for the Mail on Sunday and Guardian, author of Looking for Trouble and Head over Heels).
Dialogues with Graffiti for the Twenty First Century City
Three workshops provided a forum to share insights and stimulate debate on innovating new responses to the criminal and creative practices of graffiti, involving diverse stakeholders in informing both crime prevention and city regeneration strategies.
Violent London and 2,000 Years of Riots, Rebels & Revolts
Talk by Prof. Clive Bloom (Professor Emeritus, Middlesex University) on his book Violent London about protest, creativity and non-conformity, all aimed at helping us understand how forms of social justice and social comment were contested.
The Dark Side of Creativity
Presentations were given by Lorraine Gamman (Director, DACRC) and David Cropley (Professor of Engineering Innovation, University of South Australia) and explored ways creativity leads to innovation and income generation, particularly the traits creatives and criminals have in common and the need for designers to be as creative as criminals to design against them.http://www.vimeo.com/19290973
Designing Out Crime Association (DOCA) Spring Conference
Lorraine Gamman presented ‘Designs Against Shoplifting’. Other presentations included ‘The Context of Criminality’ by Becky Rowe, ‘Business crime risks: a tool for SMEs’ by Martin Gill and ‘Managing retail employee dishonesty’ by Martin Speed.
Designing Out Crime Association (DOCA) International Seminar
Marcus Willcocks presented ‘A Dialogue with Graffiti – Communication and Conflict in the Urban Environment’ and Dr Deniz Deniz (a former DAC intern) presented ‘The Importance of Design in Crime Prevention’.
New Deal of the Mind
Lorraine Gamman and Adam Thorpe helped organise and also attended the seminar, which was hosted by Maggie Darling the wife of then Chancellor, Alistair Darling. The seminar marked the launch of the New Deal of the Mind; a coalition of artists, entrepreneurs and opinion formers who recognise the economic, social and cultural value of Britain’s creative talent particularly in the recession.
Putting the Brakes on Bike Theft: Multi-agency Delivery of a Secure Cycling City
This seminar (curated by Lorraine Gamman and Adam Thorpe, DACRC) promoted a multi-agency approach to tackling the issue of cycle theft and promotion of cycle use and enjoyment of the public realm. The seminar was of interest to professionals responsible for delivery of design provision, management and policy for public space and cycling infrastructure.
The Future of Secret Pockets
Seminar capturing the future of secret pockets, part of collaborative research project developed with the Research Centre for Fashion, the Body and Material Cultures (FBMC). Speakers included Prof. Lorraine Gamman (DACRC) with Alistair O’Neill (FBMC) and Barbara Burman, Research Fellow at Winchester School of Art.
Safer Sustainable Cities
This event was curated by Lorraine Gamman and Adam Thorpe, with help from DAC freelance designer, Chris Thomas and was requested by colleagues from the crime prevention community in Wales. The event focused on the contribution of designing out crime to the creation of safer, sustainable cities and was attended by delegates from local authorities, police, and academic bodies from England and Wales.
A Dialogue with Graffiti
A first multi-disciplinary seminar and workshop, led by Marcus Willcocks for the Design Against Crime Research Centre, sought to generate a better understanding of how graffiti affects public space. The event was held in collaboration with Griffin Security, Transport for London and British Transport Police, seeking to address issues with graffiti on public transport.
A Wry Look at Design and Crime
Inaugural lecture by Professor Lorraine Gamman with introduction by Prof. Barry Curtis (Emeritus Professor of Visual Culture at Middlesex University).http://www.vimeo.com/19290720
Transport and Security: The Real Issues for 2025
Seminar organised by the Design Against Crime Research Centre and Perpetuity Group (curated by Lorraine Gamman and Adam Thorpe) on the issues of transport and security.
The Concept of Risk
Talk by Dr Bill Durodie (senior lecturer in Risk and Corporate Security at Cranfield University) on the limitation of risk management and the growing demand to engage the public in dialogues and decision making in relation to science.
Bicycle Crime Prevention Seminar @ 6th Annual Bicycle Film Festival
Seminar attended by crime prevention practitioners ran alongside 6th Annual Bicycle Film Festival and provided an opportunity to share knowledge of current best practice as well as the latest research on bike crime and perpetrator techniques. Selected short films from the Bicycle Film Festival were screened along with other useful visual resources.
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) workshop hosted by DAC, attended by Crime Prevention Design Advisors.
Reinventing the Bike Shed
Anti-bike theft seminar, part of Reinventing the Bike Shed exhibition held on two consecutive days. The seminar events focused on information sharing and learning from home and abroad about best anti theft practice as well as how to get more cyclists on the road and serve their needs.
Design Against Crime
Seminar aimed at Reducing Crime by Design, second event in the series, was an opportunity for Community Safety and Urban Regeneration professionals to be updated about new research findings from the field and discuss and share information.
iWant to Design Secure Products
Two-day crime proofing conference aimed to disseminate the findings of Project MARC. DACRC staff designed the invites and associated merchandise as well as identified and contacted the appropriate individuals/ organisations.
Improving Community Safety and Reducing Crime by Design
Seminar on community safety, first event in the series, co-organised with Perpetuity Research and Consultancy International (PRCI) for community safety professionals to learn and share tools, ideas and new research findings.
Designing Out Drug Related Crime In Shopping Environments
Conference was sponsored by the Home Office and British Council of Shopping Centres (BCSC), with the support from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and the Association of Town Centre Managers (ATCM).
Stop Thief – Reducing Theft and Pickpocketing in London
Event co-organised with Metropolitan Police with speakers DI Martin Stevens (Crime Reduction, Metropolitan Police Territorial Policing Headquarters), Richard Gittings (Senior Crime Analyst, Metropolitan Police) and Lorraine Gamman.