The Problem of the ‘Social’ in Design
Politechnico di Milano
February 21, 15.00
Over the last decade social design has evolved as a method, as much as an output, of design practice underpinned by the boom in arts-based design research. This talk delivered as part of the PhD Design Festival 2019 examines the origins, and some of the discontents, of this movement asking who the audience for the ‘social’ in design really is, and how far design can go in addressing the micro-politics of everyday life.