Amplifying and Catalysing the Social through Designing

Waller, Michael. 2019. 'Amplifying and Catalysing the Social through Designing'. In: 2019 SAEK(Society for Art Education of Korea) International Conference. Hanyang University, Korea, Republic of 27-28 September 2019. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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The Pi Studio at Goldsmiths has been exploring designing for social engagement, transformation and change. Its academics have developed teaching on postgraduate Design programmes that apply ideas of a socially engaged design practice. The aim has been to educate designers to critically consider the social dimensions of a range of practice based projects, and to demonstrate the potential of design education in developing these skills. This paper explores the projects that emerged from a number of social design briefs, and reflects on developing approaches for social design. The aim is to share these developments with a wider community interested in the education of socially engaged designers, and the development of a discussion about design’s role within in the University to contribute to a thriving society and culture.

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Social Design, Education, Application of Designing, Empowerment, Education of Designers, Critical Practice, University, Civic Responsibility

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18 February 2019Accepted
27 September 2019Published

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Hanyang University, Korea, Republic of

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27-28 September 2019

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08 Oct 2019 08:51

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10 Jun 2021 16:36


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