Ezio Manzini, University of the Arts London, Politecnico di Milano and DESIS Network; Sevra Davis, Director of Design and Challenges and Director of the RSA Student Design Awards
An increasingly interconnected world presents opportunities and incentives to learn, explore, collaborate and innovate.
How do we nurture conditions in which a diffuse creativity can flourish and evolve through collaborative organisations and, in so doing, realise meaningful steps towards a more resilient and sustainable society?
Ezio Manzini, author of Design when Everybody Designs (MIT Press, 2015), builds on the experiences of the DESIS Network (DESIS: design for social innovation towards sustainability) drawing a picture of what design experts can do to amplify and support the on-going flow of radical, bottom-up social innovation and a more resourceful social economy. He describes emerging forms of collaboration between design professionals and others, where new solutions are suggested and new meanings created. A new paradigm and practices emerge based on a more engaged, innovative and sustainable way of being in the world.