Democratic Design experiments: from open design to open society

Yanki Lee, albert tsang, ann light, thomas binder

Hong Kong Design Institute, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, University of Sussex, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts


Keywords: Open Design, Design Lab, Culture, Citizenship

Conversation Overview

In Europe, designers and design researchers are increasingly exploring societal challenges through engagements with issues that call forward new publics and new modes of democratic citizenship. Whatever this is called - design activism, social design, adversarial design, participatory design, or something else - we see here design engagements which are both controversial in their commitment to agendas of social change and experimental in the sense that they openly probe for what can possibly be enacted. Framing such engagements as democratic design experiments of re-presentation and emergent civic action, this Conversation will explore how cultural similarities and differences influence such experiments of design in transformations towards an open society.

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This conversation took place on Tuesday 28th June at DRS2016, find it in the conference programme

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