19 July 2011
Call for submissions: DESIS Forum Beijing
Tsinghua University, Beijing, China – October 27, 2011
Submission deadline: September 20, 2011
DESIS Forum Format: "4-slides exhibit - 4-minutes presentations"
Beijing, China October 27, 2011
10h00-12h30 at the Academy of Design & Arts Tsinghua University. Back-to-back with the Tao of Sustainability: An International Conference on Sustainable Design Strategies in a Globalization Context.
Show your project. Exchange your experience with that of others. Get an overview of what is going on in the field.
Over the past decades a variety of social actors throughout the world -institutions, enterprises, non-profit organizations, and, most of all, networks of collaborative people - have moved beyond mainstream models of thinking and doing, inventing new ways of living and producing. They are viable and sustainable solutions to complex problems such as: social cohesion, urban regeneration, accessibility to healthy food, water and sustainable energy management.
The design community, and the design schools in particular, can do a lot to support these promising social experiments: is your school involved in these kinds of initiatives? Would you like to be involved? Are you interested to know more about design for social innovation with an emphasis on sustainability? Join us for the DESIS Forum in Beijing!
DESIS Forum is a format conceived to give design teachers and students the opportunity to showcase their projects, to present them and to exchange their experiences in the field of design for social innovation and sustainability.
DESIS Forum/Beijing will be held back-to-back with The Tao of Sustainability: An International Conference on Sustainable Design Strategies in a Globalization Context. The Forum is organized by DESIS Network and Cumulus association in collaboration with Tsinghua university Beijing.
Deadline for the submission: 20th of September 2011
More information on how to participate can be found at www.desis-network.org,