Social Design

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More and more designers are going beyond purely functional and aesthetic aspects and focus on social issues – social solidarity and ecological sustainability for instance – meanwhile putting their results to discussion as part of social-political agendas. Representatives from design practices, science and politics discuss possibilities of cooperation, task areas of socially oriented design and
its potential as a catalyst in social transfor­mation processes.

With: Nicolas Beucker (Social Design
Competency Center, University of the Lower Rhine), Kathrina Dankl (Designer), Harald Gruendl (EOOS/Institute of Design Research
Vienna), Julia Landsiedl (Designer), Sybille Straubinger (Municipal Councillor for Arts and Science)
Moderation: Tina Thiel (VIENNA DESIGN WEEK)
Period2 Oct 2015
Held atVienna Design Week, Austria


  • social design, social innovation, welfare design