Designing for social innovation

How to design for social innovation?

While it seems like an easy call, designing for social innovation is complex and requires a recalibration of skills. This virtual conference interlinks the two fields and aims to find common ground between social design and service design. By connecting the aims, we’ll take a holistic, transdisciplinary approach to design, try to bridge the gaps, and offer an innovative and fresh perspective on ways to combine social design and service design. In two content blocks, you will be able to listen to insightful talks. Each block ends with discussions and a plenary closing session. 

This is a free conference for which registration is needed: 


Communities in transition 

Talk 'How to design social services for people in transition?' 

Talk 'Who has the power to empower?' 

Case study 

Discussions & plenary closing session

Cultural inspirations 

Talk 'Designing the context: communities, services and design anthropology' 

Talk 'Measuring impact' 

Case study 

Discussions & plenary closing session 


Bianca Herlo, senior researcher and head of the research group Inequality & digital Sovereignty, Berlin University of the Arts/Weizenbaum Institute 

Alvise Mattozzi, assistant professor of social studies of science and technology, Politecnico di Torino 

Janka Csernák, researcher, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest 

Jonathan Ventura, director of the unit for history and philosophy of art, design and technology at Shenkar, and associate professor at the department of inclusive design at Hadassah Academic College, Jerusalem 

Jennifer Schubert, researcher and lecturer in social interaction design, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano 

Ariel Guersenzvaig, professor of design at ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering 

Rita Szerencsés, researcher, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest 

Alon Chitayat (Israel), artist, educator and Lead UX designer for growth at Waze 

Bori Fehér (Hungary), social designer, architect and head of the Social Design HUB at MOME Innovation Center 


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