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Guest Lecture, Fri 22nd April: Design for social innovation, service design and the experiences of the DESIS Lab in Rio de Janeiro

18 April 2016

2 mins

Our students are invited to attend the guest lecture Design for social innovation, service design and the experiences of the DESIS Lab in Rio de Janeiro’ on Friday 22nd April.

Talk Description

The lecture will consist of two parts, both related to the research activities on design for social innovation and the experience of the DESIS Lab in Rio de Janeiro: (1) interpersonal relational qualities in services; (2) social innovation and design in Rio de Janeiro.

The first part introduces a qualitative approach to evaluate and design interpersonal relational qualities in services, based on the studies of Martin Buber as a theoretical background. It includes an analysis of a social innovation (considered as a service) as an example of the approach proposed.  The second part introduces the ongoing research activities on design for social innovation in Rio de Janeiro, focused on cases studied identified in favelas (slums) in Rio de Janeiro.

About Carla Cipolla

carla-aveiroCarla Cipolla has been involved since 2004 in projects on design for social innovation in Africa, Europe and in Brazil where she is now associate professor of the UFRJ/Coppe – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. She is coordinator of the UFRJ/Coppe DESIS Lab – Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability and founding member of DESIS Network.  Some of the projects she is involved in include the EU co-financed projects TRANSIT – Transformative Social Innovation Theory and LASIN – Latin American Social Innovation Network,  and the IFC (Informal, Formal and Collaborative), a program of activities involving DESIS Labs in Africa and Latin-America. 


Date: Friday 22nd April

Time: 11am-12pm

Venue: Loughborough University London, LDN205

*To register your interest, email Ksenija Kuzmina, K.Kuzmina@lboro.ac.uk.

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