Design as a Democratic Force

The role of design in creating things of great function and aesthetics is well understood. But what about communities, societies, economies and public systems? How do you use design to reshape human systems for the better?

Design promises to put the citizens at the centre. In doing so, it can help to address the decline of trust in Australia’s democratic institutions. But there are barriers; and designing for society requires an equal measure of relentless optimism and enthusiastic skepticism – so how do we get the best of both worlds?

Join experienced designers, optimists and skeptics at The Design Hub, Department of Human Services, Canberra Ave, Forrest, to find the way through.


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Friday, 24 November 2017 - 11:00am to 12:30pm