Storytelling & Social innovation

Desis Philosophy talk on Storytelling & Social innovation
Can we consider the act of telling stories of social innovation a political action, as it opens up the idea of public realm as a place where decision-making take place? Is storytelling in design for social innovation a poetic action, where the two dimensions of telling and making, as in the Greek idea of poiesis, are finally reconciled? Can we look at telling stories of emerging sustainable behaviours worldwide as a way to manifest what is at the margin of the mainstream of society and help its potentialities to be fully expressed? How can we as designers tell the stories of the margins respecting their complexity without oversimplifying them? During this second session on storytelling following the one held in Dublin past November during the Cumulus conference, we will reflect together on this topic and try to formulate some design guidelines for our design practices.

March 12, 2014, 14.00 -17.30 at Design Academy Eindhoven

Karin – Filterdesign