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Conférence "Social innovations and design - Lessons learned and perspectives" par Ezio MANZINI

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Publié le 10/09/2021 , HESAM Université, Recherche, Autres actualités

Dans le cadre du champ « Arts, Création, Conception, Patrimoine » (ACCP), HESAM Université organise en partenariat avec ENSCI-Les Ateliers et ENSA Paris - La Villette, une conférence inaugurale "Social innovations and design - Lessons learned and perspectives" par Ezio MANZINI le 20 septembre 2021, à partir de 18h30 à ENSCI - Les Ateliers.

HESAM Université, ENSCI-Les Ateliers et ENSA Paris - La Villette organisent une conférence inaugurale "Social innovations and design - Lessons learned and perspectives" par Ezio MANZINI, Président du réseau international DESIS, Professeur honoraire en design au Politecnico de Milan, le 20 septembre 2021, à partir de 18h30 à ENSCI - Les Ateliers.

Cette conférence marquera le lancement du cycle de séminaires « Design et écologie relationnelle » proposé par le champ ACCP, qui se déroulera de novembre 2021 à mai 2022, pour les étudiants des 2 établissements, autour de sujets aussi variés que les pédagogies alternatives, le design décolonial, le design en milieu rural...

Un workshop aura également lieu toute la semaine du 20 septembre 2021, sous la direction d’Ezio MANZINI, accueillant des élèves de l’ENSCI – Les Ateliers et de l’ENSAPLV. Il portera sur les actions des villes en matière de solidarité et d'entraide intergénérationnelles.

Social innovations and design - Lessons learned and perspectives
Ezio Manzini, DESIS Network Summary *

1. Design began dealing with social innovation about 15 years ago. In those years, in fact, the first signs of what would later become a great wave were observed: at the beginning they appeared as a constellation of grassroots initiatives, implemented by willing and creative people who, working collaboratively, produced unprecedented solutions. Over time many of them have evolved leading to the birth of social enterprises, to institutional changes, and to the definition of programs and policies dedicated to them. All this took place thanks to an intertwining of co-design processes to which various social actors have brought their contribution. Among them is also the design that, progressively, has begun to participate, feeding them with ideas and supporting them with its own tools and specific skills.

2. In the meantime, the world has changed a lot: the environmental and social problems, that 15 years ago were recognized by few, have become evident and tangible for everyone. And then, the pandemic crisis arrived, which made the overall picture even more dramatic. In this new context, new forms of social innovation are emerging: an innovation characterized by a more marked tendency to connect people with the places they live in, thus creating unprecedented communities of place: groups of people active on themes that integrate, more than what has not been done in the past, the social dimension with the ecological one. And that do it by putting in place relationships of care (mutual care between people and between people and their environment) and proximity (closeness between people and everything they need in their daily life)

3. The themes of care and proximity, which were already present in many of the social innovations that we have known up to now, could become central in the new phase that is opening: an entire society that has been built around an idea of efficiency based on specialization, and therefore on the social and spatial separation of functions, is collapsing. New ideas of proximity and cosmopolitanism are emerging. In all this, the technology, which until now has helped to separate functions and increase distances, could change its sign, and contribute to bringing them closer. And the same could be done by design which, if properly addressed, could feed with ideas, creativity and skills the co-design processes necessary to transform societies built on distance and separation into societies built on proximity and care.

* The conference background are three books: Design when Everybody Designs, MIT Press, 2015; Politics of the Everyday, Bloomsbury, 2019; Livable Proximity, Egea November, 2021 (Italian edition: Abitare la prossimità, Egea 2021)

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