Research group in "Transition Design" and students of the degree in design, at the Barcelona Design Week
Javier Fernández and Isabel Dameto, students of the third year of the degree in design at EINA, have coordinated the project AMPLIFYING CREATIVE COMMUNITIES, developed by students of the subject Latest trends in design, which is part of the objectives of DESIS LAB BARCELONA.
Javier Fernandez will exhibit the results of this investigation in the presentation taking place June 9th at the DUHB.
DESIS LAB BARCELONA
DESIS (Design for Social Innovation towards Sustainability) is a non-profit cultural association, that operates as an international network (DESIS Labs), and that bares the objective of promoting design for social innovation and sustainability through college educational institutions that impart studies in design. DESIS intends to generate knowledge in design that is useful and that trigger significant social changes in collaboration with other members collectives, entities and engaged individuals.
DESIS LAB BARCELONA is an open project where teachers and academics of different universities in design from Barcelona work in collaboration. Members include: Tània Costa, Adrià Garcia i Mateu, Anna Pujadas (EINA); Raquel Pelta (Universitat de Barcelona); Oriol Guimerà, Luciana Leveratto (IED Barcelona); Jessica Fernández, Ariel Guersenvaig (Elisava); Mariona Genis (Bau); Marc Ligos (Massana).
Among the different interest challenges, the following stand-out:
- Thrust more sustainable life styles and ways of working for the city of Barcelona
- Identify, diffuse and intensify, through design, the social innovation cases arousing within the city
- Bring visibility and awareness to the creative communities that are founded out of civil initiatives
- Draw design and social innovation near other disciplines that operate within (sociology, social psychology, entrepreneurship etc.)
- Aid students to be conscious of the impact that design can produce within communities, as well as encouraging them to bring forth projects beyond the classroom experience