About this Event
The challenges that we face today — the climate crisis, ageing populations, in-work poverty, polarisation of society — are not ones that anyone can tackle alone, and not ones that all the current answers aligned together would solve. Systems change is an approach that looks beyond individual ideas, creates the space and conditions for radical new ways of thinking to emerge and connects together often disparate groups who have a common cause.
As design has evolved over the last 30 years, growing from the design of products, through services to policy, and from buildings to places, designers have entered the world of systems change. Design adds immense value in the way that it visualises complexity, making it understandable; moves to making and taking action where others feel overwhelmed by that same complexity, and creates playful alternatives which can turn the we see a problem – and find its solution – on its head.
The Design Council and The Point People have been listening to designers who are working systemically to understand their practice, and how it is evolving. This event will share some current practice and case studies about how design is being used to solve some of society’s biggest challenges, which are tricky, complex and can’t be solved by one intervention alone.
This will be an inspiring evening for designers who want to work in this way, leaving you with stories to show how it can be done and approaches to designing deeply, collaboratively and radically, allowing you to play your part in tackling our toughest challenges and moving to a better future.
- Jennie Winhall, Alt/Now, Rockwool Foundation
- Cassie Robinson, Strategic Designer and Head of Digital Grant Making at the National Lottery Community Fund
- Nick Stanhope, Shift Design
- Alistair Parvin, Open Systems Lab
- Fashion Revolution – tbc
- Cat Drew, Design Council
Please register your interest using the ‘register’ button and we will contact you if your place at the event is confirmed.
Date And Time
Mon, 2 December 2019 17:30 – 19:30 GMT
Design Council Angel Building 407 St John Street London EC1V 4AB
Organiser of Systemic Design event
Design Council’s purpose is to make life better by design. We are an independent charity and the government’s advisor on design. Our vision is a world where the role and value of design is recognised as a fundamental creator of value, enabling happier, healthier and safer lives for all. Through the power of design, we make better processes, better products, better places, all of which lead to better performance.