Jan 27–28, 2020 Goa, IN

FEB

2020

GOA

As the social benefit of design seems questionable today,

what would design look like if it's aim wasn't only for a consumer economy?

We've stepped up to the challenge to drive this narrative further.

Register for aSDF.

17 - 18 - 19

WORKSHOPS

20 - 21

CONFERENCE

Social
Problems
are
Design
Problems

HARVESTING DESIGN IDEAS FOR POSITIVE CHANGE

Sign up for one of the immersive three-day workshops curated by leading professionals.

 

These include exercises aimed to make the most of diverse representations on real-time issues. The results will be peer-reviewed at the start of the conference.

Additionally, get inspired by the success stories of 15 speakers over the two-day conference.

 
 ABOUT SOCIAL DESIGN WORKSHOPS 

17 - 18 - 19 FEB 2020  I  7 WORKSHOPS  I  3 DAYS

These workshops are hackathons, time problems grounded in reality. Dive into the depths of complex problems and interact with stakeholders to find innovative workable solutions. The maximum number of participants per workshop is 20, with a minimum of 50% representation from design backgrounds, and the rest from other relevant fields. This mix is aimed at exposing non-designers to the process of systems thinking and creative solutions while introducing designers to other points of view.

 

Seven workshops will run parallel to each other over a span of three days, hence each participant can only register for one workshop. A seat at the conference is included for all workshop participants.

mentored by

Rahul Srivastava urbz collective

Participation is open to architects, urban planners, systems thinkers, natural / social scientists, economists,anthropologists, design students and professionals.  

GOA: DIVERSE HABITATS AND
CIRCULATORY URBANISM

mentored by

Priyanka Bista KTK-Belt project

Participation open to architects, educators  especially in the area of alternative learning, natural and social scientists, biodiversity experts, design students and professionals.

BIODIVERSITY AND
ARCHITECTURE

mentored by

Malini Krishnankutty

Oliver Goodhall We Made That

State Government

Participation open to students and practitioners from the fields of industrial design architecture, engineering, urban planning and behavioral psychology.

URBAN MOBILITY IN PANAJI

mentored by

Reboni Saha Mozaic

Avik Sarkar Thinkering

State Government

Participation open to students and practitioners of product design, communication design, engineers, architects, urban planners, systems thinkers, government officers or representatives of municipalities with an interest in the same.

DESIGNS FOR EFFECTIVE 
WASTE RECOVERY

mentored by

Ruturaj Parikh Matter

Harsh Patel and Bhavana Hameed Playgroup Studio 

Mission Anganwadi

Participation open to architects, urban designers, product designers, furniture designers, sociologists, behavioural scientists, child psychologists and anyone interested in the anganwadi idea, having relevant field experience.

DESIGN OF CHILD-FRIENDLY ARCHITECTURE

mentored by

Ayaz Basrai The Busride Studio

Poonam Verma

State Government

Participation is open to engineers, programmers, product designers, fashion designers, material science researchers, textile and fiber engineers, economists, applied mechanics, mathematicians, artists, architects, and emerging fields like systems and data thinkers. 

FUTURE OF CRAFT

mentored by

Sanjay Prakash Studio for Habitat Futures 

Mohan Rao Integrated Design

Participation open to students and practitioners from the fields of industrial design, architecture, urban planning, climatologists, social scientists/economists.

PLANNING RESILIENT CITIES
 
 ABOUT THE SOCIAL DESIGN CONFERENCE 

20 - 21 FEB 2020  I  15 SPEAKERS  I  2 DAYS

The conference calls on speakers and agencies with domain experience in areas of design and its application in areas of socio-ecological relevance. Their cases provide wide-ranging insights that have applications for other situations you encounter. This meeting of minds will provide opportunities for networking, and spreading the narrative of hope far beyond the boundaries of this festival.

 

Seats are included by default for participants in the workshops. Others wishing to attend the conference only on 20th and 21st can register separately under the exclusive head of the conference.

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

 VENUE 

The workshops and conference will be hosted at the GMC campus and at the ESG, overlooking the Mandovi river. Built in 1842 by the Portuguese, the old Goa Medical College (GMC) is one of the oldest institutional buildings in Goa. The interior architecture of the building has semi-circular arched windows, wooden ceilings, and cast iron railings that present a rich old-world ambience. Established by the Government of Goa in 2004, the Entertainment Society of Goa is also the hub of local cultural activities. Panaji is located in the most urbanized region of Goa having affordable accommodation and restaurants at walking distance from the venue. This helps keep the environmental impact as low as possible.

This festival is an initiative of Kokum, a not-for-profit design trust based in Goa, India.

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