Jan 27–28, 2020 Goa, IN
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
20 - 21
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.
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.
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.