Exploring the emerging intersection between Design, Social and Impact in
Aotearoa New Zealand.
2017 DSI Symposium
Thursday 20th and Friday 21st April, 2017
Waitakiri Primary School
Planning is well underway for next year's DSI Symposium and we're delighted to say that we're hosting the next Symposium in Ōtautahi Christchurch. Please get in touch if you would like to be involved in planning for this event. The format will be similar to previous years. Tickets for this event are now available here.
2016 DSI Symposium
The second Design for Social Innovation Symposium was hosted by Massey University in Wellington on the 13th and 14th of July 2016. This year there were two central themes we wanted to explore. On day onewe dived into the question what does it mean to create a co-design practice that is distinctly of this place called Aotearoa New Zealand. On day two we focused on the question of what are the ethical issues involved in doing co-design work?
The first Design for Social Innovation Symposium was hosted by AUT in Auckland in July 2015. In our first year we wanted to provide an overview of what constitutes design thinking, service design, and co-design in Aotearoa New Zealand and create an opportunity for people doing Design for Social Innovation to share their practice with each other in a supportive environment. Highlights, programme, slides and resources from the event are available here.
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Design approaches are being taken up across sectors as diverse as health, education, employment and business. Nationally we are investing in design-led programs and responses as a way to tackle complex social challenges.
The DSI Network aims to build connections between practitioners and create space for sharing insights and learnings across different sectors. We aim to support the development of co-design practices that are of Aotearoa, and challenge ourselves as practitioners, managers and policy makers to ask what else is needed for design to have impact.
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Create connections between those working or interested in design and social innovation around the country and across disciplines
Celebrate the work being done here in Aotearoa New Zealand across different sectors and at different scales and support it to grow
Engage in open discussion and critique around questions of politics, power, ethics and accessibility that arise in these contexts
Share knowledge and experience and gain exposure to new skills and techniques
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