Design like you give a damn

What should design give a damn about?

Dirty Rottern Socials logo
Dirty Rottern Socials logo

It’s not an easy question to answer, but a panel curated by Wolff Olins are going to give it a damn good go at talk this month, entitled Design Like You Give a Damn.

The House of St Barnabas
The House of St Barnabas

The event is the first in a series of talks at Soho’s The House of St Barnabas called Dirty Rotten Socials, which will be presented in conjunction with Pioneers Post. The discussions aim to address various subjects around idea of social change.

Wolff Olins' Olympic Logo
Wolff Olins’ Olympic Logo

The design panel features co-director of design at the RSA Nat Hunter; RCA Design Interactions tutor and co-founder of Auger Loizeu James Auger; Nathan Waterhouse, who co-leads OpenIDEO with Tom Hulme; Chris McGinley from the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Age and Ability Research Lab and Steven Johnson of Collaborative Change.

The first part of the talk will see Wolff Olins and the panel addressing another tricky topic – the definition of design – before moving on to explore how design can be used to solve problems around the world, and act as a force for social good.

Wolff Olins' new World Animal Protection logo
Wolff Olins’ new World Animal Protection logo

After the talk, comes the action: the audience will then be tasked with working with  the panel using ‘rapid-fire design and collaboration techniques’ to try and work out some issues surrounding the idea of ‘design for good’.

Design like you give a damn takes place on 26 June in the chapel at The House of St Barnabas, 1 Greek St, London W1D 4NQ. Doors open at 6.30 and the talk begins at 7.30pm

The House of St Barnabas
The House of St Barnabas
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  • Lanre Olagoke November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    Would like to be at the event

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