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Social Design Futures Report

Social-Design-Report We are delighted to present ‘Social Design Futures: HEI Research and the AHRC’ on behalf of the University of Brighton and Victoria and Albert Museum. Please click on the link above to download your copy. Recommended citation: Armstrong, Leah, … Continue reading

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AHRC-ESRC Design Research Fellowship at the UK Cabinet Office PolicyLab

At the beginning of September I began a one-year research fellowship in the UK Cabinet Office’s PolicyLab, created by an open call by the AHRC and ESRC. The Policy Lab was set up in April 2014 by the Open Policy … Continue reading

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End of project summary

This post marks the end of the AHRC Mapping Social Design Research and Practice project. At the end of July, we (the four researchers who set up this blog) submitted our report to the AHRC. Thank you to all of … Continue reading

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Speculative Design Brief #11

Neighborhood Virtual Platform A response to our speculative brief: ‘I can’t get out of the house to get what I need’ by Maíra Prestes Joly, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.  What is it? It is a virtual platform created … Continue reading

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Review: (Social) Service Design at the RCA

Image taken from ‘Urban Recipes: a citizen engagement project in Bath’ by Iban Benzal Although the main intention of this Mapping Social Design project has been to assess the state of research in social design, we have also met an … Continue reading

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Social Design Rant 5 — Cameron Tonkinwise: Social Design & The University in the Age of Neoliberalism

As part of our Expert Workshop, we asked participants to each make a 4-minute rant on a designated topic. We are blogging the text of some of them, with thanks to their contributors. The third of these is by Cameron Tonkinwise, Director of Design … Continue reading

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Event: Social Design Futures – HEI Research and the AHRC

Wednesday 9th July, 4.00 – 5.30pm Room 55, British Galleries, Victoria & Albert Museum Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL Since November 2013 we have been undertaking a review of social design research and practice to help AHRC plan its future … Continue reading

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