Author: Virginia Tassinari

Presently, we encounter a wide variety of ways in which designers tell stories of social innovation. This encouraged us to start a reflection on the idea of storytelling emerging from our practices, and to look at it from multiple perspectives. We have done so through conversations with designers, researchers, philosophers, as well as practitioners and […]

INSIDE/OUTSIDE Working our way out of the damaged now is an exhibition and symposium in February 2017 at the San Francisco State University Design Gallery in collaboration with DESIS Philosophy Talk and DESIS Lab LUCA Arts. The exhibition will be in the form of a collection of resources, ideas, artefacts–a kind of wunderkammer–whose aim to […]

University of the Arts, London (UK) – April 5, 2016 – 14:30-17:30 Theme  The world we are used to seeing as solid is eroding and everything seems to be shifting very fast. In Europe, migrants are the most tragic, visible and tangible dimension of a larger, on-going change: in highly-connected, modern societies, family, neighborhood, and […]

18th September 2014, Cape Town. The event is hosted by CPUT in collaboration with DESIS Network Resilience  (i.e. system’s capacity to cope with stress and failures without collapsing and learning from the experience) is today a widely used and discussed term. Until now, this has been done considering mainly its technical, economic, functional dimensions. This […]

May 12th, 10:00-13:00 – Italy “Designers telling stories & making meaning” Politecnico di Milano, Design Academy Eindhoven and MAD Faculty/LUCA are organising the next DESIS Philosophy Talk which will take place on May 12th at the Politecnico di Milano. In these past two editions of Storytelling and Design for Social Innovation – in Dublin in November 2013, and […]

March 12, 2014, Design Academy Eindhoven – The Netherlands “Designers telling stories” DESIS Network, Design Academy Eindhoven (Strategic Creativity Lab) – Heather Daam & Maartje van Gestel, Politecnico di Milano, Design Dep. (Imagis – POLIMI DESIS Lab) – Elisa Bertolotti & Francesca Piredda and MAD Faculty (Social Spaces CUO – DESIS Lab) – Virginia Tassinari […]

Emerging practices of design for social innovation are showing the relevance to make more extensive use of videos and narratives. Storytelling as such is becoming increasingly important for a variety of reasons. But what does storytelling mean? How can we make best use of it within the context of design for social innovation? Can storytelling […]

The fourth DESIS Philosophy talk in the “Emerging qualities” series is a joint initiative of Linnaeus University’s School of Design (Sweden) and Social Spaces | CUO DESIS Lab (Belgium) which takes place on June 6th 2013, from 09:00 am – 12:00 am, within the context of the Cumulus Conference “Global Thinking – Local action – […]