DESIS Philosophy Talk #1.3: “Disruptive qualities”

The third DESIS Philosophy Talk in the “Emerging qualities” series, is a joint initiative of POLIMI DESIS Lab and Social Spaces | CUO DESIS Lab and will take place on Monday, May 13, 2013, 10 am at Politecnico di Milano, Campus Bovisa, via Durando 10, Building 8, room CT62 (second floor).

The talk will build upon the discourse started at Parsons, in New York, and Tongji University, in Shanghai, about the topic of sustainable qualities emerging worldwide in cases of social innovation. In Milan, we will particularly focus on the red thread that seems to connect them, namely the disruptive character of sustainable qualities. Ezio Manzini and Virginia Tassinari will guide the discussion to which the discussants (Victor Margolin and Richard Buchanan) and invited respondents will participate.

Program for DESIS Philosophy Talk #3: “Disruptive qualities”

10:00 – 10:10 Welcome – by Luisa Collina – Anna Meroni
10:10 – 10:15 Introduction to the DESIS Philosophy Talks – by Virginia Tassinari
10:15 – 10:35 Social innovation and emerging qualites – by Ezio Manzini
10:35 – 11:50 Emerging qualities as disruptive qualities – by Virginia Tassinari
10:50 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 11:40 Respondents (Victor Margolin & Richard Buchanan)
11:40 – 12:40 Discussants: Kaja Tooming Buchanan, Francesco Zurlo
, Luisa Collina
, Anna Meroni, Kurt Vanbelleghem, Nik Baerten
12:40 – 13:00 Open discussion & wrap-up