Book out now: “The Pearl Diver – The Designer as Storyteller”

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 theorists from many different fields who participated in the DESIS Philosophy Talks series about Storytelling and Design for Social Innovation.

This volume records the first three years of ongoing discussions about this topic held in different places around the world. We had the opportunity to share practices and experiences and to reflect together on the meanings and values generated by them. With this book we share the first series of reflections and invite you to be part of this experimental process of co-creation of collective knowledge.

The Pearl Diver is edited by Elisa Bertolotti, Heather Daam, Francesca Piredda and Virginia Tassinari, and presents the thoughts of Francesca Antonacci, Valentina Anzoise, Tricia Austin, Nik Baerten, Pablo Calderón Salazar, Joana Casaca Lemos, Mariana Ciancia, Luigi Ferrara, Alastair Fuad-Luke, Marisa Galbiati, Saba Golchehr, David Hamers, Michael Kaethler, Mahmoud Keshavarz, Sophie Krier, Donatella Mancini, Ezio Manzini, Ilaria Mariani, Walter Mattana, Andrea Mendoza, David Parkinson, Thomas Pausz, Davide Pinardi, Daniel Anthony Rossi, Bettina Schwalm, Roberta Tassi, Mika ‘Lumi’ Tuomola, Francesca Valsecchi and Susan Yelavich.

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