Category Archives: Research Library

Living As Form

“What is meant by living?” is being asked in one of the introductory essays of the 2012 Creative Time publication Living As Form – Socially Engaged Art since 1991-2011 by editor Nato Thompson. In his text, he quotes artist Tania

Living As Form

“What is meant by living?” is being asked in one of the introductory essays of the 2012 Creative Time publication Living As Form – Socially Engaged Art since 1991-2011 by editor Nato Thompson. In his text, he quotes artist Tania

Critical consciousness

Critical consciousness, conscientization or originally conscientização (Portuguese) is a social concept formulated and developed by the Brazilian educationalist, writer and thinker Paolo Freire. In his book Education for critical consciousness (1974), which he published just four years after his seminal

Critical consciousness

Critical consciousness, conscientization or originally conscientização (Portuguese) is a social concept formulated and developed by the Brazilian educationalist, writer and thinker Paolo Freire. In his book Education for critical consciousness (1974), which he published just four years after his seminal

…what is Service Design Thinking?

This Is Service Design Thinking is a recent co-authored publication edited by Austrian strategic thinker Marc Stickdorn and German designer Jakob Schneider. It aims to serve as “a source of inspiration and motivation” [1] introducing service design to a wide audience

…what is Service Design Thinking?

This Is Service Design Thinking is a recent co-authored publication edited by Austrian strategic thinker Marc Stickdorn and German designer Jakob Schneider. It aims to serve as “a source of inspiration and motivation” [1] introducing service design to a wide audience

Designing for Social Change

In the midst of planning a 7-week-course for Master students at Helsinki Aalto ARTS and the Lahti Design Institute, we’d like to share this valuable resource for everyone interested in learning more about how design can have a positive affect on social change. Andrew Shea,

Designing for Social Change

In the midst of planning a 7-week-course for Master students at Helsinki Aalto ARTS and the Lahti Design Institute, we’d like to share this valuable resource for everyone interested in learning more about how design can have a positive affect on social change. Andrew Shea,

Co-creation

In reference to the last post about this month’s Helsinki Design Week themed under ‘co-creation’, we shall have a closer look at this term. There has been a lot of fuss about it in the past years, particularly in design

Co-creation

In reference to the last post about this month’s Helsinki Design Week themed under ‘co-creation’, we shall have a closer look at this term. There has been a lot of fuss about it in the past years, particularly in design

Designing Economic Cultures

Designing Economic Cultures is a three-year research project by design duo Brave New Alps (who we just recently interviewed for our dialogue series). The scope of the project is to investigate the relationship between socio-economic precarity and the production of

Designing Economic Cultures

Designing Economic Cultures is a three-year research project by design duo Brave New Alps (who we just recently interviewed for our dialogue series). The scope of the project is to investigate the relationship between socio-economic precarity and the production of

Together: The Rituals, Pleasures and Politics of Cooperation

A thought-provoking late-summer read: ‘Together: The Rituals, Pleasures and Politics of Cooperation’ written by sociologist and philosopher Richard Sennett. In three parts, the book explores the nature of cooperation, why it has become weak and proposes ways to strengthen it. Sennett

Together: The Rituals, Pleasures and Politics of Cooperation

A thought-provoking late-summer read: ‘Together: The Rituals, Pleasures and Politics of Cooperation’ written by sociologist and philosopher Richard Sennett. In three parts, the book explores the nature of cooperation, why it has become weak and proposes ways to strengthen it. Sennett