In theory, design can encourage inclusiveness, diversity and equity and stimulate a fair, safe and healthy living environment for everyone. Unfortunately, in practice, this is often not the case. When developing, designers and engineers have the responsibility to take the societal and ethical consequences of their innovations into account. Those responsible for designing a city have the opportunity to contribute to the city being just.
In 2021, Pakhuis de Zwijger launched the program Designing Cities for All, with the support of the Creative Industry Fund NL. This extensive two-year programme focuses on the role of designers in shaping and creating cities for, by and with everyone. During the renowned Dutch Design Week, Pakhuis de Zwijger will host a series of events based on the subject of designing for all.
Dutch Design Week | Monday 24 October – Friday 28 October, 2022 @ TU/e Campus, Eindhoven
The week will be filled to the brim with inspiring talks and creative sessions. VIRTUAL project coördinator Astrid Linder is on the programme on Thursday. The event can only be attended physically.
The recording is available below:
Designing a Just Digital Society | Exploring how we can harness the power of technology to create more just societies
In conversation with: Galit Ariel, Lisa Talia Moretti, Eve Logunova-Parker, and Astrid Linder
Thursday 27 October, 16.00h
Listen to Astrid in a podcast from Pakhuis de Zwijger (May 2021) » Designing Cities for All #9