In a small, densely populated, highly connected planet, people's intelligence, sensitivity and creativity are the most abundant resources. these social resources are catalyzing, becoming powerful drivers for sustainable changes. This talk will focus on how design can effectively help the process.

EZIO MANZINI-DESIS

Professor of Design at the Politecnico di Milano, Honorary Doctor at The New School of New York (2006) and at the Goldsmiths College of London (2008) and honorary professor at the Glasgow School of Art (2009). Presently , his main interests are towards design for social innovation and , in particular, towards the promotion of DESIS, an international network on Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability )desis-network.org). recent publications: Collaborative services. Social innovation and design for sustainability (Polidesign. Milano, 2008) and Service Design in the Age of Networks and Sustainability (in: Miettinen, S., Koivisto, M, ed., Designing Services, University of Arts and Design, Helsinki, 2009)

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