Ezio Manzini, Founder of DESIS to Lecture at Art Center

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January 30, 2012

Designmatters, Graduate Media Design and the Humanities and Design Sciences Departments are hosting a guest lecture by Ezio Manzini, Founder of DESIS (Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability).

Ezio Manzini is a professor at the Politecnico di Milano in Italy and a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Parsons, the New School for Design, in New York. For more than two decades, Manzini has been working in the field of design for sustainability. Most recently, his interests are focused specifically on social innovation as a major driver of sustainable changes and what design can do to support it. With this perspective, he founded and currently coordinates DESIS (Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability). DESIS is a network of design labs (Designmatters/Art Center is one of the labs) based in design schools and design-oriented universities actively involved in promoting and supporting social change.

Design as a Catalyst of Social Resources: How Designers Can Trigger and Support Sustainable Changes
February 16, 2012  5PM
Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles Times Media Center

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