Ezio Manzini, a leading thinker in design for sustainability, founded DESIS an international network on design for social innovation and sustainability. He is Honorary Professor at the Politecnico di Milano, Chair Professor at University of the Arts London, and currently guest Professor at Tongji University, Shanghai, and Jiangnan University, Wuxi. His lastest book is Design, When Everybody Designs (MIT 2015). We'll start with the most obvious question: What is your new book about? Our starting point is that, in a fast and profoundly changing world, everybody designs. "Everybody" means not only individual people, groups, communities, companies, and associations, but also institutions, cities, and entire regions; and "design" means that, whether they like it or not, all these individual and collective entities are forced to bring all their designing capabilities into play to devise their life strategies and put them into practice. The result of this diffuse designing is that society as a whole can be seen as a huge laboratory in which unprecedented social forms, solutions and meanings are produced and social innovation is created.

Interviewed: Ezio Manzini on Design When Everybody Designs.

SELLONI, DANIELA
2015

Abstract

Ezio Manzini, a leading thinker in design for sustainability, founded DESIS an international network on design for social innovation and sustainability. He is Honorary Professor at the Politecnico di Milano, Chair Professor at University of the Arts London, and currently guest Professor at Tongji University, Shanghai, and Jiangnan University, Wuxi. His lastest book is Design, When Everybody Designs (MIT 2015). We'll start with the most obvious question: What is your new book about? Our starting point is that, in a fast and profoundly changing world, everybody designs. "Everybody" means not only individual people, groups, communities, companies, and associations, but also institutions, cities, and entire regions; and "design" means that, whether they like it or not, all these individual and collective entities are forced to bring all their designing capabilities into play to devise their life strategies and put them into practice. The result of this diffuse designing is that society as a whole can be seen as a huge laboratory in which unprecedented social forms, solutions and meanings are produced and social innovation is created.
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