The Design for Emergency (DfE) initiative interprets the theme of the Italian Design Day 2021 edition, “Design and Matter”, by moving the focus from the product to the process of design: Design for Emergency is a catalyst of creativity, a platform established to enable designers of all levels and provenances to tackle the challenges of the current pandemic and other future emergencies. Ideas are the matter here, and design is applied to create the conditions for designers to make an impact on a societal scale.
We envision a meta-platform – a platform of existing and new platforms – for building a common understanding and fostering collaborative action, composed of talks, seminars, documents, and other shared initiatives. We aim at sparking conversations within and outside the design field, both in the academic context and in the professional domain: we are reaching out to practitioners, design lovers, academics, and industry players.
Take a look at the discussion so far on our Notion repository here and join the conversation!
Partners: Paul Pangaro, Hugh Dubberly, Silvia Barbero, Remy Bourganel, Michael A. Mages, Nathan Felde, Vandhana Baskharan