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Emergence: Service/Social/Sustainable Design

LCC and London Design Festival presented a series of workshops, tours, performances and screenings, talks and discussions, installations and displays

LCC x London Design Festival

14 September – 16 October 2019

Emergence saw students and staff from the Design School at London College of Communication work with collaborative partners to present an exhibition and events programme exploring what design can do to achieve goals of sustainable production and consumption, biodiversity, inclusiveness, social cohesion and environmental sustainability.

With a focus on design projects for services, social innovation and sustainability, Emergence celebrated the launch of our new MA Design for Social Innovation and Sustainable Futures course and showcased LCC’s work in bringing sustainability and responsible design practices to the heart of everything we do.

Emergence describes the potential of individual parts of a system to work together to give rise to diverse and dramatic behaviours. As issues around sustainability and societal inequalities become more pervasive, complex and urgent than ever before, now is the time for collective action.

How Can Design Affect Positive Change?

We asked staff, students, exhibitors and guests at Emergence 'how can design affect positive change?'