The UAL Social Design Institute curates a small number of public events that showcase and critically assess social design and design for sustainability.
We develop dialogues with staff and students across UAL, and nurture networks and collaborations with colleagues nationally and internationally.
Find out about our events and how you can get involved.
SDI Seed Fund Awards 2021: Final Project Showcase
Wednesday 21 July (2pm to 3:30pm)
- How can youth-centred, creative graphic design workshops have a positive impact on local gang culture, violence and knife crime? Led by Val Palmer (Assistant International Academic Coordinator, International Development at CSM and Research Associate with the Design Against Crime Research Centre)
- Countering Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy and disinformation Led by Danah Abdulla (Programme Director, Graphic Design at CCW), Silvia Grimaldi (Course Leader, MA Service Design at LCC and Postdoctoral Research Fellow on Pharma Factory) and Hena Ali (Senior Lecturer on BA Graphic Design, Camberwell College of Arts)
Last December, the SDI launched a new initiative, inviting UAL academics to submit ideas for small-scale social design and design for sustainability projects that could be co-developed with the Institute during 2021. Two projects were selected and delivered during the first part of 2021.
At this event, the project teams will share the outcomes of their work, reflections on the process and challenges, and next steps.
Full details and booking information to follow soon.
Tricky Design symposium: Design ethics for a complex world
Read about this UAL/Design Museum event held in June 2019.