Long time CATALYST contributor and partner the SEE (Sharing Experiencing Europe) Project is back with a brand-new bulletin on Social Innovation Design in Europe. With a focus on design policy in Europe, along with a fresh look at China, the SEE Project offers an enlightened look at how grassroots and community organizations are using strategic design for social good and improved policy making.
Check out the release below, and download a PDF of the Bulletin here:
With design highlighted as a priority in the European Commission’s ‘Innovation Union’ strategy, policy-makers across Europe are looking to understand the role of design for ‘smart, sustainable and inclusive growth’. This is part of a growing trend around the world where design is climbing up the policy agenda as reported in SEE bulletin issue 5. Highlights include:
- Research: Global Design Watch 2010 (Aalto University, School of Art and Design, Designium)
- Interviews: Design Policy and Promotion Map with entries from France, Israel, Turkey and Venezuela.
- Special Reports: Next Generation Design Support Programmes / Creativity Unleashed: The Design Agenda in China.
- Policy in Practice: Innovation Union – a win for design!
- Case Study: Design Your Profit (Poland) and c4di (Scotland, UK).
- Invitation: Policy, Innovation & Design Conference, 29 March, Flemish Parliament, Brussels.
The SEE bulletin is the only publication entirely dedicated to exploring matters related to design policies and programmes for design support. It is published by Design Wales, lead partner of the SEE project and is distributed to over 60 countries.
SEE is a network of 11 European partners exploring how to integrate design into regional and national innovation policies, co-financed by the ERDF / INTERREG IVC. An electronic copy of the bulletin is available to download from the SEE website: www.seeproject.org/publications.
We would also like to take this opportunity to invite you to the Policy, Innovation & Design conference taking place on 29 March 2011 in the Flemish Parliament, Brussels. For the full agenda, travel information and to register for this free event visit: www.belgiandesignforum.be
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