How Does Social Innovation Nurture Technological Innovation and Sustainable Growth?
Josephine Green (UK) & Ezio Manzini (I)
d>link.02 explores the potential of social innovation for sustainable development in technology and the economy. Trend analyst and design strategist Josephine Green (UK) meets Ezio Manzini, one of the most influential advocates of sustainable design. Against the background of the current challenges that our traditional system of production and service industries is faced with, the evening event debates new strategies devised in social collaborations and cooperation projects. However, d>link.02 also addresses the issue of environments, services, and communications needed to advance and facilitate design and implementation processes in creative communities.
Josephine Greenis an internationally renowned expert in social foresight, innovation and change with her company Beyond 20 in the UK. For more than 10 years she was the Senior Director of Trends and Strategy at Philips Design in The Netherlands (19972009).
Ezio Manziniis a leading strategist on sustainable design, professor at the Politecnico di Milano, and, amongst numerous other international academic positions, he is Distinguished Visiting Professor at Parsons The New School for Design, New York. He recently founded DESIS Network Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability. desis-network.org
Respondence Thomas Fundneider, strategy and innovation consultant, foudner and CEO tf consulting and TheLivingCore tfc.at, thelivingcore.com Harald Gründl, designer and partner of EOOS, founder/director of the Institute of Design Research Vienna (IDRV) eoos.com, idvr.com Sarah Stamatiou, founder and director of Hub Vienna vienna.the-hub.net