PANEL DISCUSSION Design and Practices of Social Innovation
Design has the potential to catalyse and enable new ways of thinking and doing. Design Society, as a new comprehensive cultural institution in China, believes in a shared urgency to trigger and amplify design knowledge and tools to empower more people for a better society. The Director of Design Society, Ole Bouman, invites practitioners from both China and the UK to explore how design practices enable social innovation, from the angles of new technology, education, and the role of international institutions. Design Society includes a new museum of design opening in Shenzhen in 2017 that is being developed in collaboration with the V&A.