- 8:00 p.m.
The need to radically re-think
public services can be challenged by the question of what public services could
become if they were conceived as platforms to trigger, enable, and support
citizens’ active and collaborative behaviors. From this framework, Ezio Manzini
introduces European experiences of participatory and community-centered design.
Manzini is a professor at the Politecnico di Milano, and distinguished visiting professor at Parsons The New School for Design. For more than two decades he
has been working in the field of design for sustainability and social innovation,
considered as a major driver of sustainable changes. From this perspective he
founded DESIS, an international network of design labs active in the field of
design for social innovation and sustainability. Manzini was recently awarded 2012 Sir Misha Black Medal for
Distinguished Services to Design Education.
This event is presented by the Parsons Desis Labas part of the Public & Collaborative NYC Lecture Series.