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Creative Communites and Sustainable Qualities

  1. 1. Social Innovation Generation presents Creative Communities and Sustainable Qualities A presentation by Ezio Manzini Professor of Industrial Design, Milan Polytechnic In partnership withMay 7nd, 2012
  2. 2. Toronto 7.05.2012 creative communitiesand sustainable qualities how social innovation is changing the worldand what design can do to trigger and support it Ezio Manzini, INDACO, Politecnico di Milano - DESIS Network
  3. 3. “Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.” Arundhali Roy Speech at the World Social Forum in Brazil in 2003. designers can help (if they are able to recongize it)another world is emerging
  4. 4. ideas that work insolving social problems social innovation
  5. 5. cohousing, collaborative housing,couch surfing, circles of care, elderlymutual-help, micro-nurseries, time based on diffusebanks, local currencies, car pooling, design capabilitiescar sharing, food radicalfarmers local coops,markets, zero-miles food, community- changessupported agriculture, neighbourhood hundredscare, street festivals, community of originalgardens, community-based tourism, service ideassocial enterprises, co-working, fairtrade organisations, social incubators
  6. 6. Community Garden, New York City the power of doing together collaborative housing collaboration .
  7. 7. Parco Sud, Milano re-combinig what existscollaborative housing creativity . Photo: Anna Meroni – 2007
  8. 8. Farmers market, Hobart traditions as building materials collaborative housingre-invented traditions .
  9. 9. Community-supported agriculture, Bejing different motivations for new economic models. collaborative housing win-win solutions .
  10. 10. Circle of care, Sauthwark “users” as part of the solution collaborative housingcitizens involvement . Lower  East  Side,  New  York  
  11. 11. cohousing, collaborative housing,couch surfing, circles of care, elderlymutual-help, micro-nurseries, timebanks, local what can car pooling, currencies,car sharing, designers farmers food coops,markets, zero-miles food, community- (co)design?supported agriculture, neighbourhoodcare, street festivals, communitygardens, community-based tourism,social enterprises, co-working, fairtrade organisations, social incubators
  12. 12. cohousing, collaborative housing,couch surfing, circles of care, elderlymutual-help, micro-nurseries, time newbanks, local currencies, car pooling, newcar sharing, food coops, farmers organization neweconomicmarkets, zero-miles food, community- models what is missing? politicalsupported agriculture, neighbourhood modelscare, streetactions community festivals,gardens, community-based tourism,social enterprises, co-working, fairtrade organisations, social incubators
  13. 13. quality are new perceived qualities emerging?
  14. 14. people choose innovative solutionsbecause they like them they search for new qualities they generate new qualities
  15. 15. the quality of mutual trustrelationships
  16. 16. WASHING ACTIVE RESTAURANT SHOPPING LIST PRODUCT MICRO- E-STOP SHARING NURSERIES the quality ofthe “well done” work
  17. 17. the quality ofhuman scale scale
  18. 18. the quality ofthe local-connected places
  19. 19. the quality of slowness time
  20. 20. the quality ofhuman experience complexity
  21. 21. quality power
  22. 22. quality war the war of time, places, works and relationships the war between two civilizations
  23. 23. quality to be consumedquality to be produced
  24. 24. quality power the food example
  25. 25. foodfast-globalfoodslow-local
  26. 26. Carlo Petrini / Slow Food The Slow Food Manifesto Bra, 1989 “everyone has a fundamental right to pleasure” a quality-driven revolutiona great case of social innovation
  27. 27. vision action“everyone has a fundamental food awareness on the right to pleasure … demand side (through consumer-producer, the Convivia) … and, consequently the markets for high quality responsibility to protect the products, on the supply side heritage of food, tradition and (through local farmers, theculture that makes this pleasure Presidia) possible”
  28. 28. vision action “We consider ourselves co- new food networks producers, not consumers, because by being informed community supportedabout how our food is produced agriculture and actively supporting those who produce it, we become a community-based planning part of and a partner in the (es. the Nutrire Milano Project) production” from vision to action, and vice versa a great case of strategic design
  29. 29. beauty? beauty will save the world
  30. 30. Fyodor Dostoyevswky “The idiot”, 1868beauty will save the world
  31. 31. thank you!desis-network.org

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