Ezio Manzini and Inès Kalfsbeek started the WORLD DESIGN POLICY CONFERENCE conference cycle with an introductory interview on design and democracy.
The video in French is available by clicking on FR in the banner at the top of the page.
Inès KALFSBEEK JOURNALIST
Inès Kalfsbeek is a Franco-Dutch journalist specializing in documentary journalism and investigative journalism. She studied political and social sciences in France and South Korea, then journalism at City University of London. She now divides her working time between Lille, London and Paris. His favorite subjects are migration issues and systemic discrimination. In particular, she has co-directed and co-produced a short documentary on the delays in asylum applications for unaccompanied minors.
Ezio MANZINI PROFESSOR, INTERNATIONAL DESIGN THEORIST
For over two decades he has been working in the field of design for sustainability. Most recently, his interests have focused on social innovation, considered as a major driver of sustainable changes. In this perspective he started DESIS: an international network of schools of design, active in the field of design for social innovation and sustainability.
In parallel with this, he was among the promoters of the strategic design and service design courses at the Politecnico di Milano.
Presently, he is a Distinguished Professor of Design for Social Innovation at Elisava-Design School and Engineering, Barcelona, Honorary Professor at the Politecnico di Milano and Guest Professor at both, Tongji (Shanghai) and Jiangnan (Wuxi) Universities.
Most recent books: “Design, When Everybody Designs. An Introduction to Design for Social Innovation”, MIT Press 2015 (currently translated in 7 languages); and “Politics of the Everyday.” Bloomsbury (February 2019).