Designing fair service ecosystems
April 20th, 2023
Spaces Porta Nuova – Archistar Room
Bastioni di Porta Nuova 21 - Milan
Rethink! Service Design Stories is the first Italian festival dedicated to Service Design and Innovation, aimed at building a public arena where experts, businesses and public institutions can meet to discuss and develop new ideas and networks. The festival, born in 2017, was founded and promoted by POLI.design - Politecnico di Milano and is now in its VII edition.
Are you interested in creating fair and just outcomes for people and the planet? The upcoming festival, Rethink! Service Design Stories will explore the principles of equity, justice, and participation and consider how to integrate them into service design processes and outcomes.
On April 20, Rethink! will host Wesley Taylor, from Virginia Commonwealth University in Detroit and Member of the Steering Committee of the Design Justice Network. Wesley will share his unique perspective on social justice issues, drawing inspiration from systems thinking, 1990s underground hip-hop, punk aesthetics, and science fiction. Reflections will focus on how designers can take responsibility for the impact of their work on ecosystems and work towards a more sustainable and just future.
During the morning session, Rethink! will bring together planners working with the third sector and representatives of the third sector together with public administration, to promote a dialogue around the theme: “Third sector in transition. Design capacities and new synergies for inclusion and social cohesion”. The discussion will lead participants to identify connections and opportunities to promote new relationships, processes, and solutions to foster this transition.
Saturday, March 27, 11:00 – 12:00 CET
A conversation with:
19:00 - 20:00
To innovate is to take risks. Good practices.
A conversation with:
President, Plan C
Foundation for Urban Innovation
Co-Founder of Open Impact
Associate Professor presso Politecnico di Milano
20:15 - 21:30
Aperitif open to the participants of the event