Please join us for another edition of our Design Lecture Series with Carl DiSalvo, an Associate Professor in the School of Interactive Computing and the School of Literature, Media and Communication at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and his lecture "Design as Democratic Inquiry," on April 4, 2022 at 5:00pm EST.
Carl DiSalvo is an Associate Professor in the School of Interactive Computing and the School of Literature, Media and Communication at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His work explores the political qualities of contemporary design, and he is particularly interested in participatory and critical approaches to making and using technology.
He'll share his new book, Design as Democratic Inquiry—a series of projects that explore the potentials and limitations of design to participate in democracy through "design experiments in civics" and how, as engaged designers, we might contribute to the work of communities and institutions who explore alternative civic imaginaries, which keep our democracies vibrant. This requires rethinking the stories we tell about design, how we practice design, and how we theorize design. Rather than repeating the heroic tales of innovation, Carl argues for embracing design as fragile, contingent, partial and compromised: designing becomes a way to care for our collective futures together.
This edition of the Design Lecture Series will be held in Breed Hall, Margaret Morrison Carnegie Hall.