Live With Design Explores Social Design Manifestos

What Comes First -the Social Design Manifesto or the Social Movement?

This month Live With Design meets with Manifesto Makers to discuss how to approach creating a manifesto and explore the challenges/victories experienced during the making process.

A social design manifesto brings to the forefront a set of ideas and intentions. They showcase the “why?” behind the “what” – that message that makes us into believers. They are call to action. Their function is to locate and ignite the “us.”

Where would social design be today without the Manifesto? Live With Design is set to learn this and more from our special guests:

Urshula Barbour is a designer/writer/educator and founder, Pure + Applied Design Studio www.pureandapplied.com. She’s responsible for designing the first edition of Design Like You Give a Damn - compendium of innovative projects from around the world that demonstrate the power of design to improve lives. DLYGD is a living manifesto as well as a manual of projects that use design as a instrument for social change.

Allan Chochinov, partner at Core77, is the well-known creator of the 1000 Word Sustainable Design Manifesto. In his words:


I don't like the word manifesto. It reeks of dogma and rules—two things I instinctually reject. I do love the way it puts things on the line, but I don't like lines, or groups. So a manifesto probably isn't for me. The other thing about manifestos is that they appear (or are written so as to appear) self-evident. This kind of a priori writing is easy, since you simply lay out what seems obviously—even tautologically—true. Of course, this is the danger of manifestos, but also what makes them fun to read. And fun to write. So I'll write this manifesto. I just might not sign it.


Exactly. Check it out: http://bit.ly/9RjwrP

David and Mike Radparvar, founders of Holstee, www.holstee.com, created their manifesto as the anthem that embodies the reason for what they do – “selling kick ass products, sustainably made, with social impact”. We'll learn about the design, creation and execution of their manifesto that stirred it up, touched hearts and even evolved, through holstee-fan collaboration, into a Spanish language version.

Interactive Exercise:Led by Pritha RaySircar, Founder & Chief MAKEr of theMAKE  www.themake.org/ which is a social activation model. Pritha is the storyteller for Live With Design, and a strategist in the social entrepreneur/innovation space.

Agenda:

Manifesto Makers Talk (10 minutes each)

Q&A (20 minutes)

Group Creative Exercise (30mins)

Mingling, snacking, sharing

*Please bring a t-shirt that’s ready to be re-purposed.

Come with what moves you!

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  • sally

    Great people, great discussion, great ideas.

    March 10, 2011

  • Brielle M.

    Greetings Designers and Enthusiasts, we have a surprise guest!
    We are extremely pleased to add Allan Chochinov, of CORE 77 http://www.core77.com/ to our Explore Social Design Manifestos lineup. Allan’s 1000 Word Sustainable Design Manifesto leverages a manifesto framework while encouraging a healthy suspicion of it. It's a provocative spin that’s packed with design goodness that we hope will spread like wildfire!

    March 8, 2011

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