May

19

What Design Can Do 4 Social Change! 0 Reply

Design and innovation have a huge impact on society well beyond the creative industries – finding solutions to problems that affect every aspect of our lives. It is about rethinking and re engaging existing paradigms to stimulate new futures. Questioning the global context of design, consumption & production can bring us to sustainable solutions and social change. Design and innovation include different perspectives: eco-design tools, design-led thinking tools and methods of developing project and programme strategies. Schools of Design need to provide to students with technical knowledge and skills to achieve more sustainable interventions, encourages design-led thinking and innovation through first-hand experiences from business, engineering and design perspectives.

20170406_Session on What Design Can Do for Social Change

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The objective of this session organised between the IADE European University (Lisbon) and Dialogue Café Association is to share knowledge and promote mutual learning on what design can do for social change.

With this purpose, during the session the IADE European University (Lisbon) and the Paris College of Arts (Paris) will present research and initiatives developed and address the main challenge of how can we improve social change by applying methodologies of design-thinking and/or product design.

Students of design, social entrepreneurs, designers and any person interested in making changes happen are welcome to join us and participate in this discussion.

PROGRAMME

The role of research on promoting Design for Social Change and Sustainable Innovation:

Design strategies for social change and community development

Case study projects of applied design research

  • JoĂŁo Bernarda, Collaborative Design Methodologies Empowers Resilience of Communities, IADE European University, Lisbon
  • Hugo Rocha, Paradigm shift in Design Education to boost Strategic Innovations, Sustainable Solutions and Social Change, IADE European University, Lisbon

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May

15

Business models for Social Entrepreneurs 0 Reply

Social entrepreneurship initiatives have been growing fast in the latest years moved by the desire of changing the world, gathering knowledge and resources, making changes happen. New entrepreneurs are born every day motivated for bringing social change to their communities. However, as discussed during the first session of this cycle on social entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurs need to have some competences and resources, among them basic knowledge on business and organisation models.

With this purpose a session on business models for social entrepreneurs will take place on 30 May from 15h to 17h London time. Dialogue Cafés participating are DC Lisbon (Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian), DC Évora (EvoraTech Fab Lab da ADRAL) and DC Cidade de Praia (Instituto Pedro Pires para a Liderança). The session will take place in Portugues.

 

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During the session experts based in Portugal and Cape Verde will address entrepreneurs doubts and questions regarding “what´s a business model, business activity versus social activity, social entreprises models existing in different countries. The objective is to clarify concepts and analyse together with social entrepreneurs the best business model they can use to launch their projects by taking into advantages and disadvantages.

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May

4

Youth participation and their role in conflict transformation – Dialogue CafĂ© Subotica 0 Reply

Youth Participation Conflict Resolution

This session is organised as pilot session in the framework of the Dialogue Café Subotica project. It aims at sharing knowledge on how to develop and to create opportunities for promoting youth participation and active role in managing conflict situations by strengthening their social skills, capacity of dialogue, mediation, negotiation and cooperation. In this framework, good practices and tools implemented in this field by international organisations, NGOs, local and national authorities, will be presented during the session in order to promote mutual learning and good practices exchange.

 

Our colleagues from DC Novi Pazar smiling during our session on happiness, 28 April 2015

Our colleagues from DC Novi Pazar smiling during our session on happiness, 28 April 2015

 

In this framework, good practices and tools implemented in this field by international organisations, NGOs, local and national authorities, will be presented during the session in order to promote mutual learning and good practices exchange.

The session will take place on 17 May 2017 from 15h to 17h London time and will be organised in the framework of the launching process of Dialogue CafĂ© Subotica. The third Dialogue CafĂ© to be opened in Serbia thanks to the partnership developed with United Nations Associations Serbia – UNA Serbia and the cooperation of local partners.

At the session the participating groups of young members from Novi Pazar and Belgrade that have participated in the activities of the Dialogue Cafes in the two cities. They will with the youth of Subotica share their experiences participating in the DC activities, as well as have an intercultural meeting from the different cities and regions in Serbia.

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May

4

Sharing Knowledge on Refugees Social Inclusion through Artisanship and Culture 0 Reply

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According to the UNHCR, the number of forcibly displaced people worldwide reached 59.5 million at the end of 2014, the highest level since World War II with a 40% increase taking place since 2011. More than a million forcibly displaced people, migrants and refugees, crossed into Europe in 2015, sparking a crisis as countries struggled to cope with the influx, and creating division in the EU over how best to deal with resettling people. Ensuring their integration and full participation in the economic, social, and political life of the society in which they live is a right that needs to be ensured if we wish to guarantee their social inclusion and the observance of their human rights.

In several contexts, arts and culture, more specifically traditional artisanship have been used as vehicle for displaced people social inclusion as making things by hand using centuries-old techniques and traditional knowhow might firstly, promote their empowerment and integration through employment opportunities and self-confidence increase; secondly, contribute to the preservation of intangible cultural heritage in need of safeguarding because of forced migrations and conflicts.

In the framework of the Global Exchange of Crafts Makers, Dialogue Café Association is organising this session with the aim of sharing knowledge and promoting mutual learning on how artisanship can be used to promote displaced people social inclusion and the preservation of intangible cultural heritage. With this purpose concrete initiatives being implemented will share their experiences and serve as inspiration for other organisations working in those fields.

The main goal of the cycle Global Exchange of Crafts Makers is to promote exchanges and dialogue between different crafts makers around the world with the aim, in one hand, of identifying the challenges and opportunities of this promising creative sector in future economies, in the other hand, promoting a dialogue and transmission of know-how between traditional and innovative artisans, between senior and young generations.

The session will take place next 25 May from 15h to 17h London time.

PROGRAMME[1]

Moderator: Dalia Sendra, Dialogue Café Association

Artisanship: empowering people, preserving know-how:

  • Flore de Taisne & Edmund Le Brun, Ishkar, Paris

Facing together the challenge of ensuring refugees social inclusion:

Artisanship as vector for refugees’ social inclusion. Sharing European experiences. 

 

[1] provisional version

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Apr

27

Fab Labs and Crafts Makers: bringing together innovation to Artisanship 0 Reply

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In 2017, the national exchange of Fab Labs of Portugal will take place in Évora and will be hosted by ÉvoraTech. In this context, ADRAL – Alentejo Regional Development Agency, Manager of Dialogue CafĂ© Évora and FABLAB ÉvoraTech – Incubator of Technology-Based Companies of Évora, proposes to organise a debate on “Fab Labs and Crafts Makers: bringing together innovation to Artisanship” to be held on 26 May 2017 from 15h to 17h London time in the framework of the Global Exchange of Crafts Makers organised by Dialogue CafĂ© Association.

 

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The main objectives of this session are firstly, to promote a reflection on how to marriage technology and traditional handmade artisanship in order to innovate this creative sector. Secondly, promoting mutual learning and sharing successful initiatives of cooperation between FabLabs and Crafts Makers.

For this purpose, Crafts Makers and FabLabs will be invited to present their views and experiences of cooperation and development of new projects involving technology and innovation.

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Apr

19

Conference on Circular Economy 0 Reply

With the aim of reducing waste and avoiding pollution, circular economy promotes greater resource productivity as well as being restorative and regenerative by design. In contrast to the linear economy based on ‘take, make, dispose’ model of production, the circular model builds economic, natural and social capital by relying on system-wide innovation, and redefining products and services to design waste out, while minimising negative impacts. The circular economy offers an opportunity to reinvent our economy, making it more sustainable and competitive as well as bringing benefits for businesses, industries, and citizens alike.

 

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In this framework, it is important to define and implement strategies at the International, national and local level in order to deliver ambitious measures to cut resource use, reduce waste and boost recycling.

With the objective of disseminating circular economy strategies and iniciatives, Dialogue CafĂ© network is organising a Conference on “Circular Economy” on 6 June 2017 from 15h to 17h London time. 

 

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During this conference, special speakers based in Évora, Lisbon and Rio de Janeiro will be invited to address the main challenges for the development of circular economy strategies and share successful experiences on the implementation of initiatives at the local level so that, young entrepreneurs aimed at developing sustainable initiatives will be better informed, have access to knowledge and experience mutual learning.

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Thank Vanessa! We are very excited with this session. Thank you for joining us. More details will be shared very soon!.
daliasendra on 2017.04.11