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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Read the biographies of the participants and the abstracts of the projects to be presented!

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May

4

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

DC Cycle 2016 - Global Exchange of Craft Makers S8 - Flyer

 

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. 

 

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Jan

26

Cycle on Social Entrepreneurship 0 Reply

Cycle on Social Entrepreneurship

 

Overview

Social entrepreneurship and social innovation are at the heart of the Dialogue Café Association mission. The recommendations received during the sessions organised in 2015 on women´s empowerment through creative industries and on creative hubs and entrepreneurship as vehicle for social change, and in 2016 on incubation models for social and creative entrepreneurship: sharing knowledge and testimonials, gave us the opportunity to identify the need of organising follow-up activities focused social entrepreneurship. Activities including exchanges, networking opportunities, trainings, conferences and seminars.

In this framework and with the aim of promoting global exchanges and networking opportunities, as well as strengthening youth capacities and skills on social entrepreneurship, a cycle on social entrepreneurship will be implemented in 2017. The cycle will address challenges and issues previously identified by the participants and partners of Dialogue Café Network.

With this project we aim at stregthening youth entrepreneurs capacities, developing networking opportunities, promoting global exchanges, identifying good practices, addressing the needs of social entrepreneurs and developing a global community on social entrepreneurship around Dialogue Cafe Network.

Source: The Inspiring Entreprise

 

How the cycle will be implemented?

Activities will be organised each month (with exception of holidays periods) and will alternate, conferences, debates, exchanges and meetings. The topics proposed are:

 

  • Becoming a change-maker, 2 February 2017
  • Conference on Business models for Social Entrepreneurs: removing clichĂ©s and clarifying concepts: association, social entreprise, cooperatives; March 2017.
  • Debate on What design can do for social change?; April 2017
  • Global Exchange of Repair Cafes; May2017.
  • New Challenges for Social Entrepreneurs: Conference on Circular Economy; June 2017
  • Fab Labs Exchange: sharing knowledge and challenges; September 2017
  • Celebrating the old persons day by sharing social entrepreneurship initiatives aimed at empowering the elder; October 2017
  • Meeting the Angels: fundraising opportunities for social entrepreneurs; November 2017
  • Sharing knowledge on Social Entrepreneurship: Latest research findings, December 2017.

 

Registration and Further information 

For further information and registration, do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Jan

24

Change-Makers & Social Transformers you are most welcome! 2 2

Dialogue Café network is organising a exciting session for changemakers and social transformers; people who invest their creativity, knowledge, competences and love for bringing social change to our societies. This amazing exchange is the first session organised in the framework of a new project launched by Dialogue Cafe, a cycle on social entrepreneurship. 

20170202 Session Becoming Change-Maker

The session will take place next 02 February 2017 from 15h to 16h30 London time.

Dialogue Cafés joining this initiative are Cidade de Praia (Pedro Pires Institute for Leadership), Evora (ADRAL), Lisbon (Calouste Gulbekian Foundation), and Novi Pazar (Center Duga).

Special initiatives joining this session are:

  • Dialogue CafĂ© Cidade de Praia (Instituto Pedro Pires para a Liderança): 
    • Luis Pedro Duarte, TEDx Praia Partnership and Projects Coordinator at Geração B-Bright Youth Organisation.
    • Graça Sanches, Professor of history and Activist on gender issues
    • Bernardino Gonçalves, Volunteer at “Youth for Peace” Movement

Join us and meet inspiring people and inspiring stories!

For more information, check-out the concept paper and the programme.

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May

6

Upcoming sessions in May: Save the Date! 0 Reply

May will be also a month with interesting activities focused on global issues as journalism, entrepreneurship and green economy.

 

Dialogue and Be Happy!

Dialogue and Be Happy!

 

The second session of the cycle focused on journalism will allow us to discuss about the limits or opportunities of combining journalism and activism (21 May).

Green economy will also become a topic of discussion between DCs (26 May). This activity led by DC Novi Pazar will allow us to exchange information, views and experiences among countries in transition as Serbia and Brazil.

Moreover, we will launch our cycle of sessions on how entrepreneurship and creative hubs can promote social change. The first session (28 May) will serve as introductory discussion to this issue. The following sessions will focus on research, manager´s competences, good practices and networking opportunities.

More information will be posted in our blog shortly, but feel free to contact us at: info (at) dialoguecafe.org

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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