It is important to ID+ DESIS Lab to support this Open Letter “Stand-Up for Democracy” from Ezio Manzini and Victor Margolin.
Designers are “special agents” inside society able to foresee what is new and, hopefully, act on that to foster better changes and have a positive impact in the present and in the future.
Present times show us that freedom and citizens’ rights are facing new threats, even in democratic contexts we took for granted.
As agents of change, designers must have an active role identifying these threats, debating its origins and consequences, and, most important, developing sustainable social projects where the democratic principles are at their core.
Stand-up, speak out and design for the common good.
ID + DESIS Lab, Universidade de Aveiro
design for social innovation