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Cube #DDW16 Lecture: Every child a social designer!
Tue 25 October 2016, 16:00 – 16:45 CEST
Dutch Design Week: Cube design museum lecture series
Cube design museum is a hybrid institution that exhibits design for human needs and ambitions and focuses on the design process in the Cube design labs. These labs provide a space where museum visitors can co-design and co-create with design students, researchers and other stakeholders based on the principles of design thinking.
In a series of three lectures and a documentary film, the value of design thinking for creating products, concepts and services that meet complex (future) human needs and ambitions will be discussed during the Dutch Design Week 2016 at Natlab on Strijp-S in Eindhoven.
Entrance is free, seats limited: make sure you reserve your spot by claiming your free ticket! Each lecture and the film has a separate ticket.
13:30 - 14:15: What is design thinking?
Jan Schmiedgen and Karen von Schmieden
16:00 - 16:45: Every child a social designer!
17:30 - 18:40: Film: Design Disruptors
A documentary by Invision - Directed by Catalyst
19:00 - 19:45: Meat the Future
Koert van Mensvoort
2. Lecture: Every child a social designer!
- Emer Beamer
- 16.00 - 16.45 hrs
With her Designathon Works learning method grounded in design thinking, the child is understood as a complete human being endowed with great creative capacity. Through this method, Emer Beamer enables teachers to tap into the natural space of play within a child and among children, to stimulate their interest and engagement in social issues, and from there, challenge them to design solutions for these issues aided by the use of modern technology.
Emer is a social designer, educator and the founder of Designathon Works. Previously Emer co-founded Butterfly Works, co-creation studio in the Netherlands working in 22 countries, and Nairobits in Kenya, a design school for young people from the slums. With 7000 graduates and still going strong after 15 years, Nairobits now has off-shoots in 7 African countries.
Emer is an Ashoka Fellow and Lego Foundation re-imagining learning fellow.