As the global shifts affected our surroundings, turned our normals upside down, each discipline is seeking for new paradigms. Social design is also trying to reinvent itself, boost new solutions, and step out of its comfort zone.

The lecturers are introducing social design practices at their institutions and revealing their attempts to re-interpret social design in an ever-changing future world.


10.00-13.15 Lectures by international experts

  • Bianca Herlo - UDK (D) - designer and researcher, founding member of

“Civic Infrastructures” at the Design Research Lab

  • Alvise Mattozzi - University di Torino (IT) - researcher using semiotics as descriptive-analytical methodology in order to investigate the social role of artifacts and design practices

  • Ruth Helene Melioranski - EKA (EST) - researcher conceptualising new and emerging design practises both in professional and higher educational contexts.

  • Ariel Guersenzvaig - ELISAVA (S) - lecturer and researcher focusing on the ethical impact of machine intelligence on society

  • Prof. Jonathan Ventura - HAC (ISR) - Design Anthropologist specializing in social and healthcare design and research fellow at the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art

  • Bori Fehér DLA - MOME (HU) - architect, social designer and researcher focused on climate crisis, equity & resilience and the Lead Researcher of MOME Creative Sustainability HUB

14.30-16.00 Roundtable discussion with international guests

  • What is the future of social design linked to higher education and research?

  • How might an institutional strategy support social sustainability and integrate social design in its long term goals?

The event will be live-streamed on Youtube, please use this link to follow the symposium online.

For detailed agenda and the introduction of the speakers please check out the website of the event.

The symposium is free to attend, but subject to registration and can only be visited with a Hungarian immunity certificate or EU Digital COVID Certificate.