Thursday, May 20, 2010

researched design

Goldsmith's Department of Sociology is holding a one-day conference on social science and design. It would be wonderful to go to London for the day and think about how ethnography could engage with hospital design and vice versa ...

Making and Opening: Entangling Design and Social

24 September 2010, 9.00 - 5.30Ben Pimlott Lecture
Theatre Goldsmiths, University of London
How might design and social science speak to each other’s practices? How might social science and design remake one another’s objects?

Bringing together a group of leading practitioners and academics, this day conference will explore innovative ways of further entangling Design and Social Science disciplines through a range of open issues: Speculation/Anticipation; Participation/Impact; Discipline/Contamination; Making/Method. Speakers will include: Bill Gaver, Pelle Ehn, Mike Michael, Bill Moggridge, Harvey Molotch, Michelle Murphy, Lucy Suchman, Nina Wakeford.

Conference fee: £15 (full price); £10
(concessions).To register, please email
sociology[] Sponsored by: Centre for the Study of Invention and Social Process, Interaction Research Studio, Incubator for Critical Inquiry into Technology and Ethnography.

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