Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Social Design - We cannot NOT change the world. Isn’t that odd? is a non-profit organisation that aims to foster a discourse on social design through our international online platform and the organization of and participation in projects, exhibitions, conferences, lectures, etc.  
1. The first purpose of SocialDesignSite is to create awareness on social design: We as individuals have social interactions everyday. We are not alone on a deserted island. We cannot not be social. Therefore we should be aware of the fact that we have the opportunity to choose our actions in everyday life. We have the choice between following the same habits, customs and lanes we did in the past or to change them. Every new day we could do things differently than we have done it before. For us this is social design, how do people organise their social life, how do we design our world?
2. As the topic social design is very elusive we are giving examples. SocialDesignSite is an exhibition for exemplary social design projects from a variety of fields. To give the broad topic some kind of a structure the projects are navigable by a list of pre-set keywords .
3. Our aim is also to interconnect the projects and their owners as well as general public. The objective is to establish a unique interactive platform on social design between all the actors interested on the topic. For that we want to organize real live events, lectures, exhibitions, conferences, or even online initiatives.
4. SocialDesignSite explores itself with all the project owners and interested people participating. We do not tell what social design is we just want to foster a discourse on social design.
We cannot not change the world. Isn’t that odd?