KISDtalk: "Citizenship, Service Design and Contemporary Society: An Unholy Trinity"

KISDtalk, 04. Juli 2017

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This public lecture will focus on the uneasy relationship between contemporary and emerging definitions of service design practice and citizenship, as two facets of the attempt to navigate our way towards a desirable vision of the future.

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KISDtalk: "Citizenship, Service Design and Contemporary Society: An Unholy Trinity"



  • 04. Juli 2017
  • 17.30 Uhr bis 19.00 Uhr


KISD – Köln International School of Design, Ubierring 40, 50678 Cologne


free entrance


"KISDtalks: Theories and Practice of Design"


Prof. Dr. Gordon Hush, Sociologist, Glasgow School of Art


KISD – Köln International School of Design

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The faultlines between the technological possibilities of contemporary service design and the politics of citizenship expose a problem at the heart of current conceptions of »social design« – who gets to determine behavior change, who designs Utopia?
Gordon Hush is a recovering Sociologist hiding out in the world of design. He is interested in the politics of experience, and on how designers might seek to contribute to this political engagement. Gordon has headed up the Product Design department at the Glasgow School of Art since 2007 and helped steer the emergence of Design Innovation as a subject of academic study at Masters level incorporating Service Design, Citizenship, Environmental Design and, with the University of Glasgow, International Management.
The talk will be held in English language.

The KISDtalks are a public lecture series on relevant perspectives of design. They give space for an open-minded and profound analysis of current and future issues of design, culture, society, technology, and different scientific disciplines. Topics are interdisciplinary, integrative, and provide internationality by domestic and international speakers.
The KISDtalks always take place on Tuesday at 5:30 pm in the conference room 11. The 60-90 minutes- long presentations with »Q&A« are a public event and free of charge.