Event 2023

Rethink! Service Design Stories

VII Edition | Designing fair service ecosystems

Thursday, April 20, 2023 | 12:00 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Archistar Room | Spaces Porta Nuova 

Are you interested in creating fair and just outcomes for people and the planet? The next edition of Rethink! Service Design Stories, first Italian festival dedicated to Service Design and Innovation, founded and promoted by POLI.design - Politecnico di Milano will explore the principles of equity, justice, and participation and consider how to integrate them into service design processes and outcomes.

On April 20, Rethink! will host Wesley Taylor, from Virginia Commonwealth University in Detroit and Member of the Steering Committee of the Design Justice Network with the keynote: “Designing just transformations”. Wesley will share his unique perspective on social justice issues, drawing inspiration from systems thinking, 1990s underground hip-hop, punk aesthetics, and science fiction. Reflections will focus on how designers can take responsibility for the impact of their work on ecosystems and work towards a more sustainable and just future.

During the morning session, Rethink! will bring together planners and representatives of the third sector together with public administration, to promote a dialogue around the theme: “Third sector in transition. Design capacities and new synergies for inclusion and social cohesion”. The discussion will lead participants to identify connections and opportunities to promote new relationships, processes, and solutions to foster this transition.

The event is free, upon registration, subject to availability.
Registrations available on the website: www.rethinkfestival.it


Morning (event in Italian)
12:00 p.m. - 12:10 p.m.
Welcome curated by Beatrice Villari, Politecnico di Milano

12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Third Sector in transition: design capabilities and new synergies for social inclusion and cohesion.

Rossella Sacco, Spokeswoman of Forum Terzo Settore di Milano
Angelo Stanghellini, Director of the Rights and Inclusion Area - Welfare and Health Department, Comune di Milano
Cristina Favini, Logotel with Fondazione Don Gino Rigoldi 
Elena Giunta, Studioshift with Guia Gilardoni, Fondazione ISMU
Stefano Maffei, Rector's Delegate for Social Innovation, Politecnico di Milano
Elena Silvestrini, Design Justice Network Steering Committee Member

12:50 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.
Forum: How to reinforce collaborations between the third sector and service design?
Daniela Sangiorgi, Associate Professor and Head of the Product Service System Design Master Degree of Politecnico di Milano
Beatrice Villari, Associate Professor of Politecnico di Milano

Afternoon (event in English)
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. CEST
Presents Raffaela Scognamiglio, POLI.design - Politecnico di Milano

5:20 p.m. - 5:50 pm CEST
Accreditation and admissions, subject to availabilit

6:00 p.m. - 6:10 p.m. CEST
Renew the social role of design institutions, curated by Cabirio Cautela, CEO of POLI.design - Politecnico di Milano 

6:10 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. CEST
Designing just transformations.
Wesley Taylor, Associate Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University and Design Justice Network Steering Committee Member

7:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. CEST
Open discussion
Comments Stefano Maffei, Politecnico di Milano

7:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. CEST
Networking event and aperitivo

The event is free, upon registration, subject to availability.
Registrations available on the website: www.rethinkfestival.it

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Participation is free, by registering on the website: www.rethinkfestival.it, subject to availability. 

The event is produced and promoted by POLI.design - Politecnico di Milano

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