On the 25th of June, the Italian Embassy will host the Conference “Design, Social Innovation and Public Services: Everyday Perspectives” in collaboration with the Italienzentrum of Freie Universität Berlin, where Ezio Manzini will present his recent publication Politics of the Everyday and will discuss in conversation with Sabine Junginger and Bertram Maria Niessen on how social innovation and design can change public services.

PROGRAMME (the conference will be held in English)

  • 18.30  Welcome Address S.E. Luigi Mattiolo, Italian Ambassador to Germany
  • 18.35  Keynote Ezio Manzini, Founder of the international DESIS Network
  • How the “Politics of the Everyday” can influence a new generation of public services referring to active and collaborative citizens and could contribute to services emerging from a positive interaction between active people (bottom-up initiatives) and design experts (top-down initiatives).
  • 18.55  Keynote Sabine Junginger, Head, Competence Center Design & Management at the The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and ArtsFellow Hertie School of Governance, author of Transforming Public Services by Design: Re-orienting Policies, Organizations and Services around People (Routledge, 2017), and Chair Woman Politics for Tomorrow
  • People do not experience Policies. They experience Services: Why design capabilities are key to citizen-centric policies and services.
  • 19.15 – 20.00  Roundtable, moderated by: Bertram Niessen, Director of cheFare – Centre for collaborative culture, Milan
  • 20.00 – 20.30  Q&A
  • 20.30 – 21.30 Networking and Drinks

Click here for the invitation. Registration required by Monday, June 24th 2019berlino.events@esteri.it.
Limited number of participants; no entry without previous registration. Please bring a valid identity card.

Please note that, on the 26th of June, the Kunstgewerbemuseum introduces in the series Design Labs the exhibition “Design for collaborative cities” by DESIS Network, presenting a selection of different DESIS Labs, located all over the world and focusing on the topic “Design for Social Innovation and Cities”. On the occasion Ezio Manzini will hold the opening lecture “Design for collaborative cities – Weaving people and places in fluid urban spaces” accompanied by a roundtable that will enable the exchange of experiences and ideas between different generations.

For more information please vist the conference website here