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Seminar April 3: Organizing for Design and Innovation

News: Mar 30, 2017

A seminar at BDL in collaboration with Chalmers

Time: Monday 3 April 15.30 – 17.30
Location: Room 338 at HDK

At this seminar we will discuss the paradoxes inherent in the management and control of design and other creative practices. What happens in practice when these opposing logics meet in different contexts? What are the consequences of the way we traditionally organize for design and innovation, and what might be alternatives?
The seminar will start with presentations of research projects dealing with different empirical contexts. The floor will then be opened up for discussions.

Introduction
Anna Rylander Eklund, Senior researcher, HDK and Business & Design Lab, will introduce the seminar and frame the discussion based on experiences from the DESMA project http://www.desmanetwork.eu/

Negotiating The Value(s) of Post-Industrial Design(ing)
Ulises Navarro Aguiar, DESMA PhD student at School of Business, Economics and Law, and Business & Design Lab
As design expands into new contexts and deals with new kinds of problems, how do designers go about legitimising and justifying their practice? How do they make design valuable? Ulises will share some insights into emerging value controversies in the world of manufacturing.

Mission-driven companies: a model of corporate governance for innovation in the general interest
Kevin Levillain, Assistant Professor at MINES ParisTech
Classical approaches of corporate governance are increasingly shown to have negative effects on innovation capabilities and long-term economic and societal performance. Kevin’s research focuses on the emergence, design and organization of new corporate forms that require the commitment of shareholders towards a collective purpose beyond classical for-profit objectives. The resulting model reveals a whole class of “Mission-driven companies”, which call for the design of innovative strategies aiming at building new commons and collective interests.

Moderator
Maria Elmquist, professor and head of department of Technology Management and Economics, Chalmers, will moderate the seminar.

 

BY: Lisbeth Svengren Holm

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