Can Institutions redesign themselves? A Conversation with Christian Bason

Presented by RMIT University

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Around the world our institutions are struggling with the weight and complexity of today’s challenges, seeking new ways to create work, community safety, social cohesion and sustainable cities.

What role can design play in achieving these complex goals, and what can we learn from how large institutions are approaching the task of re-designing themselves? This event is a public forum with Christian Bason, the CEO of the Danish Design Centre and one of the world’s leading thinkers on the role of design in society.

The session is an interactive discussion with students, RMIT design experts, and members of the Brunswick’s and Melbourne’s creative community. Christian will provide reflections and examples from around the world of how changing design practice is contributing to the efforts of institutions to re-imagine and transform themselves. In conversation with Tom Bentley, RMIT’s Executive Director of Policy, Strategy and Impact, he will explore the insights and possibilities arising from this shifting design agenda, and how they can be applied in fields from education and entrepreneurship to urban design and social innovation.

The forum takes place at RMIT’s Hangar space, at the heart of the emerging Brunswick Design District, a partnership between City of Moreland, Creative Victoria and RMIT.

After the session, attendees are welcome to continue the conversation at complimentary drinks.