Christian Bason: Design for Society – A Critical Perspective

Presented by Melbourne School of Design

During the past decade or so, the design profession has not only “splintered” in multiple directions, it has also been taken up at massive scale by executives and management consultancies as “strategic design” or “design thinking”. What are the implications for the role of design in business and society? In this session, Christian Bason takes an in-depth look at the value, the investment in and the consequences of a positive, pro-active design policy for a State. In particular, he critically examines the tension between traditional design production versus the current reflexive invocation of “design” for all kinds of new managerial techniques.

This event is made possible by the Treseder Fellowship.