Design & Engineering for Wellbeing/Agency/Justice

20 - 21 November 2014
Delft, The Netherlands

Organizers: Ilse Oosterlaken & Annemarie Mink

Many people, especially in the global South, still lack the opportunities to do and be what they have reason to value, to lead a flourishing human life. New technologies, products and services can play a significant role in improving this situation, but may also fail to do so or worse; have negative side effects.

This event will critically reflect on engineering/design for development, but also look into concrete methods and approaches to effectuate positive change in practice, and in educating engineers/designers as future practitioners. It will do so from the perspective of three key values: well-being, agency and justice. The capability approach will be a key point of reference for about half of the contributions to this event.

The event consists of two parts:

  • DAY 1, November 20 - Academic papers (for researchers)
  • DAY 2, November 21 - Short workshops (public)

The workshop day is open to anybody working on or engaging with engineering/design for development & agency/well-being/justice. Whether you are a researcher, student, policy maker or practitioner, you are welcome to register for one or more workshops on Friday November 21!

For more information, the full program and how to register see http://www.design4wellbeing-agency-justice.nl/

The deadline for registration is 13 November 2014. The costs of participation are 15 euro per day. This includes lunch.