Creativity and Making for Change Series - Thinking about making: Introduction to Critical Design and Critical Making
Art, craft and design have been valuable mediums for social change throughout history. Creative thinking is transdisciplinary and encourages learning and connection through storytelling. In collaboration with MRU’s Maker Studio this series of conversations will focus on hand-ons and brain-ons activities that bring participants to an understanding of how creativity and making has been, and continues to be used to address some of our biggest challenges in society.
This event will centre on helping participants to understand a variety of critical approaches to design practice such as critical design, discursive design, speculative design and critical making. Examples will be shown that will encourage participants to challenge their assumptions about the roles that objects and technology play in society. Through a participatory exercise we will explore how making can inform meaningful change.
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Other sessions in this series include:
- Craftivism: the making of change - February 18
- Blackfoot Craftivism and Culture - February 25
- Making Meaning Through Craft and Critical Design - March 11