SYMPOSIUM OVERVIEW

Initiating Change by Design (ICD) is an interdisciplinary postgraduate research symposium that aims to explore the unique capacity for research-based design to contribute to change initiatives across many sectors of society at a time when we face the unprecedented challenges of a climate-changed future and a matching demand for creative thinking. ICD will gather a small group of international and local practice-based and theoretical researchers, and postgraduate students to discuss their projects, share methodological approaches and participate in a workshop addressing the question: how can design activate public engagement in the commons in Western Sydney?

ICD will address the unique contribution of design research within the university’s scholarly community, and to social change within the broader culture.