Design for Social Equity
Making Changes: Ways of Innovating – Design for Social Equity
Research Theme Lead: Professor Doug Miller
Our Design for Social Equity focuses on design practice (widely defined) which aims to engender the conditions that will enable communities to empower themselves and achieve fair access to a decent livelihood, education, and adequate resources; full participation in political and cultural life and self-determination in meeting their fundamental needs.
Our stakeholders include international development organisations (including CSR aspects of multinationals), with general appeal to the design management/innovation community.
We consider issues such as costing a living wage into the price paid for fashion, how to nurture sustainable craft enterprises whilst respecting cultural traditions.