Design and Social Innovation in Asia-Pacific

Design and Social Innovation in Asia-Pacific (DESIAP) is a platform, network and a community of practice for various practitioners, communities and professionals working in the Social Innovation space in this region. This is an emerging and growing area; with many examples of diverse, vibrant and amazing initiatives aimed at tackling complex issues. The aim is to share inspiration, knowledge and learnings through the practical examples, stories and voices represented in the website.

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19th-21st December 2017

The 2017 DESIAP Public Symposium will be held at the Majlis Rekabentuk Malaysia (MRM) in Kuala Lumpur on 21st December 2017. Following the successful 2015 Singapore and 2016 Bangkok events, the 2017 KL event will be focusing on Design and Social Innovation Impact Evaluation. This is a significant issue and interest for many change-makers across the world.

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Funded by

Arts & Humanities Research Council

Coordinated by

Northumbria University Newcastle

Coordinated by

RMIT Design Research Institute