DESIAP 2017 KL Symposium

Design and Social Innovation Impact and Evaluation

21st December 2017

Majlis Rekabentuk Malaysia (MRM), Level 11 (West Wing), Menara MATRADE, Jalan Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah, 50480 Malaysia

Design and Social Innovation Impact and Evaluation

The 2017 Design and Social Innovation in Asia-Pacific (DESIAP) Public Symposium will be held at the Majlis Rekabentuk Malaysia (MRM) in Kuala Lumpur on the 21st of December 2017. DESIAP KL will be our 3rd public symposium hosted by the DESIAP network following successful events in Singapore (2015) and Bangkok (2016). DESIAP KL brings together participants from around South-East Asia who are already doing socially impactful work. They play a catalytic role in social innovation and entrepreneurship networks in their localities, making the mutual learning they acquire go further, through their sharing, mentoring and support to communities in their own contexts.

This year, we are focusing on the theme of Design and Social Innovation Impact and Evaluation. This is a significant issue and interest for many change-makers across the world. Evaluating impact is an often expected and required outcome of social innovation practice, and yet is particularly challenging when applied to outcomes designed to address societal problems. This is especially challenging to do so in a community-centred and culturally grounded approach. The speakers listed below will share their thoughts on issues they are tackling through their own context and practice, identifying challenges and approaches related to evaluating their work for impact.

The day will be broken up into 4 sessions, which will consists of a mixture of presentations and panel discussions to explore what a community-centred and culturally grounded evaluation in social innovation might entail.

Registration & Coffee: 8:30am
Session 1: 9:00am-10:30am
Session 2: 10:45am-12:00pm
Session 3: 1:00pm-3.30pm
Session 4: 3:30pm-6:00pm

There will be time between sessions to mingle and get to know the participants and speakers over coffee, tea and kuih! All social innovators, designers, design students, academics and those interested in design from business, government and voluntary sector organisations are welcome. This event is free to attend but spaces are limited. Please make sure you sign up to ensure a seat.


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Funded by

RMIT University

Coordinated by

RMIT University

Supported by

Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation Malaysia

Malaysian Design Council (Majlis Rekabentuk Malaysia)