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Society > Tech | Designs to Reshape Humanity

Thu 25 Mar 2021
17:00 - 18:30
Online Event

About the event

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Designs to Reshape Humanity

Are you a design leader or thinker? Are you interested in how design affects society and vice versa?

This event is aimed at those working in the digital and tech sector, leading design and innovation. Join the event to understand more about the University of Sussex’s research and how it relates to real-world scenarios.

Join Ann Longley as she talks to Professor Ann Light.

Ann Longley, founder of Something New Together, is a Design Director and consultant developing design strategy and digital capabilities within organisations. She co-designed a leadership framework for human-driven tech-enabled sustainable transformation. She is also co-author of Beyond Clicks for Causes: Agile Digital Communications in Communicating Causes.

Ann Light is Professor of Design and Creative Technology at the University of Sussex, UK, and Professor of Interaction Design, Social Change, and Sustainability at Malmö University, Sweden. Her work addresses themes of social and ecological justice; the co-making of futures and the politics of design.

She has specialized in participatory practice and the social impact of technology, bringing a background in arts, humanities, AI, and human–computer interaction to bear on innovation in social process, culture, and wellbeing. In her new book, Designs to Reshape Humanity she explores how creative practices can promote transformations to sustainability.

Watch Ann Longley and Professor Ann Light in conversation here.

Watch Professor Ann Light's talk on Designs to Reshape Humanity here.

This event is for you if:

  • You are a design thinker or leader
  • You're interested in how society impacts and influences tech, and vice versa.
  • You want to find out more about design thinking and innovation
  • You'd like to learn more about collaborating with academics and tech companies.

The discussion will be on what lessons we can learn from creative theory on design practices in real-world context.