Strategic Design for Social Change

New Economy Programme 2018-19
Dates & Locations:
Bristol, 13 April 2019
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Is your approach to design work, despite aspirations for social change, simply reinforcing the status quo? During this workshop we will introduce the idea that designers needs to engage in projects at an early and strategic level – what we call Stage Zero Design – if they are to really challenge rather than serve our existing economy and society.

Join us for this workshop to transform design practice whilst remaining aligned to our values and ethics, and to explore the creative tensions between activism and professionalism.

— An interactive discussion on design philosophy and social change.

— An explanation of the Stage Zero Design approach.

— Stage Zero Design case studies.

— Participative and reflective workshop.

— A provocation to your current mode of design practice.

— New strategies for engagement.

— New tools for Stage Zero Design.

— The initial steps to apply Stage Zero Design your own project.

— ‘Designers’ looking to increase the impact of their work.

— ‘Non-designers’ who would like to apply design thinking to their projects or businesses.

Facilitated by

Transition by Design

Transition by Design is a cross-disciplinary design co-operative operating at the junction of architecture, strategic design, and social change practice. Our work focuses on the transition to an equitable and convivial low-carbon society.


*The low-income price is for the unemployed, students, volunteers, and part-time employees.

Facilitated by

Transition by Design

Contact to pay via

3 month payment plan


Contact Stir to Action with any questions, or if you would like to pay via alternate methods including cheque or bank account transfer