Workshop: Design for positive social impact

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LCC Design Festival Emergence

Date & time

Date:26 September 2019 to 27 September 2019

Time:2pm to 6pm

Event Details

Address:Elephant & Castle

Post code:SE1 6SB


Telephone:+44 (0)20 7514 6500

Open hours:14.00 - 18.00


This workshop will focus on social problem-solving through design. Participants will be presented with a set of problems and encouraged to consider the social impact of their design’s approach, whilst adopting methods used in the Peconheiros project that the designers worked on in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. The designers, together with the local fruit pickers, developed prototypes for tools and accessories to improve safety and comfort while climbing and harvesting the açaí palm trees. The project will be exhibited at London College of Communication in the form of a film Academia da Floresta, showing the wider context of issues faced by the local community and the cultural significance of the work of the açaí berry pickers. The workshop is open to the public and LCC students with an interest in socially-responsible design. The participants will engage in research, idea development, design and prototyping activities. The workshop will run over two consecutive days and will be delivered by Peconheiros team: Monika Brauntsch: The Spirit of Poland Dorota Kabala: We Design For Physical Culture Carolina Menezes: The Spirit of Poland (guest designer) This event is part of EMERGENCE, an exhibition and events programme presented by the Design School at London College of Communication, UAL exploring the role of design in working towards goals of sustainable production and consumption, biodiversity, inclusiveness, social cohesion and environmental sustainability. Accessibility London College of Communication strives to provide an inclusive and accessible environment for our students and visitors. If you have any specific access requirements for an event or exhibition, please contact us by email ( or phone (020 7514 8498) in advance of your visit so that we can make any necessary preparations or adjustments. For full access and route guides for our building, please view our AccessAble accessibility guide. Find Us London College of Communication is located in the heart of London, at Elephant & Castle. The College is based on a single site, within easy reach of various parts of the city and well served by tube, bus and rail networks. Find out more about getting here on our Find Us page. Important Filming and Photography Notice: Please note that filming and photography will be taking place throughout the exhibition. Both bigger crowds, smaller groups and individuals may be captured on camera. All imagery and footage may at some point be published on the College's website, social media channel and in print.


By Bus:Elephant & Castle is extremely well connected for buses across London that stop next to the College including: 1, 12, 35, 40, 45, 53, 63, 68, 100, 133, 136, 148, 155, 168, 171, 172, 176, 196, 188, 333, 343, 344, 360, 363, 415, 453, 468, C10 and P5. Visit the Transport for London website to plan your journey.

By Tube:Both the Bakerloo and Northern lines stop at Elephant & Castle underground station. The College is opposite the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, on the same side of the road as the Metropolitan Tabernacle. View the TFL tube map and plan your journey on the Transport for London website.

By Train:The College site is connected by Thameslink trains which stop at Elephant & Castle rail station, across the road from the College.




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