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Impact through Design: 'Design Does' results

6pm - 8pm
ELISAVA (La Rambla, 30-32). Sala Aleix Carrió (1st floor)


Next Wednesday 13th of June at 6:00 p.m., coinciding with the Barcelona Design Week, we'll celebrate a special session to present the obtained results of the 'Design Does' project, promoted by ELISAVA's research team. The results are two books: 'Design Does Book' and 'Design Does Decoding Book', containing the analysis of the interaction of visitors with the exhibition 'Design Does. What design does' and the statement signed by the 30 deans who participated in the 'International Days for Deans & Design Experts'.

'Design Does' is a transversal project commissioned by ELISAVA and Domestic Data Streamers that reflect on how design answers the global challenges of our society and invites to analyze and question design's responsibility and its impact in society, industry, human beings and cultural values.

Within the frame of this project, different events and activities had taken place, such as the exhibition 'Design Does. What design does', which closed its doors last 13 of May with almost 20.000 visitors; or the international activity 'International Days for Deans & Design Experts' in ELISAVA, with 30 deans of different international design schools to analyze jointly the role of design and its implementation of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

On this session, we will reflect on the impact and research of design in our society, as well as in design as an agent of change. 

Programme - Presentation Wednesday June 13th

From 6 to 7pm:

  • Introduction by Javier Peña, ELISAVA's Director
  • Presentation of the 'Design Does Decoding Book', that discusses the research, study and development process of the ELISAVA team.
  • Presentation of the 'Design Does Book', that collects different articles that answer the 15 questions on the impact and research of design in our society.
  • 'Design Does Exhibition Results', analysis of the obtained data through the interaction of the visitors with the exhibition.

From 7 to 8pm:

  • Closing with a refreshment included.

Design Does results


Assistants will receive a copy of the two books as a gift. Limited capacity.