Social Design



Increasingly, design has shown how it can and should also be a tool for debate and critique. tool at the service of debate and critique. Aware that the system in which we live is imperfect, generating many environmental and social imbalances, we need to develop better mechanisms to question it, making it easier for society as a whole to discuss it so that it can finally make the changes it considers necessary.

By the very nature of the discipline of design, there is a wide diversity of possibilities for incorporating such an attitude, from the processes and proposals that are more immersed in the dynamics immersed of the market itself, to those that are more deliberately confronted with it.

This course aims to give a general overview of this, briefly examining some of the main strategies for a more sustainable design that generates social change.


With this course you will understand design as a tool capable of responding to the growing need to acquire basic skills to create and develop projects with a social impact. projects with a social impact. This programme has an approach centred on the experience of case studies and direct collaboration with social entities.

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Anaïs Esmerado

Diploma in Design from Elisava and the Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany. Master in Graphic Management and Production by Elisava. Master’s Degree in Creativity as a tool for social inclusion (UB). Postgraduate in Sociology (UOC). After twelve years working in graphic design, marketing and communication strategy for public and private institutions, she decided to change her professional goals and train in conflict management to travel to Asia where she works in different cooperation projects. In 2016 she moved to Greece to collaborate with refugees using creativity as a tool for social transformation. In 2018 she created the Ojalá Projects Association, which she has run since then with the with the aim of generating participatory and co-creation processes between university students and university students with different groups in vulnerable situations.

After the pandemic, he created the project Design for Inclusion, promoting local action and using design as an agent of change. using design as an agent of change.