Virtual Event: Harvard GDS Design Impact Vol. 3: South Asia – Design Agency & Climate Change


Design Impact Vol. 3: South Asia – Design Agency & Climate Change, a virtual event to be held on February 25, 2021 IST (February 24, 2021 in PST/EST).

Home to one fourth of the world’s population, South Asia acutely needs deliberate design thinking and purposeful design agency in action. Through insights delivered by expert speakers, this event examines the understanding of design as applied or framed in the South Asian context with a particular emphasis on equity and socio-economic development.

Sessions address topics of regional as well as global relevance and focus on:

  • Global Orientations and Local Perspectives 9:00 – 10:25 AM IST
  • Climate Migration in South Asia 10:30 – 11:45 AM IST

The event is free and open to all – do share this invitation within your communities and join us! Register here.

EVENT SUMMARY

Design Impact Vol. 3: South Asia – Design Agency & Climate Change sponsored by the Harvard Graduate School of Design Alumni Council, examines the understanding of design and development as applied or framed in the South Asian context with a particular emphasis on equity and socio-economic development. The event is organized into two panels presenting diverse voices followed by a moderated discussion and an audience question and answer session. The first panel, “Global Orientations and Local Perspectives,” will unravel the depth of enquiry and the degree of success in balancing global orientations and local practices in multiple South Asian cities. The second panel, “Climate Migration in South Asia,” will bring forth perspectives on climate migration in South Asia as a trigger to other forms of migration and the need for transformation and innovation in humanitarian response.


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