DOTI South: reflections and next steps
There is no time to wait
Last month, we opened our doors to DOTI: From service design to sustainable environmental action. We left with a sense of urgency, to reflect on our practices as designers to try and ensure our solutions are as sustainable as possible. As a community, we rallied in the belief that our practices can contribute to building what’s desperately needed to confront climate catastrophe.
Our brilliant panel of service design expects and sustainability champions from STBY, the Design Council, Bulb and Incredible Edible led an open discussion with our audience. We touched on:
We’ve heard your feedback and have outlined a number of ideas. We know there has been plenty of work already done here by Sophie Thomas, John Thackara, Jonathan Chapman, EcoLabs and countless others. We want to bring together people who have been working in the space already, with others who are keen to mobilise. Our ideas don’t chart a route forward, but aim to address our practice and build accountability within our industry. We also know that we’ll need the support of those that hold positions of power, leadership and finance, and we are actively working to connect those dots.
Our big questions:
We’re hosting another event in London to address these questions, plan our next steps, and aim to widen participation across the UK. Register your interest in joining us here and we’ll send more information soon.