Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street
Design Studio for Social Intervention | Workshop
FREE. No registration required.
When: Thu, March 17, 2016. 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St.
Additional Info: Co-presented by SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement and DS4SI
Stop, Drop and Roll - A Case for Social Emergency Procedures
After the horrendous outbreak of police killings in the USA, DS4SI (Design Studio for Social Intervention) wrote a paper called “A Case for Social Emergency Procedures”. Here’s the description of that paper:
“Just as fire drills train us for how to act and what to do in case of a physical emergency, we need drills and steps for how to act when there's a social emergency. (And in case you were wondering, the on-going state-sanctioned violence against Black people IS a social emergency.) We need steps that we are forced to practice, so we have some social version of “stop, drop and roll” ready to go when there’s a social fire.”
Since then the social emergency has continued—think Flint water crisis, Trump candidacy, etc.—and yet Americans still do not know how to “stop, drop and roll” in an effective way. DS4SI’s co-founders, Kenneth Bailey and Lori Lobenstine, will talk about the current expansion of social emergency in the USA and work with the audience to explore what we mean by a social emergency and what we can do about it.
We are an artistic research and development outfit for the improvement of civil society and everyday life. We are situated at the intersections of design thinking and practice, social justice and activism, public art and social practice and civic / popular engagement. We design and test social interventions with and on behalf of marginalized populations, controversies and ways of life.
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