Kenneth Bailey on the Design Studio for Social InterventionA Presentation and Q&A for Arts, Cultural and Creative Leaders
Presented by Charge
In partnership with Center for Arts Leadership at University of Houston and Houston Arts Alliance
Friday, May 27, 2016, 9:30 – 11 a.m.
Houston Arts Alliance, 3201 Allen Parkway, Suite 125
Houston Arts Alliance and Charge invited policy makers, community members, and organizational partners to join Kenneth Bailey, co-founder of Boston’s Design Studio for Social Intervention (DS4SI), for a presentation and Q&A session on his collaborative. Attendees learned about DS4SI's work in imagining, developing, and deploying social justice across the United States. A talkback on how their approach may be applied to Houston followed.
This event aimed to provide an inspiring opportunity for guests to think more expansively on how the creative process can integrate into other sectors.
ABOUT KENNETH BAILEY
Kenneth Bailey was inspired to cofound the Design Studio for Social Intervention (DS4SI) in 2006 while a fellow at MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning’s Center for Reflective Community Practice. Since then, he has put DS4SI at the forefront of sharing design tools with communities of color to help them take on complex problems like social violence, food deserts, climate change, school closings, et cetera. His community-based social intervention work has included Action Lab (2012-2014), Public Kitchen (2011-2013), School Lab (2012-2013), Making Planning Processes Public (2013), STREETLAB: Upham’s (2013), M/B/T/A Lab (2013), and more. His work has included collaborations with SenseLab (Montreal), Theatrum Mundi, MIT’s Center for Civic Media, and Community Labor United. His recent speaking engagements have included Creative Time (2013), Hand in Glove (2013), New England Foundation for the Arts (2013), Encuentro (Brazil) 2013 and more.
For more information on the Design Studio for Social Intervention, email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.ds4si.org, or friend/follow at @ds4si.
ABOUT DESIGN STUDIO FOR SOCIAL INTERVENTION
DS4SI is an artistic research and development outfit for the improvement of civil society and everyday life. Situated at the intersections of public art, social practice, and civic/popular engagement; design thinking and practice; and social justice and activism, DS4SI both designs and tests social interventions with—and on behalf of—marginalized populations, controversies, and ways of life.