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Richard van der Laken on social issues and design

May 19, 2015

“…our society is in the grip of a technological revolution, giving us new tools and making it easier for us to work globally and with fewer physical resources. We are also more connected and aware as a result of our increasing access to information. Since the 2008 crisis, a lot of people feel that words like “social”, “humanity” and “engagement” no longer concern just a few international relief agencies. They concern all of us. The refugee problem is too large and too urgent to leave to politicians.”

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“Design has a crucial role as a force for change, and change is badly needed right now” – an important opinion piece from Richard van der Laken, founder of What Design Can Do. Glad to see this coming from the field.


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