CUMULUS Dublin 2013

  • Sonia Matos (Speaker)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference


Title: Think Play: Using Grassroots Movements as Educational Opportunities Presentation: in collaboration with colleague Emma Gieben-Gamal Abstract: The summer riots of 2011 in cities around England have served, among other things, to focus with renewed vigour a critical eye on the role of design in an era of unsustainable conspicuous consumption (Shaughnessy, A. 15 August, 2011; Antonelli, P. 2012). As academics in the School of Design at Edinburgh College of Art (University of Edinburgh) we have explored these concerns with our students and asked them to consider their own ethical responsibilities, but it has struck us that the educational opportunities for them to develop the skills and experience to work in alternative, and perhaps more socially engaged ways, can be limited. This paper will present a design project that was delivered as part of the University of Edinburgh’s Innovative Learning Week program 2012- 13 as a response to this pedagogical gap.
Period8 Nov 2013
Event typeConference
LocationDublin, IrelandShow on map


  • design, education, social engagement