A team of four undergraduate designers from the Glasgow School of Art have joined Impact Arts at their base ‘The Factory’ in Dennistoun this week to embark upon a design and social enterprise project. The aims of the project are:
To broaden, develop and refine design practice and in particular the empathic and creative point of view of the citizen designer
To understand the requirements of and to enact design activity within a Social Enterprise and construct design outcomes specifically for the benefit of an audience with broad social needs
To work closely with a wide range of stakeholders and users and to co-enact design outputs in concert with them
To enable the communication of a wide range of design outputs to a broad audience of stakeholders operating within the field of Social Enterprise and/or associated with it
The project is set to last 6 weeks, and the designers will be immersing themselves in the culture of the organisation, visiting projects and gaining a thorough understanding of the nature of our Social Enterprise. They will be familiarising themselves with the principles of Social Design in order to propose and refine, in detail, design concepts for the further development of the organisation. The designers will be working closely with the staff team to fulfil their brief and Impact Arts can’t wait to see what they come up with!
Follow the student’s blog here https://greatergoodprojectimpactarts.wordpress.com/