Workshop: Design for positive social impact

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London College of Communication

Elephant and Castle

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SE1 6SB

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26 - 27 Sep
14.00 - 18.00 - both days
London College of Communication
Free and open to all.




This workshop will focus on social problem-solving through design. Participants will be presented with a set of problems and encouraged to consider the social impact of their design’s approach, whilst adopting methods used in the Peconheiros project that the designers worked on in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil.

The designers, together with the local fruit pickers, developed prototypes for tools and accessories to improve safety and comfort while climbing and harvesting the açaí palm trees. The project will be exhibited at London College of Communication in the form of a film Academia da Floresta, showing the wider context of issues faced by the local community and the cultural significance of the work of the açaí berry pickers.

The workshop is open to the public and LCC students with an interest in socially-responsible design. The participants will engage in research, idea development, design and prototyping activities. The workshop will run over two consecutive days and will be delivered by Peconheiros team:

  • Monika Brauntsch: The Spirit of Poland

  • Dorota Kabala: We Design For Physical Culture

  • Carolina Menezes: The Spirit of Poland (guest designer)




This event is part of EMERGENCE, an exhibition and events programme presented by the Design School at London College of Communication, UAL exploring the role of design in working towards goals of sustainable production and consumption, biodiversity, inclusiveness, social cohesion and environmental sustainability.



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London College of Communication is located in the heart of London, at Elephant & Castle. The College is based on a single site, within easy reach of various parts of the city and well served by tube, bus and rail networks. Find out more about getting here on our Find Us page.


Important Filming and Photography Notice:

Please note that filming and photography will be taking place throughout the exhibition. Both bigger crowds, smaller groups and individuals may be captured on camera.


All imagery and footage may at some point be published on the College's website, social media channel and in print.

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