Innovation Constellations as a systems approach to social design infrastructuring

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There are constant calls for innovation related to complex social challenges. This includes calls to innovate within government and public organisational structures but expands to include unsustainable relationships and behaviours in public life. Design is often positioned as a capability that can offer new approaches and develop novel interventions with the design project as a key mechanism. Through a case study focused on an Innovation Constellation a discussion is developed about an emerging sociomaterial design infrastrucutring system. The case study presents a complex system of designing that highlights political infrastruturing as significant in supporting a diverse group to bridge the gap between social justice rhetoric and practical action to intervene and influence existing social circumstances.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-313
Number of pages17
JournalAcademic Design Management Conference Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jul 2022
EventAcademic Design Management Conference ADMC22: Design Management as a Strategic Asset - OCAD University, Toronto, Canada
Duration: 3 Aug 20224 Aug 2022
Conference number: 23

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