Does Design Care…? [3elfast]
Does Design Care…? is one of the initiatives of the Design Research for Change programme delivered under the AHRC Funded Design Priority Area Leadership Fellow, Professor Paul Rodgers (AH/P013619/1 and AH/P013619/2). This programme, which includes the ongoing Does Design Care…? series of events aims to “achieve real and long-lasting transformation and impact, to enact alternative, positive, and help achieve real developments within the culture of design research that will equip it for the challenges of the future”.
Does Design Care…? is an international workshop series of design thinking, making, and acting that runs irregularly every couple of years. Does Design Care…? workshops provide a positive space for all to explore different ways to conceptualise, provoke, contest and disrupt care, and serve as a venue for synthesising future visions of care. We do not limit interpretations, boundaries, and sectors when we use the word ‘care’. Each Does Design Care…? workshop is highly interactive with participants producing a range of outputs including journal and book publications, working papers, and other creative outputs.
Does Design Care…?  took place in Imagination Lancaster, in 2017, and led to multi-authored research outputs including (1). Does Design Care…? An international workshop of Design Thought and Action (2). The Lancaster Care Charter, which was published in Design Issues (Vol. 35, No. 1) doi: 10.1162/desi_a_00522
Does Design Care…?  took place in Chiba University, Japan, in 2019, which led to several multi authored outputs which stimulated further debate around care. These included; (1). An Illustrated A to Z for the Design of Care Book, (2). The Chiba Care Protocol, (3). Does Design Care…? Head-to-Head debates.