Seeding Activism Through Experience Design

Mar 13, 2023

11:30am – 12:30pm CT

Recording: Seeding Activism Through Experience Design, Mar 13, 2023

Design that serves the Pleasure Principle is passé. It is no longer sufficient to design experiences that only provoke wonder and awe; we live in times that are challenging us with climate chaos, racial injustice, neocolonialism, and out of control capitalism. These challenging times warrant more thoughtful and introspective experiences that can help seed activism in sustainability and global social justice. In this panel, we'll hear from innovative designers and artists who tackle these complex topics, and ask how designers can create new experiences that audiences can use not just for entertainment, but as a scaffold for growth and empowerment.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

photo of Sadiya Akasha
Sadiya Akasha

Sitara Systems

photo of Kristin Gutekunst
Kristin Gutekunst

Overview Collective

photo of Toshi Hoo
Toshi Hoo

Institute for the Future

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Primary Access
Platinum Badge
Interactive Badge
Secondary Access
Music Badge
Film & TV Badge