Design Against Crime – Aims & Philosophy DAC as an approach to social innovation emerged at University of the Arts London between 1999-2009. The philosophy behind DAC at CSM is linked to a practice-led socially responsive (1) design research agenda that posits crime as a theme that can be address by methodologies generated by “social design” (2) (also referred to as “Socially Useful Design” or “Design for Society”) (3) an approach which comprehends that because crime is not carbon neutral any design address also demands attention to multiple drivers including those used to measure sustainability (4). The Centre’s focus is based on the understanding that design thinking as well as design practice can and should address security issues without compromising functionality and other aspects of performance, or aesthetics. In everyday language, secure design has to be user-friendly whilst abuser-unfriendly but it doesn’t have to look criminal or even ugly. DAC aims to:
Have a Cow, Man Owning a cow may be more involved than a backyard chicken, but when’s the last time you got farm-fresh milk from a hen? Maybe it’s time to buy the cow and get the milk for free. First off, decide if you want a dairy or beef cow. (Or neither; it’s perfectly valid to keep cows purely for ornamental reasons.) Maker Faire Madness Be a Maker Maker Faire offers the opportunity for us to see ourselves as more than consumers; we are productive; we are creative. • READ MORE Maker Toolkit This is your resource center to guide you through the many details of exhibiting at Maker Faire. • READ MORE
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