Social Frontiers 2013
On 14th and 15th November 2013, 120 researchers working in the field of social innovation gathered at GCU's London Campus for two days of paper presentations, keynotes and discussion to help strengthen this emerging community.
Catch up on the content from Social Frontiers
Three of the keynotes were filmed:
- Geoff Mulgan on 'Setting a future research agenda for social innovation'
- Frances Westley on 'The History of Social Innovation'
- Roberto Magabeira Unger in conversation with Geoff Mulgan on 'The task of the social movement' (a transcript of this speech is also available here).
The conference papers presented are available for download:
- When scaling out is not enough: Strategies for system change, Westley and Antadze
- Enhancing Social Innovation by Rethinking Collaboration, Leadership and Public Governance, Sorensen and Torfing
- The potential of mass collaboration to produce social innovation, Tjornbo
- From engaging to empowering people, a set of co-design experiments with a service design perspective, Cantù and Selloni
- At the root of change: The history of social innovation, McGowan and Westley
- Design for the Ingenuity of Ageing: New Roles of Designers in Democratic Innovation, Lee, Ho and Tsang
- Evaluation of social innovations - their characteristics and impacts, cross county comparisons and implications for policy support, Kaderabkova and Saman
- Social innovations as drivers of social change – Tarde’s disregarded contribution to social innovation theory building, Howaldt, Kopp and Schwarz
- Transformative social innovations: A sustainability transition perspective on social innovation, Haxeltine, Wittmayer and Avelino
- Collaborative services in informal settlements. A social innovation case in a paciﬁed favela in Rio de Janeiro, Cipolla, Melo and Manzini
- Barriers and incentives for social innovation in Colombia. Towards the construction of a public policy, Frias, Aparicio and Borda
- Enabling social innovation – opportunities for sustainable local and regional development, McNeill
- The usefulness of networks: A study of social innovation in India, Sonne
- Seoul City’s social innovation strategy: A model of multi-channel communication to strengthen governance and citizen engagement, Han, Kim, Rim and Park
- Design for social innovation as a form of designing activism. An action format, Meroni, Fassi and Simeone
- Innovating places: A new role for ‘Place difference’, Woodcraft and Bacon
- Healing nature, transforming culture: A story of social innovation in Egypt, Papageorgiou
- Inscaping: Exploring the Connection Between Experiential Surfacing and Social Innovation, Nilsson and Paddock
- Process of social innovation in mutual organisations: The case of social enterprises leaving the public sector, Lyon, Sepulveda and Vickers
- Social innovation: redesigning the welfare diamond, Jenson
- Social innovation for social cohesion. Findings on communalities of innovation from a new transnational study, Evers and Ewert
- How empowering is social innovation? Identifying barriers to participation in community driven innovation, Edwards-Schachter and Tams
- Exploring the conceptual universe of social innovation: A relational database for a better understanding of its effects on social transformation, Bouchard and Trudelle
- Microproduction everywhere. Social, local, open and connected manufacturing, Maffei and Bianchini
- Resourcing social innovation in Germany: An empirically based concept of matching social innovators with social investors, Schmitz and Glanzel
Slides presented at the event are being uploaded on our Slideshare page here.
You can view images from the two days here.
See a Storify of #socialfroniters tweets over the two days here
Background information about the conference, including the full conference programme and list of attendees can be found on the mini-site here: http://socialfrontiers.weebly.com/
In the new year we will be consulting about possibilities for continuing the conversation at Social Frontiers in future years. Watch this space!