Kenneth Bailey is an internationally recognized activist and independent scholar based in Boston, USA. He is the founder of Design Studio for Social Intervention (DS4SI), an artistic research and development outfit for the improvement of civil society and everyday life situated at the intersections of design thinking and practice, social justice and activism, public art and social practice and civic / popular engagement.
Lecture: DS4SI Survey
Monday, March 6, 5pm
Location: Elvehjem 140, 800 University Avenue
Prefigurative politics is the work of imagining and testing new social arrangements that point to new horizons for the political and the convivial. Kenneth Bailey shows how Design Studio for Social Intervention (DS4SI) engages in prefigurative politics and speaks to why this way of engaging in the political is needed now more than ever.
Brown Bag: Public Kitchen
Tuesday, March 7, 12pm
Location: Art Lofts Lounge, 111 N. Francis Street
If kitchens were public like schools or libraries, how would it change social life? Public Kitchen is one of DS4SI’s best known and loved interventions. We will explore its beginnings, discuss how it has been received both nationally and internationally, and consider its future.
Workshop: Practicing Prefigurative Politics
Tuesday, March 7, 5pm
Registration Required: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
This interactive workshop will offer an opportunity for participants to see how DS4SI imagines its projects. Our hope is that participants leave with ideas that they intend to prototype.