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Design Harvests in (very) short

this is a presentation I included in the application for the ECSEL fund. Is a nice story to support entrepreneurial development focussed on social innovation in Asia; and in China entrepreneurship is the trend and one of the keyword (together with harmony and sustainability). I didn’t get the fellowship (and I missed another chance for New York) but I step into an interesting community of practice.
So after months of downdate about of all my researches and activities, I start sharing this, that introduce the framework of the research, what we do, who we are, our harvests, where we would like to go…
from this somewhere, I would have been first or later back.

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Design Harvests: a network of social collaborative innovation hubs

This paper has been presented at IASDR Conference 2011
Diversity and Unity Oct. 31, nov. 4 2011, Delft, the Netherlands conference website

Design Harvests: a network of social collaborative innovation hubs

get the full text proceeding | by Francesca Valsecchi, Serena Pollastri, Lou Yongqi
Keyword: rural development, social innovation,
local heritages

Abstract

The paper introduces an innovative social collaborative design project:“Design Harvests”— Design for Xian Qiao sustainable rural community in Chongming. The goal of this project is to create prototypes of sustainable rural-urban interaction and development based on the usage of local

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Extreme and Opposite Direction: An observation of grassroots social innovation

This paper has been presented at Cumulus Conference
2008, Jinan China, July 2008

Extreme and Opposite
Direction: An observation of grassroots social innovation towards sustainable and harmonious society in China

get the full text proceeding | by Francesca Valsecchi, Gong Miaosen
Keyword: Creative community, social innovation, service design, collaborative network, sustainability

Abstract

This paper reports a phenomenological research of Chinese grassroots social innovations and a pilot investigation on the nature of them and how to promote them in the context of China. Based on results from the research project Creative
Communities for Sustainable Lifestyle(CCSL), three cases are analyzed as emerging sustainable lifestyle. Furthermore, paper offers several discussions in services ideas and contents, rebound of industrialization and design role in promotion.

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Creative Community, collaborative Network and digital Service

This paper has been presented at Connexity Conference, 8th European Academy of Design Internationl Conference, April 2009, Aberdeen, Scotland conference website

Creative Community, collaborative Network and digital Service,

An experience of design for social innovation towards
sustainability

get the full text proceeding | by Francesca Valsecchi, Gong Miaosen
Keyword: Creative community, social innovation, service design, collaborative network, sustainability

Abstract

Social innovation is being considered as an important driver to sustainable society. And grassroots social innovations (creative communities) have been observed and studied as the promising cases of sustainable everyday life. The aim of this ongoing research is to focus the design role in enhancing

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