Thanks to everyone who nominated questions for Chad Rea, founder of ecopop, you can now read his answers in our featured interview.
We are pleased to bring you ongoing opportunities to learn from some amazing people in the field of social design and this week our series continues with the founder of the Design Against Crime Research Centre, Lorraine Gamman.
What would you ask Lorraine?
As well as the director of DAC, Lorraine Gamman is a design studies professor at London's Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design, the vice chair of Designing Out Crime Association (DOCA), and a an independent assessor for a variety of research councils.
DAC is a socially responsive, practice-led research center located at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London. Its team, made up of artists, designers, criminologists and researchers, aims to prevent crime with well designed products, environments and services.
DAC has taken on the challenge of balancing aesthetics with function while responding to what is currently happening in society among users and abusers. That challenge has been met with projects like Bikeoff, practice-based design research to prevent bike theft, or Stop Thief Chairs, a line of chairs with a space for users to hang their purses while in public places without putting them at risk for theft.
Her dedication to researching the role of design in theft prevention, and innovation in forming DAC, makes her a fascinating person to learn from, and we are lucky enough to have the opportunity to do so.
So, now, what would you ask Lorraine Gamman?
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