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Design Against Crime

Design Against Crime is a socially responsive, practice-led research centre located at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London. DAC is a practice-led design research project that emerged at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (CSM). It was founded by Lorraine Gamman as an ‘initiative’ in 1999, and continues to flourish. It has primarily been funded by the University of the Arts London and by monies raised from successful research council funding applications, that are linked to independent peer review assessment.

Extending Empathy – A Network to Exchange Tools/ Methodologies and Processes from Design, Performance and Restorative Justice

This network aims to foster better understanding of empathetic processes and how creative practitioners deliver them. It will bring together empathetic tools from Participatory Design, Performance and Restorative Justice (RJ) to build and develop the capacity of researchers and practitioners alike.


Empathy and the Revolution of Human Relationships
Design Against Crime (DAC) Research Centre
Thursday, 28 April 2016 from 18:30 to 20:00 (BST)
London, United Kingdom

You are invited to 'Empathy and the Revolution of Human Relationships' - a public talk by cultural thinker and writer on the art of living and social change, Roman Krznaric. 
Roman Krznaric's writings on empathy have been widely influential amongst political and ecological campaigners, education reformers, social entrepreneurs, and designers. His books include: Empathy (2014), How to Find Fulfilling Work (2013) and The Wonderbox (2011). He is founder of the world’s first Empathy Museum and the digital Empathy Library, as well as a founding faculty member of The School of Life and on the faculty of Year



Restorative Justice Extending Empathy

Workshop 1

Old Sessions House, Canterbury Christ Church University - 12th January 2015

Workshop 1, 12th January 2015

Workshop 2
RESTORATIVE JUSTICE EXTENDING EMPATHY.pdf  workshop 1 22nd (April 2015)

'How does design for mental health address empathy?' Pras Gunasekera and Erika Renedo Bideen.

Workshop 3


'Design FOR empathy: Understanding perspective & 'Graffiti Agonism' ' By Lorraine Gamman @ CSM, UAL.
Lorraine Gamman talks about design for empathy and introducing ideas of 'Graffiti Agonism' for the MA Industrial Design course @ Central St Martins, University Of The Arts London.


'What is Socially Responsive Design and Why Design for Empathy'
 By Adam Thorpe @ CSM, UAL

Adam Thorpe and Lorraine Gamman talk about why transformation tools are useful in pursuit of social change for the MA Industrial Design course @ Central St Martins, University Of The Arts London.