Social Hierarchy in Design and Social Innovation: Perspectives from Thailand

Cyril Tjahja, Joyce Yee

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Our knowledge of how design and social innovation works outside of the Europe and the US is still insufficient, due to the limitations that are inherent to the prevailing perceptions, methods and tools, developed in and for this context. Although the importance of social relationships has been acknowledged, how social hierarchy, which is firmly rooted in many non-western societies, interacts with the design and social innovation process is scarcely documented. In this paper, we wish to expand on existing knowledge by sharing the experiences of practitioners and stakeholders involved in design and social innovation initiatives in Bangkok, highlighting the various ways that social hierarchy influences their practice.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of DRS2018
Subtitle of host publicationCatalyst
EditorsCristiano Storn, Keelin Leahy, Muireann McMahon, Peter Lloyd, Erik Bohemia
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherDesign Research Society
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781912294176
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2018
EventDesign Research Society 2018 Conference: Catalyst - University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
Duration: 25 Jun 201828 Jun 2018


ConferenceDesign Research Society 2018 Conference
Abbreviated titleDRS2018


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