Flashback to the international webinar ‘Ethics in design’

The webinar on ethics in design took place on 28 September 2021. With viewers from Japan, Norway, Italy, Turkey, United Kingdom, Israel, Greece, Canada, The Netherlands, America and Argentina (a.o.) and speakers from Denmark, Chile and Ukraine.

Design has established itself as a valuable competence in the public sector. But what are the implications of designers getting a seat at the table? How do we take ethics along in the process?

The path for designers in the public sector is a minefield of ethical questions. In this webinar we dove into some of these questions from various perspectives – from both an academic and practical point of view, as we learned from policy labs in e.g. Ukraine.

As designers we shape the services (and sometimes the policy) of the government. What role do ethics have in our work? How do you take values along in your work, where do they collide with all kinds of tough real-world-issues and how do you cope with these? And if the system says no, can we – as civil servants – say yes? These were some of the central questions during the webinar.