Teaching Design for Values: A Companion is a resource for teachers of design-based disciplines who wish to foreground values ​​more explicitly in their classes. With fourteen chapters written by both TU Delft educators and international contributors, the book aims to examine the concepts, methods and experiences of teaching design for values ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​within a variety of fields. This includes urbanism, engineering, architecture, artificial intelligence and industrial design. Through its multi-disciplinarity, Teaching Design for Values, proposes an expanded definition of ‘design’ to encompass a broad range of disciplines and processes that deal generally with ‘future-imagining’ and ‘futurebuilding’, such as process management. In doing so it explores the ways that values ​​may be expressed and analyzed in a variety of different pedagogical contexts.

During this event we will launch the book ‘Teaching Design for Values: Concepts, Tools & Practices’ published by TU Delft Open and funded by the Delft Design for Values ​​Institute.

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About the speakers

Roberto Rocco is an Associate Professor of Spatial Planning and Strategy at the Department of Urbanism (TU Delft).He is a specialist in governance for the built environment.This includes issues of spatial justice and social sustainability as crucial dimensions of sustainability transitions.He also leads the discussion on diversity and inclusion at the faculty he works for and he is one of the people behind A Manifesto for the Just City .

María Novas Ferradás holds a Ph.D. in Architecture from Universidad de Sevilla. She is currently a guest researcher at the Department of Cultural Anthropology at Leiden University and has experience in teaching at the TU Delft. She graduated as an architect at the Universidade da Coruña in Galicia, Spain, and holds a Master’s degree in Applied Research in Feminist Studies (UJI) and Urban Regeneration (USC). Novas possesses expertise in publishing and editing articles and books that explore how feminist movements have influenced architecture and urban design. Recently, her book based on her master’s thesis from 2014 “Arquitectura y género: una introducción possible” (Melusina, 2021) was awarded at the 16th Spanish Architecture and Urbanism Biennial.

Amy Thomas is Associate Professor of architectural history in the Department of Architecture at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) where her research explores the relationships between design, people and political economy in the city, at every scale. She is the author of the book The City in the City: Architecture and Change in London’s Financial District (published with MIT Press, 2023) which details the post-war development of the City of London. In 2020 Thomas was awarded a ‘VENI’ grant from the Dutch Research Council (NWO) for the project ‘Her Office’: a three-year investigation into the relationship between gender inequality and workplace design. She is an advocate for equality, diversity, and inclusion in architectural education, collaborating internationally on projects on this theme.

Charlotte Kobus holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Design from Delft University of Technology, now working as a senior researcher in the research group Unthinkable Marketing, part of the Center of Expertise Wellbeing Economy and New Entrepreneurship at Avans University of Applied Sciences. Until recently, she was teaching at her alma mater where she co-developed the course on Understanding Values ​​for first year Industrial Design BSc students. At Avans, her focus has shifted from designers to marketers where she is envisioning marketing post-growth, with marketing professionals and students.

Lise Magnier is an Associate Professor of Design for Sustainable Behavior Change at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering – Delft University of Technology. Her research interests lie in the field of sufficient consumption. She developed and coordinates the first-year Bachelor course ‘Understanding Values’.

Vanessa Zadel Velásquez is a certified architect in digital design and manufacturing by The Fab Foundation (USA) and The Architectural Association (UK). Specialized studies in Universal Accessibility, Cognitive Accessibility, and Neuroarchitecture. Member of The International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP), Secretary of the Advisory Commission on Accessibility of the College of Architects of Peru, and Co-Director of the Work Programme “Architecture for All” of the Union Internationale des Architectes (UIA). Academic Secretary of the Faculty of Architecture and Associate Professor of Architectural Design at the University of Lima where her research focuses on the importance of Universal Design in architectural design (and learning), as well as the social implications of using digital manufacturing as an inclusive communication tool in architectural projects.

Ibo van de Poel is scientific director of the Delft Design for values ​​Institute and Professor in Ethics and Technology at the Technical University Delft, The Netherlands. He is interested in how we can integrate ethical considerations and values ​​​​​​in the early phases of the technological development process and in design. His research focuses on design for values, value change, ethics of socially disruptive technologies, ethics of technological risks, responsible innovation, and moral responsibility.

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