About Us

Founded in summer 2013, the HKDI Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability (DESIS) Lab for Social Design Research is a new cross-disciplinary action research group at HKDI.

Its aim is to set up a research platform for social design, an emerging field advocating a new approach to design: ‘designers as enablers of social change’. 

It is part of the DESIS International Network and collaborates with more than 40 DESIS Labs around the world. The network aims to advance international knowledge in design for the social good and to develop social practices that benefit Hong Kong society.


Jockey Club "Tree Upcycling" Youth Co-creation Project

HKMiX Series

Community Service Partnership Scheme with Urban Renewal Authority – Upcycling for local community and people in need

Micro/Co-living Design in Hong Kong

Open Dementia and Magic: Empathising Dementia by Disrupting the Everyday

Fine Dying: Designing Living & Dying

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C819, Block C, Hong Kong Design Institute

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