DVERSTY are hosting a series of debates to explore... 

Intentional Engineering

Over a series of three online events we'll be discussing how we have shaped society in the past, present and for the future

Have engineers really made society better?

Do you see injustices caused from careless engineering?

 

Does our profession enable us to be the engineers we wanted to become?

Can we still have the same cultures as the engineers of the industrial revolution?

Each week we want to provide a platform for speakers to present their points-of-view, research, and expertise. After posing some controversial and thought-provoking questions we want to open up a debate amongst the speakers and close with an opportunity for Q&A from the audience. 
 

Join us to challenge the ethos that underpins the industry and plays an important role in society.

CALL FOR SPEAKERS 

If you are interested in joining us as a speaker, or as an audience member please get in touch. 

We want to hear from everyone - whatever you answer to the above questions, even if you think they don't even need to be asked. 

  
If you have a topic which you'd like to present upon, but can't see how it will fit with a suggested topic above, please still get in touch and we’d love to work together to shape this event. 

CURRENT TOPIC SUGGESTIONS 
We would like to welcome other ideas that should be brought to the discussion - get in contact!

 

The Past: Date TBC 
Statues, historical assets and heritage should be reviewed as part of engineering projects, and engineers should be involved in the decision.


The Present: Date TBC
Are we building and developing the right things in the right places? Can some negative impacts for some, ever be outweighed by benefits for others?


The Future: Date TBC
Whose responsibility is it to ensure that what we design, build and develop products that have positive socio-economic impacts around the world?

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

Below are some speakers we already have confirmed, which we'll add to as more are confirmed. 
Once all speakers are arranged we'll confirm who is speaking on which day. 


Johannah Fenning

Discussing the Reclaim Brixton Project, which responds to government planning of urban spaces in relation to gentrification, accumulation and marginalised communities.

Joanna Tomlin

 How manufacturing decisions and international supply chains dictate economies. 
 

CALL FOR SPEAKERS 

If you are interested in joining us as a speaker, or as an audience member please get in touch. 

We want to hear from everyone - whatever you answer to the above questions, even if you think they don't even need to be asked. 

  
If you have a topic which you'd like to present upon, but can't see how it will fit with a suggested topic above, please still get in touch and we’d love to work together to shape this event.