Asking how to understand where we are and where we should go:
My practice is situated around a questioning of what exists and how to evaluate that through social practice and envisioning collaborative ways to engage communities and groups in processes of innovation. Facilitating workshops, presenting ideas through new perspectives, and performing in the public realm are my methods of departing the principles of design into the social consciousness. Moving from a desire to democratize design towards a process of designing democracy. We have the tools to re-design the world that we live in and that we shape for the future. The common good is inherently social — this is your call to action!
Mumbai + Lonavala, Maharashtra, India: Co-facilitated an innovation program with 472 MBA students working on more than 50 projects using Design Thinking. Project PDF
New York City, New York, USA: Sat on the development committee and facilitated portions of the conference’s events. Website
New York City, New York, USA: Designed and facilitated the opening and closing workshops with colleagues from Transdisciplinary Design. Website
Venice + Mestre/Marghera, Venizia, Italy: Developed an anthropological investigation around the cultural implications of the redesign of a transit hub. Publication
Manizales + Rio Sucio + Anserma + Aguadas, Caldas, Colombia: Facilitated visioning and innovation workshop sessions with artisans in partnership with Universidad Autónoma de Manizales Website
New York City, New York, USA: Developed a deeper understanding of the value of micro-insurance to climate-vulnerable populations. Video