Tales of the Field: Amplio Talking Books in Ghana
Design Thinking Roundtable
by ERA Chair in Social Innovation @ Nova SBE
2M ago
Tales of the Field is a podcast series which gives voice to social activists and social innovators who work in and with their communities to create social impact and sustainable change. They share with us their work in the field - where they  tackle complex social issues and aim to create sustainable change and social impact. At its core, their work is human-centered, systemic and always informed by a deep understanding of the context and people’s lives. In this episode, we talked with Gilbert Nkpeniyeng, who after working as a program officer with Amplio Network, is currently doing ..read more
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Tales of the Field: Street Lab, reinventing the street through pop-ups
Design Thinking Roundtable
by ERA Chair in Social Innovation @ Nova SBE
4M ago
Tales of the Field is a podcast series which gives voice to social activists and social innovators who work in and with their communities to create social impact and sustainable change. They share with us their work in the field - where they  tackle complex social issues and aim to create sustainable change and social impact. At its core, their work is human-centered, systemic and always informed by a deep understanding of the context and people’s lives. In this episode, we talked with Leslie Davol, co-founder and executive director of Street Lab, a nonprofit that creates and shares ..read more
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Co-design for social impact
Design Thinking Roundtable
by ERA Chair in Social Innovation @ Nova SBE
4M ago
Tanya Bhandari is a communication designer from India who has been working in the social impact space for over a decade. Currently she is the Design Director at ⁠YLabs⁠ in Kigali, Rwanda. She was previously Design Lead at ⁠UNICEF’s Office of Innovation⁠ (New York), Design Fellow at ⁠Center for Urban Pedagogy⁠ (New York), and Designer at ⁠Teach for India⁠ (Mumbai.) In this episode, reflecting on the projects she has been involved, Tanya stressed the power of co-design, where young people lead the process and participate from beginning to end. Tanya t ..read more
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Social Innovator in Residence: Liz Gerber
Design Thinking Roundtable
by ERA Chair in Social Innovation @ Nova SBE
6M ago
Liz Gerber is a professor at Northwestern University, co-director of Northwestern’s Center for Human Computer Interaction + Design, and faculty founder of Design for America, a national award-winning network of interdisciplinary students who work together to solve problems they care about in their community. Liz works at the works at the intersection of design, social computing, and organizational behavior to understand the future of collaboration and in particular. for social impact. Gerber co-directs the Delta Lab whose mission is to create technology-based systems to enhance learning ..read more
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Design for government, climate and science
Design Thinking Roundtable
by ERA Chair in Social Innovation @ Nova SBE
9M ago
Sara Camnasio is a multi-disciplinary designer and researcher focused on government (public services), science, and climate projects. Her work spans from integrating design mindsets into environmental and conservation projects, creating educational curricula to engage students on STEAM topics, to helping improve public and private services and products.  After spending 5 years conducting Astrophysics research at the American Museum of Natural History and at telescopes around the world for 5 years, Sara decided to dive into design to apply design thinking methods to science and conservatio ..read more
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Design as a tool for social change, impact, and innovation
Design Thinking Roundtable
by ERA Chair in Social Innovation @ Nova SBE
1y ago
In this episode, our guest was Laetitia Wolff,  a creative strategist, design curator, published author, and self-described cultural engineer and the former director of strategic initiatives at AIGA in NY. Laetitia lives, works and teaches in the South of France following 20+ years spent in New York. She consults and creates projects that generate new discourses, meaningful practices and experiences using design as a tool for social change, impact, and innovation. She brings design to cities, through research-action projects, curated programs, and citizen engagement initiat ..read more
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Social Innovator in Residence: Karine Sarkissian
Design Thinking Roundtable
by ERA Chair in Social Innovation @ Nova SBE
1y ago
Karine Sarkissian is a founding partner at Tamar Capital (2016), a single-family office based between the Middle East, the UK, and the US. She oversees the FO’s Impact and Venture portfolio. Designer and Design Strategist by background, Karine has extensive experience in social innovation for urban and economic development initiatives within New York City and Internationally. Leveraging her expertise, she co-founded Le Studio as part of Tamar Capital to actively support portfolio companies and investors alike through design, impact measurement, and strategy development. Since inception 2 years ..read more
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Tales of the Field: Tonya Gayle, Executive Director of Green City Force and advocate for economic justice for young people of color
Design Thinking Roundtable
by ERA Chair in Social Innovation @ Nova SBE
1y ago
Tales of the Field is a podcast series which gives voice to social activists and social innovators who work in and with their communities to create social impact and sustainable change. They share with us their work in the field - where they  tackle complex social issues and aim to create sustainable change and social impact. At its core, their work is human-centered, systemic and always informed by a deep understanding of the context and people’s lives. In this episode, we talked with Tonya Gayle, Executive Director of Green City Force (GCF) and an advocate for economic justice for ..read more
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Design Research for Sustainability
Design Thinking Roundtable
by ERA Chair in Social Innovation @ Nova SBE
1y ago
In this episode, I talked with Joana Casaca Lemos, a design researcher passionate about sustainability innovation. Joana runs an independent practice where she supports organisations in ensuring that sustainability is at the forefront of business. She is currently launching Unusual Research - the first global collective of creatives with sustainability expertise. Joana shared with me her view on design for sustainability and related terms like planet-centered design and circular design. The organizations Joana works with are increasingly interested in getting help in making their products and ..read more
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Tales of the Field: Pushpa Joshi, a Nepalese social activist
Design Thinking Roundtable
by ERA Chair in Social Innovation @ Nova SBE
1y ago
Tales of the Field is a podcast series which gives voice to social activists and social innovators who work in and with their communities  to create social impact and sustainable change. They share with us their work in the field - where they  tackle complex social issues and aim to create sustainable change and social impact. At its core, their work is human-centered, systemic and always informed by a deep understanding of the context and people’s lives. In this episode, we talked with Pushpa Joshi, a young Nepalese social activist, passionate about the issues of gender and sexualit ..read more
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