In Designing With - People Powered Social Change you’ll find out how collaborative, participatory, human-centred and design-led processes can...

Designing with People Powered Social Change

Location:

140 George St
2000 NSW
Australia

Designing with People Powered Social Change

Speakers

Kerry Graham

Kerry Graham

Founder & Director of Collaboration for Impact

Kerry has worked in social change for over 20 years. Her purpose is to evolve the way social change happens in Australia for the benefit of young people. Kerry is a founder and director of Collaboration for Impact — Australia’s leading organisation for enabling people to tackling big, tough problems and create large scale impact through collaboration.

In this role, Kerry provides support to and curates learning for communities, corporations, governments, philanthropy and non-profit organisations on how to drive large-scale social change in intractable social challenges. Kerry also lectures on collaborative practice with Centre for Social Impact at University of New South Wales.

Jax Wechsler

Jax Wechsler

Founder of Social Design Sydney

Jax is passionate about the potential for design to enable better futures for people and the planet. She is an accomplished human-centred designer with over 15 years' professional experience within the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Passionate about the value of human-centred design for social impact, Jax founded a community of practice, Social Design Sydney which aims to create conversation about social design. Jax shares her expertise and passion for design and social impact by providing codesign consulting services as Sticky Design Studio, writing, lecturing, and convening masterclasses and events for Social Design Sydney.

Mathan Ratinam

Mathan Ratinam

Design Specialist at the World Bank

Dr Mathan Ratinam has over eighteen years' experience as a design professional and educator and spent the last decade operating at the intersection of design, humanitarianism and international development. He is the Lead Design Specialist in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit at the World Bank supporting operations in Mauritania, Tanzania, Madagascar, Malawi, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. His primary work is on the World Bank’s Climate Technology Program.

The program supports the private sector in developing countries to design and scale novel technologies and business models to address local climate challenges. Ratinam has also been engaged as a strategic designer by the White House, various UN agencies, the US Dept of Defense, international NGOs and serves as an advisor to the Australian Governments Dept of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He holds a PhD in Architecture from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia.

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Event Details

In Designing With - People Powered Social Change you’ll find out how collaborative, participatory, human-centred and design-led processes can be applied to the increasingly complex issues facing our society today. Our panel of experts focus on ‘Designing with’ people in very different scenarios. Hear case studies and research for participatory projects ranging from community to global initiatives. This is an opportunity to explore the relationship between design, civic participation, development and social change and what it takes to make a meaningful, sustainable social impact.

Jax Wechsler will discuss how participatory and human-centred design can support social change. Mathan Ratinam will share some lessons learnt on the qualities, properties and limitations of design-led practice in international development. Kerry Graham will discuss collective impact through place-based social innovation case studies.

A panel discussion and audience Q&A will follow the presentation so bring all your questions.

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Access and Inclusion

For more accessibility information see the Vivid accessibility map.

  • Wheelchair accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.