Yoko Akama

Yoko Akama

Yoko Akama

Dr Yoko Akama is an Associate Professor in communication design at RMIT University. Her design practice is informed by Japanese philosophy of between-ness and mindfulness, to consider how and what futures can be created together. She has won several awards for her research with communities to strengthen their adaptive capacity for disaster resilience in Australia.

Her current work contributes towards the efforts of Indigenous Nations enact self-determination and governance. Yoko is a leader and co-founder of several design networks – Service Design Melbourne and Design and Social Innovation in Asia-Pacific – to support a diverse community of practice to tackle complex problems through design.

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Do Good, Be Good: Conference

How can artists and designers make social change? Do Good, Be Good is a symposium about art and creative work that both makes meaning and catalyses change...

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