I’m currently co-organising the Design for Social Innovation Symposium along with Lee Ryan (Springboard Ideas), Billy Matheson (Auckland Council) and Desna Whaanga-Schollum (Nga Aho). The symposium, taking place on the 15th and 16th of July 2015, aims to explore the emerging intersection of design, social and impact in Aotearoa.
One of the catalysts for the symposium is the growing investment and interest in co-design and social design approaches in Aoteaora. We are hoping to bring together a range of practitioners from different sectors to connect and share learnings, as well as challenge ourselves around where we want to head in the future. We are particularly keen to explore what is happening at the intersections of different disciplines, what is needed for co-design to have greater social impact, and what co-design practices that are “of here” might look like.
Find out more on the website www.designforsocialinnovation.nz