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Partying at the intersection of innovation, collaboration and social change. Equipped with a bag of tricks including design, anthropology and story-telling.
Previously 4+ years on the OpenIDEO Team as Community Cross-pollinator. What a wild ride!
A low-income community-based art initiative in Dharavi, Mumbai – which cited an opportunity to connect resource constrained urban residents with health experts and artists – to share skills plus knowledge, discuss issues and create ways of spreading
Much attention gets paid to micro-lending – but here's an example of an awesome micro-savings initiative run in Indian low-income contexts by all women-teams. "Only some poor people will benefit from the chance to borrow – but almost all will benefit
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Communities become resilient from within. Some of the best ideas for improving community life – health & well-being, social interaction, safety, etc can best conceptualised by the community itself. How can we support and encourage processes which pro
Dual purpose cups + learning aids. Supplemented with a fan-deck booklet which encourages a wide range of activities – which aim to enhance lessons by promoting experiential and creative learning over rote.
Here's a couple of images I've captured in slums in India (Mumbai + Ahmedabad) which show children being inventive with what ever is available. Can a platform be designed which encourages, builds upon and rewards this kind of creativity – possibly w
OMG Arjan. Not only has it been great to see you chiming in here after all this time but also was blown away to see on Twitter today that you'd made your own version of these for your European location. Ace to see that we old-school OpenIDEATORS still have the global collaborative chops we had 10 years ago!
Hey Luisa. Great to hear from you and well done to the team on getting this challenge up and running so fast. Isolation is compulsory for foreigners arriving since Sunday to New Zealand, otherwise it's currently voluntary.
I lived in Hong Kong when SARS happened, so when we created these flyers I was trying to get ahead of the changes that might happen over the numbers of people who will feel the need / be asked to self isolate.
Yes – we're getting a great uptake of volunteers down here. Students are forming support squads, community groups rallying – and folks across the country are telling us that they are distributing these flyers.
Regards from afar to my former colleagues at IDEO!
Hi Maria. Glad you are throwing yourself behind this challenge! I’ve removed myself from your teams a few times but keep getting added back in. Can you please remove me from ALL your teams as I am not currently available to collaborate. Thanks.