Wise Innovation Gathering

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CCA IxD MDes Studio

1111 8th St

San Francisco, CA 94107

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Wise innovation is inclusive, agile, systemic and ... not always easy.

Join leaders in social innovation/design this Sunday to share best practices and build community.

This event is about our community. It is a time to gather, inspire and bridge the best of Social and technological design innovation.

Over the last week, we have been watching the clumsiness of Facebook trying to own its power.

The tech side shows agility with incredible privilege and a general disregard for unintended consequences. The social innovation side shows inclusivity and cares for systems. The technical design is innovative and breaks the rules, while the social can be slow and end in compromise.

What might a bridge between the two look like? What are the best practices, questions arising and next steps to consider when trying to bridge both worlds and what might a supportive community look like? We need each other to do this work, to build a strong, resilient network and ecosystem. That's what this event is about. We believe CCA, as a 110 year old non-profit dedicated to social justice can be a good place to gather.

Charlotte Hochman is a CCA distinguished visiting designer and Fulbright Fellow. She heads the Wow!Labs innovation studio based in London and explores the limits of co-innovation and co-determination running experiments with Syrian refugees in Paris and Berlin through PLACE, her most recent venture. She has a 15-year track-record leading social innovation experiments in different countries and is in SF on a quest to identify disruptive practices around needs-based innovation and other related fields.

George Ayer is the Founder of Greater Good Studio in Chicago, which designs programs and services to address some of society's toughest challenges. Greater Good Studio believes that the best way to empower clients and communities is to put the design process in their hands. Watch George's presentation at SXSW last week around designer power and privilege (last 8 minutes).

The “Wise Innovation" gathering focuses on questions arising from design, inclusion, agility, power, and privilege.

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