MaRS Global Leadership -
Helsinki Design Lab (HDL) uses strategic design to uncover the "architecture" of large-scale social challenges and develop more holistic, complete solutions for improvement.
HDL is an initiative by Sitra, The Finnish Innovation Fund, to advance strategic design as a way to re-examine, rethink and redesign the systems we've inherited from the past. Innovative and generous with their findings, HDL has become a highly respected global leader in strategic design for social innovation.
Come and hear how HDL operates and how their successful Studio Model works. Through case studies, we’ll learn new ways to apply strategic design methods here in Canada.
Presented in partnership with the SiG Inspiring Action for Social Impact Series
|Bryan Boyer||Before joining HDL, Bryan Boyer worked as an independent architect, software programmer and technology entrepreneur. He received his BFA with Honors from the Rhode Island School of Design, and his M.Arch from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Bryan is co-author of the HDL book, In Studio: Recipes for Systemic Change.|
When & Where
MaRS Discovery District, Social Innovation Generation & Ashoka Canada present
MaRS (www.marsdd.com) is a large scale, mission driven innovation centre located in Toronto and networked across Ontario, focused on building Canada’s next generation of technology companies.
MaRS works closely with entrepreneurs to grow and scale their ventures into global market leaders in life sciences and health care, information, communications and entertainment technologies, cleantech, advanced materials and engineering, as well as innovative social purpose businesses.
Social Innovation Generation (SiG) (www.sigeneration.ca) is a collaborative partnership founded by The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, the University of Waterloo, the MaRS Discovery District, and the PLAN Institute. Our ultimate goal is to support whole system change through changing the broader economic, cultural and policy context in Canada to allow social innovations to flourish.
Ashoka (canada.ashoka.org) is the global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs – individuals with system-changing solutions for the world’s most urgent social problems. Ashoka is redefining the global citizen sector by creating a system of collaborative entrepreneurship. Connecting the work of individual social entrepreneurs to business, academic and public sector partners, they create a network effect driving the sector forward and developing new solutions to global problems.