From Awareness to Action: Service Design for Climate Action

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1179 King Street W

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Toronto, ON M6K 3C5

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Experts in climate action, sustainability, and design for the circular economy discuss their work through the lens of service design.

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This panel discussion will provide a platform for different perspectives and approaches to reducing climate warming and creating positive climate impact for sustaining life on earth. There are many adjacent design approaches to this work, including life-centred design, ecological design thinking, regenerative design, and others. The panel discussion will be relevant to service design practitioners and anyone working in sectors that have implications for the climate, the environment, and social justice.

The panelists will discuss disciplines that incorporate or seek to incorporate service design in support of this endeavour, including strategic approaches and tactics for climate action and design for the circular economy and sustainability—all through the lens of service design capabilities.

The panel will be followed by a Q&A so that audience members and facilitators can collectively make sense of the discussion and address questions about the impact of service design work in this space.

Key Takeaways:

  • Contextual overview of seminal climate research and findings, the response by government and industry, resulting consumer choices, and current effects on the environment
  • An overview of the global community of practice and an understanding of key concepts
  • Exploration of the different and unique approaches each panelist brings to this space, their convergences and divergences
  • New mindsets for starting conversations that can help service designers move forward from a place of fear or passive awareness toward action

Panelists:

Aran Baker is a design strategist from the San Francisco Bay Area and the founder of Cohere Design Lab, a social impact design consultancy working at the intersection of climate change, equity, and health.

Emily Wright is a Seattle-based climate resilience designer and co-founder of Culture SHIFT. She collaborates with communities to build climate resilience through justice- and healing-centred processes.

Rachel Hollowgrass is a user experience designer for information systems at the University of California. Her background includes urban planning, geospatial data, and interactive math curricula.

Jesse Grimes is a senior-level independent service designer (kolmiot.com) in Amsterdam, Senior Vice President of the SDN, and Editor-in-Chief of the SDN journal Touchpoint. He will be teaching the SDN Academy master class Service Design for the Circular Economy at this year's Service Design Global Conference.

Mark Singh is a program manager for the City of Toronto's environment and energy division and serves as a senior member of the Live Green Toronto team, with a special focus on strategic direction, program review, and efficiency.

Francesca Brkic is a Project Manager within Make Fashion Circular, an initiative launched by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in May 2018. Francesca’s focus is on building the evidence base and collaborating with brands and investors for innovative business models such as rental, subscription and pre-loved clothing.

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1179 King Street W

#101

Toronto, ON M6K 3C5

Canada

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