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Design for Peace at Konstfack addresses current humanitarian challenges

Pressmeddelande   •   Okt 17, 2017 11:33 CEST

Design for Peace:Stockholm is a humanitarian design hackathon, hosted by Konstfack.
It features humanitarians, designers, makers and producers, hackers and entrepreneurs who address four current and pressing humanitarian challenges. Many of the insights applied in this hackathon come from direct experience from two years of fieldwork at Lesbos in Greece.

- Waste Management aimed at improving the resilience of refugee camps
- Community outreach for beneficiaries, donors and partners using VR, AI
- 21st century skills through Science Technology Engineering Arts & Making
- Distribution of monetary assistance to refugees

Welcome to the following lectures in room S1, more info about the speakers below:

Tuesday 17 October

16:00-17.00: Joe Coppard, Another Tomorrow, http://www.anothertomorrow.io/

17:00-18:00: Katerina Salta, Organisation Earth http://www.organizationearth.org/en/

Wednesday 18 October

16:00-17.00: Johan Karlsson, Better Shelter http://www.bettershelter.org/

Thursday 19 October

16:00-17.00: Erol Yayboke, Center for Strategic and International Studies http://www.csis.org

Joe Coppard, Another Tomorrow
Another Tomorrow enable change through prototyping, perspectives and process. Their approach combines design thinking, interdisciplinary collaboration and decades of experience in digital production, hackathon design and scaling products. Another Tomorrow enable change across industries and societies with people like WWF, Swedbank, SvergiesRadio, PWC and Wieden+Kennedy. Joe is a creative director and facilitator from London living and working in Stockholm. As co-founder of Protothon Joe pioneered hackathons and interdisciplinary collaboration as a way to forge the future.

Katerina Salta, Organisation Earth
Katerina was born in Athens and studied Marketing. She started volunteering in 2004 in animal welfare, environmental and humanitarian organizations. She was the Project Manager of “Moirazomai”, a Greek NGO supporting people living in proverty in Greece. In November 2015 she traveled to Lesvos as an independent volunteer. She volunteered in Idomeni and then, when the EU borders closed, she found herself at the Port of Piraeus, which had became an unofficial camp. As an Organization Earth volunteer, she helped cook more than 130,000 meals and also facilitated volunteers’ coordination, NFI distribution, legal support, vulnerable cases etc. In May 2016, Earth Refugee, the initiative of Organization Earth to support refugees and asylum seekers in Greece was founded and Katerina was hired as the Program Director. Since then, Earth Refugee runs educational and recreational programs in the biggest camp in Greece mainland, Skaramagas, as well as out of the camps.

Johan Karlsson, Better Shelter
Johan Karlsson is the Managing Director of Better Shelter, a social enterprise that develops and provides innovative housing solutions for persons displaced by armed conflicts and natural disasters. The organization has received various accolades for design. Johan was recently ranked as one of the top 5 sustainability entrepreneurs in Sweden. During his tenure at Better Shelter, Johan has been an integral part of driving the original innovative product idea of the sustainable shelter to commercialization and delivery. He has held product and business development roles within the organization and been focused on developing and building meaningful partnerships with various humanitarian focused organizations like the United Nations Higher Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the IKEA foundation.

Erol Yayboke, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Erol Yayboke is deputy director and fellow with the Project on U.S. Leadership in Development (USLD) and Project on Prosperity and Development (PPD) at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Joining CSIS in January 2017, his main day-to-day role is advancing USLD and PPD’s research agendas. His specific research interests include the role of the private sector in the developing world, foreign direct investment, the future of U.S. foreign assistance, good governance, development economics, and international finance. Previously, he served in several capacities with the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. Immediately prior to that, he was a program/research manager on the Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) team at the Center for International Development at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. Mr. Yayboke also has long-term field experience working for organizations (Global Communities, Save the Children, and AECOM International Development) in Iraq, Afghanistan, South Sudan, and the Somali Region of Ethiopia, serving in various senior country and project management roles.

Design for Peace c/o Konstfack,  LM Ericssons väg 14, subway station Telefonplan

Konstfack är Sveriges största konstnärliga högskola och har sedan 1844 utbildat morgondagens konstnärer, designer, konsthantverkare, inredningsarkitekter, bild- och slöjdlärare. Alla våra utbildningar, liksom vår forskning, vilar på konstnärlig grund och vi har idag cirka 900 studenter och 200 anställda. www.konstfack.se

Konstfack är Sveriges största konstnärliga högskola och har sedan 1844 utbildat morgondagens konstnärer, designer, konsthantverkare, inredningsarkitekter, bild- och slöjdlärare. Alla våra utbildningar, liksom vår forskning, vilar på konstnärlig grund och vi har idag cirka 900 studenter och 200 anställda. www.konstfack.se

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