Featuring Dr. Victor Garcia of CoreChange and Brewster Rhoads, Green Umbrella. An introduction to the new AIGA Design for Good initiative followed by a discussion on how creatives can get involved to help impact social change in Cincinnati through creative thinking.
For more info and tickets visit: aigacincinnati.org/designweek
Special thanks to Green Bean Delivery for sponsoring and providing appetizers!
Design for Good is a platform to build and sustain the implementation of design thinking for social change in Cincinnati. The initiative will create opportunities for designers’ to work with community leaders on social change projects that benefit the Cincinnati communities.
Can design thinking transform even the most troubled communities into “learning communities”? CoreChange is a community-wide effort to bring together improbable partners to co-create solutions that unleash the possibilities of the urban core. Using proven planning methodologies of Appreciative Inquiry, Systems Thinking, Asset-Based Community Development and Design Thinking, CoreChange will compliment regional planning efforts by addressing three objective that have proven challenging to sustain: Systemic solutions aimed at urban poverty and its effects; Effective civic investment by the residents most impacted by those conditions; A conviction of shared accountability for urban problems among those who live outside the core.
Green Umbrella is a non-profit organization working to improve the economic vitality and quality of life in the region around Cincinnati by maximizing the collective impact of individuals and organizations dedicated to environmental sustainability. In partnership with our area’s leading planning initiatives — Vision 2015 in Northern Kentucky and Agenda 360 in Southwestern Ohio — Green Umbrella facilitates collaboration among over 100 area non-profits, businesses, educational institutions and governmental entities focused on the environmental aspects of sustainability. With our members, we aim to meet the environmental, social, and economic needs of today while preserving the ability of future generations to do the same.