Care x Design

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Event Description

HarvardxDesign is an annual conference launched in 2012 and led by students at the Harvard Graduate School of Design this year. We bring together creative thinkers, industry leaders, professors, and students to engage, debate, and reinterpret the design process across scales and sectors. Our goal is to share knowledge, tools, and resources that can empower creatives to become change agents through design.

Care is everything that is done to cultivate, maintain, and repair. This year, we aim to unearth the critical role of Care by Design in transforming society, organizations, and individuals — it is in and through care that we design outcomes of meaning and connectivity. Confronted by the wear and tear of diverse systems and communities, we invite creatives to explore the fruits of unsung heroes and sow seeds of care through uncharted, emergent practices in design, health, policy, education, and the environment. Join us on April 02, 2023, in reshaping our interpretations of care and be empowered to grow in gestures of humility.

Panel 1: Take Care
Edward Salonga / Senior Product Designer, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Kathleen Brandenburg / Co-Founder, Co-CEO at IA Collaborative
Khahlil Louisy / Senior Data Smart Fellow, Bloomberg Center for Cities

Panel 2: Share Care
Anmol Mehra / Co-Founder of Plugin House, PBC
Juhan Sonin / Creative Sandpaper, GoInvo & MIT
Michael J. Bobbitt / Executive Director, Mass Cultural Council

Panel 3: Forms of Care
Raleigh Tomlinson / Senior Product Designer, Headspace Health
Tina Grotzer / Principal Research Scientist in Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Tyler King / Senior UX Researcher, SAP

Care Conversation with MIT Educational Justice Institute
Lee Perlman / Ph.D., Co-Director, Educational Justice Institute at MIT

Note: Our event begins with an optional yoga session with a certified trainer included in your ticket. Yoga starts at 9:15 am and please bring your yoga clothes, yoga mat, and a change of clothing if you want to participate.

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