Design 4 Conservation: a toolkit for collaborative innovation
Our planet is currently facing urgent, systemic, global challenges that require new paradigms of collaboration that enable radical innovation in the ways that we relate to our environment. In Western cultures particularly, there need to be more methodologies to balance connection, empathy, and spirituality with rigorous methods that guide the sustainable deployment of projects. We intend to honor our obligations as Tantaga Tiriti through a decolonial and pluriversal approach to grand challenges. The D4C method enables communities to be a part of their own solutions autonomously, upholding their values and their independence, ultimately creating a more resilient landscape characterized by local partners connected to themselves, the land, and each other. In this workshop, you will be introduced to the Design 4 Conservation toolkit, play with the tools and learn how to co-design sustainable initiatives. Learn more at design4conservation.com
I am a Design Strategist focused on Conservation, Sustainability and Social Innovation with 15+ years of experience which have turned me into a passionate, versatile and strategic problem-solver. I believe in co-creation and collaboration for resilient innovation. I have studied Industrial Design in Argentina, got a specialising Master from Politécnico di Milano and a PhD in Environmental Engineering. I am currently a lecturer, researcher and consultant. I am a daughter of Papatūānuku, a mother of two beautiful girls, and a DiveMaster.