WHAT: Ideas for Impact Speaker Series: Re-Design for Social Innovation
SPEAKER: Bryan Boyer of Helsinki Design Lab
WHERE: Theatre, UBC Robson Square
WHEN: Thursday 15th November, 2012, from 6:30-8:30pm
Please come and join us for our next Ideas for Impact Speaker series event. We will be joined by Bryan Boyer of Helsinki Design Lab who will speak on social innovation. This event is open to the general public, please register in advance.
Helsinki Design Lab (HDL) uses strategic design to uncover the “architecture” of large-scale challenges and develop more holistic, complete solutions for improvement. HDL is an initiative by Sitra, The Finnish Innovation Fund, to advance strategic design as a way to re-examine, re-think, and re-design the systems we’ve inherited from the past. Truly innovative and relentlessly generous with their findings, HDL has become a global leader in strategic design for social innovation.
At Sitra Bryan Boyer focuses on building the Helsinki Design Lab initiative in Finland while sharing their ideas around the world. This includes their Studio Model, as well as the HDL Global event and website. Before joining HDL, Bryan Boyer worked as an independent architect, software programmer, and technology entrepreneur. He received his BFA with Honors from the Rhode Island School of Design, and his M.Arch from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He is co-author of the HDL book In Studio: Recipes for Systemic Change.