Activism + Impact

Panel 2: Activism + Impact

Wednesday, May 22, 9:45am

Registrants may attend all three panels.

By integrating the expertise and knowledge of key individuals, particularly those closest to complex societal challenges, participatory processes can help us improve our systems for everyone involved. In this discussion, designers, community organizers, government officials, and experts in finance and urban systems, including Paola Aguirre Serrano (BORDERLESS Studio), Steven Babitch (Presidential Innovation Fellow), Jorge Camacho, Sara Cantor Aye (Greater Good Studio), and Eleanor Gorski (City of Chicago) will discuss how they coordinate individual efforts to produce systemic change. Read more...

Biased algorithms, accessibility issues, automation and planned obsolescence can all lead to suboptimal products, services, and systems.

What can alternative, emerging models of developing and scaling change teach us? How can we lead processes of transformative social innovation within the context of market dynamics?

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Panelists

Paola Aguirre

Paola Aguirre Serrano
Founder, BORDERLESS Studio

Steven Babitch

Steven Babitch
Presidential Innovation Fellow

Jorge Camacho

Jorge Camacho
Strategic Design and Foresight Practitioner

Sara Cantor Aye

Sara Cantor Aye
Co-founder and Executive Director, Greater Good Studio

Eleanor Gorski

Eleanor Gorski
Bureau Chief, Planning, Historic Preservation and Sustainability City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development