CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS | LONDON | UK

THURSDAY 14TH & FRIDAY 15TH DECEMBER 2017  

#HACK4PEACE

HACK FOR PEACE

INTERNATIONAL  HUMANITARIAN HACKATHON

HACK FOR PEACE

WORLD HUMANITARIAN HACKATHON

 JOIN THE MOVEMENT AND #HACK4PEACE

WIN CASH & PRIZES 

IMPLEMENT YOUR IDEA IN  REFUGEE CAMPS OF GREECE 

Thursday 14 

December 2017

10.00-11.00

CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS

VENUE: E003

MEET THE MENTORS

THE CHALLENGES

11.00-13.00

CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS

VENUE: E003

Thursday 14 

December 2017

Thursday 14 

December 2017

HACK FOR PEACE

14.00-20.00

CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS

VENUE: E003

Friday 15 

December 2017

THE PITCH! 

10.00-14.00

CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS

VENUE: E003

The DESIGN FOR PEACE HACKATHON is a knowledge-intensive innovation workshop which will take place in Central Saint Martins in London UK on the 14th and 15th of December 2017. During the PEACE HACKATHON designers, makers, producers, engineers, writers, programmers and techies will create and  accelerate projects that enable refugees to integrate in European communities, by gaining quality education and access to 21st Century employable skills. Participants will compete to win cash, prizes and services that will enable them to implement their project and idea on the refugee camps of Greece.

#HACK4PEACE awards

Months incubation in Greece with the program PEACEMAKERS that will enable to ideas to be implemented in refugee camps and hospitality centers in Greece

1000 

Euros in Cash aimed at realizing your project

exposure

Media exposure through different networks of creative entrepreneurs 

#HACK4PEACE THE CHALLENGES

The challenges we aim to address during the #HACK4PEACE HACKATHON are:

  • Educational content that enables children and youth to acquire Makers skills, through Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Making (S.T.E.A.M) courses.

  • Tech-related services that enable refugees to gain access to knowledge and skills by enabling distant or self-directed learning.

  • Projects that enable refugees to acquire creative, high tech and management skills that enable them to become entrepreneurs for the economy of the 21st Century. 

#HACK4PEACE THE MENTORS

ARIS PAPADOPOULOS | Founder & Director of Innovation | L A T R A

Aris is a Humanitarian Entrepreneur & Founder of award-winning LATRA, the world’s first incubator situated inside a refugee camp in his native island of Lesbos.  LATRA specializes in circular design, environmental engineering & digital applications for the humanitarian sector, and its goal is to empower beneficiaries with 21st Century skills, in order to become directors of their lives and combat the adversities that they, and their communities face. LATRA was the winner of the Global Be.Creative Challenge 2017, Shortlisted for the prestigious ARUP Global REsearch Challenge Award, as well as the Network for Innovation and Creativeity Europe Award. LATRA has also been awarded a Start-Up Grand and two Internationalisation Programs from Stimuleringsfonds Creative Industries in the Netherlands, as well as a Culture & Art Program by the Nordic Council of Ministers. 

JAGO BOASE | SHELTER TECHNICAL ADVISOR | SAVE THE CHILDREN

Structural Engineer & Shelter Technical Adviser at Save the Children, focusing on development and post-disaster reconstruction.  Jago worked in Tacloban for two years after Typhoon Haiyan (the ‘Streetlight Tacloban’ project has been nominated for two awards at the 2017 World Architecture Festival) and in 2016 hosted the Learning from Tacloban knowledge-sharing workshop. In July 2017 Jago hosted the Ramboll & Save the Children Refugee Shelter workshop in London.

ALEX WARNOCK SMITH | FOUNDER & DIRECTOR | URBAN PROJECTS BUREAU

Alex Warnock Smith is an architect and urbanist; he is the Course Leader in the Spatial Practices Programme of Central Saint Martins University in London, UK. He is the founding Director of Urban Projects Bureau (UPB), a multi-disciplinary design and research practice, working with international NGO’s and development agencies on issues of informal settlements, rapid urbanization and developing cities, including Transparency International and UN Habitat. Recent architectural projects include the design and construction of a Sixth Form Study Centre for Graveney School in London, which was awarded two RIBA Awards and a Wandsworth Design Award.

GASPARD BOS | FOUNDER | NEW STATE OF MATTER

Gaspard Bos is a transition designer and, with his company New State of Matter, provides "relationship therapy for people and things". For this, he has been awarded the Talent Development grant of the Creative Industries Fund NL that supports young Dutch designers. His way of therapy is to make use of data to improve the life of products and make them more meaningful to their users. He is currently working on a system that improves the shopping experience of secondhand clothing stores by making them digitally searchable. In another project he is researching how data from a surfer can be used to shape their boards in an environmentally good way. Gaspard also teaches social design courses at the Willem de Kooning Academy for Art & Design in Rotterdam and at Delft University of Technology. 

KATHLEEN ABERSON | CREATIVE DIRECTOR | HET PROCES

Kathleen is the Creative Director of the Rotterdam based design agency Het Proces, focusing on experience design as seen from a social perspective. Het Proces aims, through its projects to address societal, ecological and economical issues. They design and publish information to raise awareness about major social themes. Kathleen has led Het Proces to successfully collaborate with UNICEF, The Hague Humanity Hub and Leiden University, for projects focusing on humanitarian innovation. Kathleen was selected to partner and participate due to her experience in social & humanitarian design innovation for the purpose of awareness.

ANNE KOOIMAN | LECTURER SOCIAL WORK AND MASTER EDUCATION PROGRAM | UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES ROTTERDAM

Anne Kooiman is a part-time lecturer and researcher for social urban issues. She has work experience as a community worker and in child custody in disadvantaged neighborhoods in Rotterdam. Solidarity with the refugees has made her decide to do volunteering at Lesbos, in Moria, Kara Tepe and Caritas camps. In her own village, she supports various families building new daily lives. To gain more knowledge about the complexity of refugee themes, she studies refugee law and forced migration at the University of London. She strongly believes in the resilience of people,and the power of social innovative networks to create new perspectives together.

Dr MARIA FARAONE | OAA HUMANITARIAN ARCHITECT | 

OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY

Dr Maria Faraone is an architect and social urbanist working as practitioner - researcher as well as MArch Technology tutor at Oxford Brookes University. Her research focus is resettlement of marginalized communities and the role that the built environment plays in establishing two-way integration towards autonomy particularly related to participatory processes. She has worked recently with refugees in Europe, with local governments, with German and Italian institutions, and with Roma NGOs in understanding situations of resettlement-integration in parallel developing educational programs based on these challenges. These include Roma live project based secondary school program; and Creativity Foundation program for RIBA designed to bridge the gap for access to University education. Integration projects with Romanichal in the UK have been community workshop based linking government, locals businesses, local communities, journalists and NGOs groups. She has also used gaming to bring practice and education together with professional groups including at Oxford-based Global Climate Adaptation partnership.

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