CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS 

LONDON | UK | 13 DECEMBER 2017 

DESIGN FOR PEACE 

WORLD HUMANITARIAN DESIGN SUMMIT 

 

The DESIGN FOR PEACE SUMMIT is a knowledge-intensive networking event, aimed at bringing together the world’s most prominent humanitarian, social innovators, entrepreneurs, design pioneers and global makers.

 

The DESIGN FOR PEACE SUMMIT’s goal is to fundamentally rethink how Design, Innovation and Entrepreneurship can become powerful tools in changing the world for the better, by ending the suffering of the 65 million of women, men and children affected by armed conflicts and environmental disasters.

 

The DESIGN FOR PEACE SUMMIT will feature a series of key-note presentations interspersed with panel discussions, framed around 4 distinct themes:

 

  • Design Innovation

  • Well-Being

  • Digital Education

  • Social Entrepreneurship

 

The aim of the DFP Summit is to:

 

  • Profile social innovators to a wide public audience

  • Establish key relationships between key partners and shareholders

  • Accelerate projects in refugee hubs across Europe in collaboration with a wide network of international partners

  • Share and exchange the knowledge created by today’s humanitarian pioneers

  • Create conditions for exchanges, collaborations and cross-overs between multidisciplinary actors, representing governments, knowledge institutions, social organizations, enterprises and financiers.

Social Entrepreneurship

Wednesday 13 

December 2017

Design Innovation

09.30 - 13.30

CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS

VENUE: E003

Wednesday 13 

December 2017

14.30 -16.00

CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS

VENUE: E002

Well - Being

Wednesday 13 

December 2017

16.15 - 17.45

CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS

VENUE: E002

Digital Education

Wednesday 13 

December 2017

18.00-19.30

CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS

VENUE: E002

SUMMIT SPEAKERS

ALEX GLENNIE | PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER | NESTA

Alex is a Principal Researcher in the International Innovation team. She leads international research projects examining new trends and practices in innovation, with a particular focus on government policy and international development. She is a lead author of Nesta's comparative international study of innovation agencies around the world, and a core member of the team delivering the Global Innovation Policy Accelerator, a pioneering collaborative development programme for innovation policy leaders and managers that is being supported by the UK’s Newton Fund.

JOSEPHINE GOUBE | CEO | TECHFUGEES

Nominated two times in a row by Forbes as one of the top 30 under 30 Social Entrepreneur in 2016 and 2017, Joséphine is an hacktivist for migrants and refugees' inclusion in Europe. As CEO of Techfugees, a non-profit coordinating the tech community' response to the refugee situation, Josephine promotes the use of mobile & new digital technologies to empower the displaced and provide them access to information, healthcare, and education. She previously worked as tech evangelist for the web-based cross border recruitment platform, Yborder, worked as an informal expert on immigration for the EU commission and helped build a web-based AI for migrants to apply to visa to Europe for tech startup Migreat.

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.

RADMILA FORTUNE WEST | REFUGEE SUPPORT RESTORING FAMILY LINKS DEVELOPMENT AND FUNDRAISING ADVISOR  | BRITISH RED CROSS

Radmila has over 20 years of experience supporting asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants in various roles in the UK and has held a number of positions across the Yorkshire and Humber region including at British Red Cross, Refugee Council and Northern Refugee Centre.  She has significant experience of frontline advice and advocacy provision, project development and management and excellent insight into how to improve services with refugees and asylum seekers. Currently, Radmila is working at the British Red Cross Refugee Support and Restoring Family Links (RSRFL) national Development team helping to drive forward development and fundraising ambitions within RSRFL and ensure maximum long-term impact through collaboratively developing a national funding strategy.

FELICITAS ZU DOHNA | FORESIGHT ANALYST | ARUP FORESIGHT, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

Felicitas is an Analyst in Arup’s Foresight team, a think-tank and consultancy exploring the future of the built environment. She focusses on the planning and delivery of workshops and client engagements, as well as research and analysis of the major challenges and trends affecting the built environment, society, and culture. Felicitas’ work spans a broad range of sectors and feed into the team’s foresight and strategy programmes, including trend research, scenario planning and visioning. She is the programme manager of ‘Inspire’, Arup’s leading platform for built environment insight and coordinates a global network of innovation champions. Through global outreach, knowledge sharing and contextual insight she facilitates conversation about change to foster globally responsible engineering.

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. 

JULIA SMITH | RESEARCH FELLOW | LSE CITIES

Julia is an architectural designer and urban researcher at LSE Cities, an international centre at LSE. At Cities she leads on the Centre's research on Indian governance and urban renewal schemes and is currently a Royal Commission of 1851 Fellow continuing the work of her PhD on housing and sanitation through practice-based research embedded in building projects in India. Her work has won numerous awards including Emerging Woman Architect of the Year (2014) and NLA Award (shortlist, 2016). In 2016 she was part of a group exhibit in the British Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale. She has lectured around the world and taught at the Bartlett School of Architecture, the Architectural Association and currently teach on the masters Cities Programme at LSE, and a masters design studio at Central Saint Martins.

KARIEN VERMEULEN | HEAD OF PROGRAMME  | WAAG SOCIETY

Karien Vermeulen is Head of Programme of Waag Society’s Creative Learning Lab. Waag Society develops creative technology for social innovation. It is an interdisciplinary non-profit media lab researching, developing and experimenting with technology, art and culture. Creative Learning Lab develops contemporary, exciting educational formats with experts from education, the maker movement, arts and new media. They enable children to develop their creative and technical skills, to gain sensory (learning) experiences and to express themselves. Karien develops projects on playful learning, citizen science, embodied learning and maker education, such as: Teacher and Librarian Maker Camp and Amsterdam Maakplaats, in which an infrastructure of 10 maker spaces in public libraries is being created and librarians are trained to become maker educators.

ANDY KYRIAKIDES | DIGITAL DEVELOPMENT  | INTERNATIONAL ALERT

Andy leads on #peacehack for business and for social good. He has 10 years experience in education and has delivered a number of peace hacks in the UK and Europe. He has also worked at the “cliff face” of tech in coding, website development, project management and communications materials through varying media. He previously was the main facilitator for the successful “Hack the Camp” refugee hackathon in Athens with the US Embassy, Onassis Cultural Center and Impact Hub. Andy currently works for International Alert, an organisation that works with people directly  affected by conflict to build lasting peace.  They focus on solving the root causes of conflict,  bringing together people from across divides.  From the grassroots to policy level, International Alert comes  together to build everyday peace.

IWANNA SWART | CURRICULUM MANAGER | AFLATOUN INTERNATIONAL

As the Curriculum Manager at Aflatoun International Iwanna has coordinated the development of training materials on peacebuilding, gender, entrepreneurship and social and financial education. Prior to this position she worked for several years at UNICEF country offices in Cambodia and Ghana on quality improvement of primary education, supporting local government and managing NGO implemented projects. She holds a Masters in History of International Relations and Conflict Studies and has worked on education and development also at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

CHARLIE FRAZER | DIRECTOR | THE ENTREPRENEURIAL REFUGEE NETWORK

Charlie Fraser is a director at The Entrepreneurial Refugee Network (TERN), an organisation that works to support refugees in becoming self-sufficient through their own enterprises. By assisting refugees in reaching this goal, TERN hopes to transform public perceptions of refugees’ capacities and ability to contribute to host country economies and communities; as well as transform decision making by governments and investors to create a more favourable climate for refugee integration, entrepreneurship and innovation.

Dr NADIA FAYIDH MOHAMMED | INDEPENDENT RESEARCHER, SPECIALIZED IN THE MENA REGION & FREELANCE CONTENT EDITOR 

Nadia is an Iraqi academic, literary translator and MENA region researcher. She completed her PhD in the University of Baghdad  (2009), specializing in multicultural contemporary poetry and feminism. She taught poetry, human rights and other subjects in the University of Mustanseriyah in Baghdad from 2005 to 2015. In 2015 she joined King's College London as CARA (Council of At Risk Academics) fellow to pursue her research on Arab feminism in diaspora. Dr. Mohammed has number of academic essays and articles published on wide range of topics. Currently she is independent researcher of the MENA region and freelance content editor in London

THAMI SCHWEICHLER | CO-FOUNDER & DIRECTOR | MAKERS UNITE 

Working on projects of co-creativity and social venturing since 2012, Thami Schweichler is a social entrepreneur focused on design for social innovation. After obtaining a Master’s degree at ENSCI – Les Ateliers in Paris, Thami participated in the development of Koneksie, a social enterprise aiming to improve road safety and provide entrepreneurship opportunities for motorcycle taxi drivers in Kenya. At the end of 2015, Thami co-founded Makers Unite, a social enterprise producing sustainable accessories to provide employment opportunities for newcomers with a refugee background in The Netherlands.

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 NATALIA PASZKIEWICZ | POST DOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE | UNIVERSITY OF BATH

Natalia  is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Department of Social and Policy Sciences, University of Bath where she is working on the Healthy Housing for the Displaced project. Natalia is an anthropologist and has over ten years' experience of working with migrants, asylum seekers and refugees in the UK, Malta, Ethiopia and Djibouti. She has worked both in academia and in the NGO sector. Natalia has two Masters degrees in Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poland and in Refugee Studies from the University of East London. She has a doctorate in Social Policy from the University of Brighton, and her thesis focused on the intersection between asylum and welfare systems in the UK. 

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. 

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.

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.

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.

DAPHNE STYLIANOU | DESIGN RESEARCHER | STBY

Daphne is a Design Researcher at STBY London. Working at the intersection of design and anthropology she investigates co-design methods for social innovation and sustainability. Her work is often collaborative, facilitating exchange between different disciplines. She has delivered talks and workshops on inclusive design for social challenges around themes of citizenship and democratisation of technology. STBY is specialised in creative research for service design and innovation, and works for clients in industry and public sector, from healthcare to transport and communication for companies like Danone, Philips and Google, as well as the Dutch Government and the National Health Service in the UK. 

MARCIN DAWYDZIK | STRUCTURAL ENGINEER | RAMBOLL

Marcin is a structural engineer at Ramboll holding a degree in Structural Engineering and Architecture. Previously Marcin established an education project in Ghana, the project focused on closing the knowledge gap to intermediate technology by providing hands on education. He has also initiated a long-term cooperation between the University of Edinburgh and a local NGO in Cambodia, providing an engineering and scientific back up to developing aquaponics in order to assist tackling malnutrition in Asia. Currently Marcin has hosted a shelter workshop in London and is liaising with ActionAid to support their work in Cox’s Bazar. Marcin has also worked on a structural project in Bingwa Primary School and designing temporary structure out of bamboo in Ghana.

CHARLOT BOONEKAMP | ARCHIPRENEUR | BETTER FUTURE FACTORY

Educated as an architect, Charlot Boonekamp believes the world requires more designers understanding the necessity to include the human aspect, or social component, in any solution in order to become truly sustainable. Temporariness, Integrity, Equality, Identity, Transformation, Empowerment and Sustainability are key words describing her work, ranging from spatial design to the actual setup of low-tech recycling facilities. Having worked with several marginalized communities aiming to improve living conditions, Charlot realized the power of innovative technology and its multifaceted impact. As such, she joined in 2014 the sustainable design & engineering studio Better Future Factory and is currently involved in projects in the Netherlands, Peru, Cape Verde, and Sierra Leone, aiming to alleviate both nature and men.

CATHRINE BRUN | DIRECTOR THE CENTRE FOR DEVELOPMENT AND EMERGENCY PRACTICE (CENDEP), SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY

Professor Cathrine Brun is a human geographer and Director of the Centre for Development and Emergency Practice (CENDEP) at Oxford Brookes University. Her research interest concerns forced migration, humanitarianism, urbanization and housing, home and home-making in protracted crises. She is the author of numerous publications such as “Dwelling in the temporary: the involuntary mobility of displaced Georgians in rented accommodation” (Cultural Studies, 2016); “Homemaking in limbo? A conceptual framework” (with Anita H. Fàbos, Refuge2015); “There is no future in humanitarianism: Emergency, temporality and protracted displacement” (History and Anthropology, 2016). 

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