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DA Workshop | Design 4 Conservation

May 1 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Design 4 Conservation method: facilitating change from a multispecies perspective

Design for Conservation (D4C) is a methodology that enables participative problem-solving for environmental conservation and sustainability challenges. This toolkit enables participants to address complex challenges in a creative, non-linear way, taking into consideration multiple stakeholder points of view – human and nonhuman – and the complex interactions between emotional, spiritual, and scientific approaches. The methodology balances work and play, fostering trust among participants, and creating a safe space for multiple world views to co-exist.

Learning outcomes:
In this workshop you will be introduced to the Design for Conservation methodology and gain insight into the following topics:

An overview of global challenges, systems thinking, sustainability principles and place-based approaches
The 5 stages of the D4C methodology and the tools that each stage offers
Mental models, the importance of indigenous wisdom, and how to harness the power of multiple worldviews for innovation.
Case study and application examples.

Who is this workshop for?

Designers, design and creative directors, studio owners, design teachers, professional facilitators, or anyone with an interest in designing with planet in mind.

Costs for this workshop

DA Friend | Member $250.00 (plus gst + bf)

Non-member | $350.00 (plus gst + bf)

Meet the presenter
Gabriela Nuri Baron is a Design strategist and educator focused on Conservation, Sustainability and Social Innovation with 15+ years of experience. She is an Industrial Designer with a Master from Politécnico di Milano and a PhD in Environmental Engineering. Gabriela harnesses the power of purpose and co-creation for resilient innovation at the intersection between people and the natural environment. She was one of the founding members of the Design program at the University of Auckland, and is currently the Associate Dean of Sustainability for the Creative Arts and Industries Faculty.

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If you’re a DA Friend and would like to attend this workshop, email info@designassembly.org.nz for your access code.

Want to see this workshop in your region?
Register your interest for early 2024, email kate@designassembly.org.nz with name, location, how many of your team are interested and if you are a DA Friend member or not.

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Date: May 1

Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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