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Friday, March 8 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Strategies for Engaging Communities for Social and Representative Design

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Matt Enstice will discuss social design, a new approach to navigating uncertainty and strengthening collaboration. He shares the principles and process of social design as well as case studies from his colleague, Cheryl Heller's new book, The Intergalactic Design Guide; Harnessing the Creative Potential of Social Design. Matt Enstice, President and CEO of Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, will discuss how he applies social design in his work toward equity, sustainability and resilience for his city, at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

In the summer of 2018, FMRA worked with BPS and HUBweek to design and launch a series of engagements across the city culminating at Boston’s HUBweek festival on City Hall plaza in October. The goal was to connect our strongest industry partners, Apple, Vertex, Microsoft, Lego Education, and others, to students, faculty, and staff from across the Boston Public School system. Student experiences were designed to generate excitement about opportunities in the tech sector through hands-on workshops, presentations and studio visits. For teachers, accredited professional development workshop sessions with corporate partners exposed them tools and curriculum aids which they can integrate into their existing STEM curricula. The several month engagement was not only intended to connect individual students and teachers, but also to lay the groundwork for long term engagements between schools and industry partners over the coming years.

Learning Objectives:
1. tactical urbanism - set up temporary interventions in public space to help our communities of color feel welcome
2. civic and social engagement - connecting our industry and technology partners to our school communities to build bridges between them
3. behavior change - getting our school communities to feel a sense of ownership towards the city by inviting them participate in activities designed for them in spaces they don't often get to use
4. making experiences sticky - this entire project is a launchpad for deeper engagements and connections between industry and our school communities. This is only the beginning, the goal is for students, teachers and school leaders to own the relationships with industry to be able to advocate for their own needs

AIA Continuing Education Credit: 2 LU
Living Future Accreditation Credits: 2 HRS

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Matt Enstice

President and CEO, Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc.
Matt Enstice is President and CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc., a pioneering organization that has become a powerful engine of revitalization in Buffalo. The BNMC focuses on the intersection of energy, entrepreneurship & technology, and how it will drive the new economy... Read More →
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Jason Lee

Founder, FMRA
Jason is passionate about making urban space equitable for all. He is the founder of FMRA, a consultancy specializing in design at the intersection of strategy and civic space. Previously, Jason was co-founder and executive design director at Agncy, a non-profit strategic design consultancy... Read More →
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Nadia Harden

Corporate & Community Engagement Manager, Office of External Affairs, Boston Public Schools
Nadia Harden serves as the Corporate & Community Engagement Manager for Boston Public Schools, Office of External Affairs. Her work focuses on designing and executing engagement opportunities to increase individual, corporate, and institutional investment in the form of time, treasure... Read More →

Friday March 8, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Burke Auditorium Kroon Hall, 195 Prospect St, New Haven, CT 06511
  Community Engagement, Health
  • AIA CEU 2 LU
  • GBCI CEU Self Report
  • LFA CEU 2 HRS - Self Report

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