Social Design Insights
About This Show
Social Design Insights is a weekly podcast produced by the Curry Stone Design Prize. Through conversation with leading designers, it provide insights into innovative projects and practices that use design to address pressing social justice issues. www.currystonedesignprize.com email@example.com.
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26. Making Public Space Productive
The Kounkuey Design Initiative (KDI) is a nonprofit design and community development organization based in Los Angeles, CA and Nairobi, Kenya. Throughout Africa, Latin America and the U.S., their work emphasizes an extensive process of community engagement which
reveals underlying systemic needs in a particular community and subsequently enlists the community in the design and construction of solutions.
Contrary to typical NGO work, KDI never goes looking for a problem to fix. Any ‘problem’ which is eventually addressed by design is first uncovered through conversation. KDI seeks to create ‘productive public spaces’ wherever they work.
We had a chance to speak with Chelina Odbert and Jennifer Toy on Social Design Insights on June 15, 2017. Join us for a revelatory conversation.