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Change by Design: An Evening with Zaid Hassan | SF

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Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE
California College of the Arts SF (CCA SF) | 1111 8th St, San Francisco, CA

Event Details

The inaugural master’s cohort in Interaction Design at California College of the Arts is proud to welcome Zaid Hassan, who will give a presentation and question and answer session on the subject of social labs and the role of prototyping and design in large-scale social change.

Hassan – an idealistic thinker and pragmatic educator who stands at the vanguard of a movement to revolutionize the worlds of design, education, and philanthropic activism – will address the following and other topics in an informal talk and exchange:

  • Key challenges of our time
  • How the old ways are being improved upon
  • The promise of design tools in the new economy – the tools of agile thinking – to change the world
  • The unique contributions that designers bring to the new way of approaching complex challenges
  • What we should look out for as designers: our blind spots

Hassan is visiting CCA for the first week in September to collaborate with the Interaction Design Program’s first cohort of graduate students in creating a year-long social lab, in partnership with the African-American Arts and Culture Complex.

About Zaid Hassan
Hassan is the cofounder of Reos Partners, a social innovation consultancy that addresses complex, high-stakes issues around the world, helping teams of stakeholders work together on their toughest challenges.

He has more than a decade of experience in developing strategic responses to complex social challenges, including aboriginal issues, climate change, child malnutrition, employment, energy, financial systems, global food systems, and security issues.

Please note: This event takes place in the Timken Lecture Hall, at the San Francisco Campus of CCA, not at the Oakland campus as was previously posted.

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Cost: FREE
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Address: 1111 8th St, San Francisco, CA