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Design for Social Change 2016, 17th March

14 March 2016

2 mins

Students and aspiring designers are invited to participate in the final round of presentations for the Citizens UK collaborative social innovation project.

Design innovators developed novel solutions in response to the following issues identified by Citizens UK. Citizens UK organises communities to act together for power, social justice and the common good:

  1. Sustainable Consumption – Exploring innovative solutions that could enable consumers to have more power in the energy market
  2. Reconnected Communities – Exploring innovative solutions to bridge an existing gap between Hackney students and Hackney businesses

Date: Thursday 17th March 2016

Time: 13:00pm – 16:00pm

Address: Waterden Road, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, E20 3BS

*To register your interest in attending, please email Erik Bohema [] or call 0203 818 0777.

May update:

A group of students attended the Mayoral debate at Copper Box with Erik Bohemia. The event was attended by 6000 Londoners and proved a mayoral debatesuccessful platform for Loughborough University london staff and students to learn more about social projects with Citizen UK and share the love for Loughborough University. Pictured is Ksenija Kuzmina, Erik Bohemia and Kaajal Modi, taken by Dr Hena Ali at the debate.

The Loughborough University London attendees have been able to get involved with a range of community projects through Citizens UK. Projects have included working within the Hackney area to try to solve the issue of youth unemployment; helping people to read their bills; helping Citizens UK to provide energy in bulk and building relationships between local Hackney young people and netwroking them with local businesses.

Issues have been solved using various strategies, but mainly work with design briefs to promote messages to their audiences, working with career guidance, building apps and so forth.

Well done to all involved!

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