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Tuesday, September 17 • 10:10am - 11:00am
Graphic Design Won’t Save the World – But it Can Help | Innovation & Entrepreneurship: Lighting up the North | Public Spaces (Literally) Built by the Community

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Graphic Design Won’t Save the World – But it Can Help | Jay Wall:
As we face urgent societal challenges, we need to engage others in our work and inspire them to take action. In this era of fake news and information overload, good visual communication cuts through the noise and makes complex topics understandable so that people can rally around solutions. Jay will share how experiencing a wrongful arrest inspired him to become a social entrepreneur, and what he has learned from a decade of storytelling in the social sector – examples of how graphic design can help make community development more inclusive, promote climate action, and even save lives in humanitarian crises.

Innovation & Entrepreneurship: Lighting up the North | Lana Selbee:
In September 2018, NorthLight Innovation opened its doors in Whitehorse, Yukon. This 24,0000 sq. ft. hub combines an incredibly unique blend of tenants, public and private partners and members of the creative and startup communities. The hub was launched and is managed by Yukonstruct Society, a local nonprofit organization that began as a small, community-driven makerspace five years prior. The mission of the hub is to increase innovation through collaboration, grow successful local startups, and help Yukoners bring their ideas to life, by providing community members with a makerspace, a coworking space, business support services and a thriving community that connects and inspires.

Public Spaces (Literally) Built by the Community | Luis Patricio:
In many urban centres we see abandoned public spaces in the downtown core. Curitiba, a city in Brazil with a population of two million people, is no exception to that rule. The usual question to local authorities: "Can you do something about it?" got the usual response: "We have other priorities". A different question: "Can WE do something about it?" got a different reply: "I don't know, no one ever asked that question before?" One year later, a new space was born. Entirely designed and built by the local community.

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Jay Wall

Principal & Creative Director, RallyRally
Jay Wall is the founder of RallyRally, a design studio dedicated to social change. As a Registered Graphic Designer and three-time Social Good Design Award winner, Jay has led the creation of brand identities, publications, websites and campaigns with organizations such as UNICEF... Read More →
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Lana Selbee

Executive Director, Yukonstruct
Lana Selbee launched her first business in 2009 and has been in love with entrepreneurship ever since. In 2016, her pursuit of an MBA in Community Economic Development led her to Whitehorse, Yukon, where she began working with local nonprofit Yukonstruct as they prepared to launch... Read More →
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Luis Patricio

Research Assistant, London Poverty Research Centre
Luis Patricio is a research assistant at the London Poverty Research Centre working on two main projects. (1)Facilitating the Inclusive Economy Working Group to explore community wealth building opportunities and (2) Localizing the UN Sustainable Development Goals.Luis also seats... Read More →

Tuesday September 17, 2019 10:10am - 11:00am EDT
Salon D RBC Place London, 300 York St, London, ON N6B 1P8, Canada