Our August event explored Design with Purpose. We were interested in understanding how can service design be effective when designing solutions for pressing social challenges. Guest speakers were Reinout de Kraker and Maja Grcic from takecarebnb, a platform that enables temporary stays for refugees with Dutch host families. Reinout is a service designer while Maja is a political scientist – they therefore told us the story of takecarebnb from these two very different, but complementary, perspectives. In the spirit of Engage, the guest speakers’ contributions were followed by a working session where guest facilitator Guglielmo Apolloni involved the audience in finding solutions for some of takecarebnb’s most pressing challenges.
We have been running this event in collaboration with the Startup Foundation.