Stella Adamidou

I am a creative hands-on person with an interest in design and education. In the future, I can see myself working in the education field as I would love to teach. I think that is important to encourage creativity and creative thinking within education and inspire young people to do their best in their own way. Therefore, my project reflects this belief and encourages learning through an alternative and fun way.

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Rebecca Kassab

I am a multidisciplinary designer and social researcher who uses design tools to address social, business and environmental issues. Being brought by Syrian-Lebanese parents in a South American country helped me to develop adaptability and high empathic skills. Most of my projects evolve around social innovation, considering how design tools can create social impact into improving people’s lives. I combine trend forecasting, marketing, design thinking and service design tools in order to deliver possible solutions to society’s issues.

Ola Knopek

We are, all of us, makers. Or, perhaps, I should say, we are all able to make: we grow, raise and cook our food, we create solutions to problems, we fix things when they are broken. Hence, we can all create things, and shape the world around us. Unfortunately, not everyone believes in their making and/or creating abilities.There are many factors influencing that assumption. I would like to change that belief with my research and engage more people into making.

Ngoc Trieu

Ngoc Trieu grew up in Hanoi, the lovely ancient capital of Vietnam. She is a design manager, photographer and researcher. Her research areas of interest include Psychogeography, Social Design, Design Cultures and Design Histories. When she isn't busy brainstorming ideas to solve a problem, she loves doing Kendo (Japanese sword fighting), reading, hiking in the woods, contemplating the moon, taking pictures of friends when they don’t notice, composing haikus and having good conversations over coffee.

Maeve O’Brien

Loneliness, Radical Mental Health and Art Therapy A society driven individualism has reduced our capacity to process negative feelings in constructive ways and is creating increasing loneliness in young people. Being open about what makes us vulnerable is often shrouded in shame. For many it seems counter-intuitive to embrace the potential that negative issues can … Continue reading Maeve O’Brien