Open Design Afrika’s CEO, Suné Stassen was featured as a keynote at Interaction Week 2022, hosted by IxDA (Interaction Design Association) in March this year. The theme of this event was “Design in Perilous Times. One year on. What have we learned?”
Her powerful talk is a 1-hour documentary titled: “A Super Power to build a thriving future for people and planet”, perfectly aligned with the topic on the first day – ‘Embracing Ambiguity’.
If you have missed it and you are curious about anything to do with ‘how to achieve the UN SDGs; how to design a greater future for people and the planet; how to address the skills shortage of the past and present; how to develop social and human capital that’s future fit – then this documentary is for you!
Open Design Afrika: “The talk also features many impactful projects, thought leaders, and future-makers who are an integral part of the global community at Open Design Afrika that’s driving change on various levels like Kristof Fenyvesi, founder of the Experience Workshop (STEAM Learning); MyMachine Co-Founder & Managing Director Piet Grymonprez; Dr Rael Futerman, Co-founder and Chief Learning Officer at CARTEDO; Noa Haim, founder of Collective Paper Aesthetics; the “School is Yesterday” trailer – a film about school produced by Alex Bell FRSA FCCT & Abi Moore; Janine Benyus, founder of Biomimicry 3.8. Institute and Sander Van Bussel, founder of the Human Rights Tattoo project.”
You will also find great inspiration from other powerful inserts that include Kate Raworth, an English economist who explains the philosophy behind ‘doughnut economics’; Prince Ea, a spoken word artist and civil rights activist featured in his epic film ‘Man vs Earth’ and Jack Ma, a Chinese business magnate, investor, philanthropist, and the co-founder and former CEO of the technology conglomerate Alibaba Group, shared his profound thoughts on the importance of creativity and why it should be an integral part of education to build thriving futures.
We are genuinely honoured to be featured in this stunning documentary!