social innovation

OCAD SFI Teams Head to Prestigious Hult Prize regional finals

Three teams from OCAD University made their way to the Hult Prize 2017 Regional Finals in Boston, London and Shanghai.

Nine of the ten OCAD U MDes students are enrolled in the Strategic Foresight & Innovation program (SFI) and the tenth is a Digital Futures (DFI) student. Join us in congratulating the great achievement of Team Hive: Tania De Gasperis, Daniel Ura, Sugeevan Shanmuganathan; Team Sage: Courtney Cooper, Vince Galante, Ziyan Hossain, Lisa Hart; and Team Forsati: Alastair Woods, Jessica Thornton, and Lindsay Clarke.

How Are Art & Social Innovation Related?

What Can Art Do for You? is a new "mini-doc" created to accompany the Creative Catalyst Symposium organized by Madeleine Co & Ryerson University. 

The piece interrogates the role of art in social change, including diverse perspectives from:

How can art imagine better possible futures? By Greg Van Alstyne

Ideas on art, creativity, and the futures from the Creative Futures panel, Creative Catalyst symposium, Ryerson University.

The Rise of Design Thinking

Design Thinking is sometimes described as a "movement" and has been receiving increased attention in recent decades. The following Google Trends data reveal the rise of design thinking in relation to related areas of practice: