Design for Social Innovation
Whakapapa in CoDesign
Whakapapa, the ontological and epistemological influence it has, guides me to honour the whakaaro of my tūpuna in the way I work as a designer, in order to create better futures for my mokopuna. This sets me up to create meaningful connections and forge strong, equitable, and impactful solutions, that design with people, not for them. Whakapapa forces us to think in ways that are in contradiction with western intuition. As designers, it requires us to shift away from being the perpetuators of resource exploitation and promulgators of mass consumerism. Instead, it requires us to be kaitiaki of the future.
SIDN 272 Co-Design I / Hoahoa Mahi Ngātahi I