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What is she doing now that she is here?

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Dear Community,
A thought to share that I am excitingly exploring new professional adventures! Over the last few weeks, after completing my PhD thesis, I took my time to transition. Now, I have opened up more space for collaborations, new business and to co-create meaning. This note serves to share the things I am creating and the opportunities I am seeking as designer-researcher. Here is an invitation.

 

Mentor for Civic Innovation Fellowship / Manila, Philippines

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Excited to join Five by Five as a Mentor to the fellows exploring solutions towards major challenges in Metro Manila, Philippines.

About Civic Innovation Fellowship
What happens when bright young minds are given two weeks of funding, tools, space and mentorship to start prototyping the change they want to see in their city?

About Five by Five
An international innovation consultancy, with one foot in the world of large organizations and the other in that of startups. We help organizations of all stripes--corporates, international organizations and government institutions--understand how startups work, how to work with them and how to work like them. Our portfolio includes blue chip players such as Google, SNCF, BNP Paribas and The World Bank.

Speaking at CreativeMornings/London Feb. 3. 2017

Joana Casaca Lemos
February 3, 8:30am - 10:00am GMT. Hosted at General Assembly Part of a series on Moments
 
ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Joana is a communication designer and PhD in design research at Central Saint Martins. Her practice focuses on communications, sustainability and co-creation.

On her journey she’s worked with an eclectic range of people from coffee farmers to nanotech startups. She’s had the pleasure to collaborate with Doi Tung Sustainable Development in Thailand, Green School in Bali, Forum for the Future, Hyper Island, General Assembly, IDEO U and Tate Modern. Alongside, volunteer mentor to young women in conflict zones at WEDU, ambassador of Thousand Network, and fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

She is the author of “Assemblage”, the communications strategy tool designed to empower small-scale businesses. As a hybrid in design & philosophy, she advocates for nomadism, sustainable futures and the human spirit by exploring “Design Dharma”.

At Creative Mornings under the theme Moments, she will unravel a series of epiphanies emerged out of commitment to a four-year solo research project with 20 start-ups across 3 continents. The conundrum of research as a mesearch: the process of design and the process of becoming.

LOCAL PARTNERS

Ozone Coffee Roasters is a well-established specialty coffee roastery committed to all facets of coffee excellence.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Hi folks! As per usual doors open at 8.30 for coffee, breakfast and chats and the talk kicks off at 9am sharp!

Future Designers: JOANA CASACA LEMOS — The Cross+ng

I was interviewed for Central Saint Martins publication The Cross+ng and got to say a couple things relevant for the Now.

"There is what I call 'design intelligence' which is not something that you can download or buy as a kit. There is an intelligence in the design process that you can only learn through practice, over and over again. That takes time and cannot be replaced"

"If we grow a distance between Designers and the World then we undermine their very reason for existing!"