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PhD Thesis submission

After 13 months writing and challenged by my dyslexia, amongst life's eventful forces, the thesis was finally complete and submitted at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.

"Design for Communication:  a collaborative practice to amplify the qualities of sustainability." 
A research degree project at the cross of communication design and social innovation for sustainability, strategy, design thinking, co-creation methods.

Defence will happen in September and my examiners will be Paul Micklethwaite and Peter Hall.

Speaking at Hubud, Bali, Indonesia

Sharing the key research outcomes with a collective of impact driven businesses.

Beyond "sustainability"
Many businesses today have at heart principles of impact, whether social, environmental, cultural or ethical. Such principles often are (and should be) embedded in the business service model to become seamless. More often, we find these principles make up components of the brand and communications to public.

This session will overview insights from a four-year research project in communication design and sustainability. It will share examples of best practices in experiential communication design from businesses around the world in the area of sustainable food innovation across various cities (London, San francisco, Lisbon, Berlin, Amsterdam, Mumbai). 

What you will learn:
- commonalities found between startups and social enterprises to amplify engagement
- the qualities of sustainability as a concept of experience design
- current and most used communication strategies to amplify sustainability

About the speaker:
Joana Casaca Lemos is a hybrid design strategist. Working at the intersection of communications, co-creation methods and sustainability as flourishing. A PhD in design research at Central Saint Martins London (2017) and creator of 'Communications Assembly', a method developed to empower small-scale biz. She runs a location independent practice and collaborates with various organisations, facilitates trainings in design for the likes of, General Assembly, National Institute of Design India and Designmatters California. An ambassador of Sandbox Network and fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Interview on 21st Century Design Podcast

21st Century Design is a research podcast by Engage by Design (Rodrigo Bautista) and Regenerative Design (Jan Leyssens), in which we ask designers, tech-experts, writers, theorists, academics, activists and campaigners 5 questions on the future and role of design in creating the 21st Century.

Subscribe for the podcast through iTunes or Soundcloud, or look us up on our home on the web www.21stcenturydesign.org.

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