Design for Social Prescribing: Bridging Silos for Health Promotion

Design for Social Prescribing: Bridging Silos for Health Promotion An Invite-Only Event Hosted by the D-Lab in Collaboration with       Location: Boston, MA Thursday, October 27: 1 – 5:30 PM Friday, October 28: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM In this first-of-its-kind convening, 20 diverse leaders across sectors including healthcare, arts and culture, volunteerism, public health, government, community development, nature conservation, technology, and academia. Over the course of two…

Design for Well-Being Podcast | July 2022

Design for Well-Being is a podcast produced by the D-Lab to explore how design can complement the work of leadership across sectors to improve the well-being of people, organizations, and the natural world. A Conversation with Sam Pitroda  In this episode, Patrick Whitney hosts Sam Pitroda, to discuss his recent book Redesign the World: A Global Call to Action.  Sam Pitroda, known as the “Father of India’s IT revolution” is…

Design For Better World | Global Wellbeing In Post-industrial Society : IRC 2022

The Transforming Rural India Foundation held their 2022 India Rural Colloquy and hosted a conversation about how the hyperconnectivity of today’s world needs to be considered to redesign systems to support the well-being of whole ecosystems. For the first time in human history, 8 billion people can be connected. What does this connectivity mean for our civilization moving forward? In a hyperconnected world, distance and time have different connotations in…

Patrick Whitney: 2021 Winner | DFA Lifetime Achievement Award

Patrick Whitney was awarded the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award by Design for Asia. Design for Asia (DFA) Awards was launched by the Hong Kong Design Center to recognize the role of designers in society and to celebrate design leadership in Asia. The DFA Lifetime Achievement Award is given to individuals who have made lifelong contributions to the design profession and education, and society.  Patrick was recognized as a pioneer of…

Andre Nogueira to win 40 Under 40 Public Health Catalyst Award Recipient

In June 2022, André Nogueira was a recipient Boston Congress of Public Health’s (BCPH) inaugural 40 Under 40 Public Health Catalyst Award. The 40 Under 40 Public Health Catalyst Award was established by BCPH and the HPHR Journal to recognize established and rising professionals with a strong track record of innovation and leadership on public health and social justice. To view the official page, Click Here.

What housing innovations will grow out of the COVID-19 pandemic? | Habitat for Humanity + YOU

As was true for previous pandemics, COVID-19 has once again forced us to rethink how we think about homes around the globe. In this panel discussion, hosted by Habitat for Humanity, André Nogueira joins a panel of experts from academia, international organizations, and the private sector to explore: What housing innovations will grow out of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Panelists include: Gayatri Datar, Co-founder and CEO, EarthEnable Charly Ligety, Managing Director,…

See Change: Overcoming Anti-Black Racism in Health Systems

Anti-Black racism embedded in contemporary health systems harms Black and Indigenous People of Color (BIPoC) in concert with various diseases. Seemingly unrelated at first, the COVID-19 pandemic is a recent example that reveals how the combined manifestations of anti-Black racism in disease governance, course, and burden exacerbate the historic and still present subjugation of Black people. Thus, such conditions highlight a biosocial network that intricately propagates and consolidates systems of…

The Post-Industrial Legacy in Brazil

The design of restorative and regenerative processes in post-industrial territories presents complex and ambiguous challenges that require organizations to account for the intertwined interactions between social, ecological, and technical components shaping experiences of daily life. Devalorized cultural traditions, high levels of soil and air pollution, large numbers of abandoned buildings, and outdated zoning policies are a few examples of complex conditions posing significant barriers to improving the well-being of low-wealth…

Tactical Design For Pandemics

The COVID-19 pandemic turned the lives of billions upside down, demanding a rapid response from governments, corporations, and medical professionals the world over. It also offered students and researchers the opportunity to study those responses in real-time. During the summer of 2021, André Nogueira supported Prof. Carlos Teixeira and a group of students from the IIT Institute of Design and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, in their exploration…

She Ji Theme Issue: Design and Public Health

André Nogueira, Ph.D., Patrick Whitney, and Carlos Teixeira, Ph.D., are guest editors of the Design and Public Health Theme Issue for the She Ji: The Journal of Design, Economics, and Innovation. This Issue invites contributions to explore how design and public health can complement each other in enabling the well-being of people, organizations, and the natural environment. She Ji is a peer-reviewed, trans-disciplinary design journal that provides a unique forum to…