building a community of interest and practice in service design
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Summer of Social Change is my idea for a collaborative group of passionate change makers wanting to do something to make the world a bit better.
We are a small group of 60 people doing social design projects together
Generally speaking I began sourcing members from a service design/Industrial Design background and once I started meeting people in the industry I got them on board and now we have a large mixed group of people from all over the world that want to talk about ideas for projects and businesses focusing on positive change.
Our first project is focusing on the food rescue industry and I am very pleased to announce that I was offered a volunteer position with Secondbite to learn all that I can about the amazing things they do every day to stop food wastage and help those in need. Just magic! If you would like to read more on what we’re doing with the project and follow us as we go along check out Summer of Social Change or our Facebook page
The service design network put on a service design tools and methods workshop on Wednesday April the 18th and what an awesome turn out we got! RMIT’s building 88 was used in Elizabeth Street which is usually inhabited by the industrial design department. I was good to see so many students there. Along with all of the fresh faces we had the usual suspects attend and some groups from industry. All in all lots of laughter was had, tools learnt and hopefully more friendships and…Continue
Posted on April 26, 2012 at 23:33
Sharing Abundance is the brainchild of Juliette Anich who is exploring alternative food systems as part of her PhD at RMIT in Melbourne.
Sharing abundance is a is a viable, local food system involving mutual exchange of fresh produce and labour in a fun, sociable way. Inspired by seeing so much perfectly beautiful fruit being allowed to drop from trees and rot on footpaths, alleyways and backyards, Sharing Abundance was…Continue
Posted on March 28, 2012 at 13:03