Wed, November 24
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Online – Zoom Meeting, a link will be shared with the registration confirmation email
Workshop Registration Fee:
This workshop is free to attend
Artists and designers play a vital role in helping others to envision the future, make sense of information and solve problems. They are the ultimate mediators, cultivating their creativity and sharing impactful stories, inspiring communities to take action together.
So how do we empower artists to embrace their role in engaging communities and helping build a better future?
Futures thinking is a creative and exploratory process that uses divergent thinking (which seeks many possible answers and acknowledges uncertainty) as opposed to analytical thinking (which uses convergent thinking to seek the right answer and reduce uncertainty).
During this session, we’ll explore how to build futures thinking skills and mindsets for artists so that they can support their communities in thinking about the future together, looking at questions such as:
- How can artists and designers enhance and foster spaces to enable creative, participatory futures and futures thinking through their work?
- What skills do artists need to support their communities to imagine probable futures?
- How can we support a more diverse population of artists to develop these skills?
Whether you’re an Illustrator, designer, artist, or someone who’s interested in futures thinking and community-based experiences, bring your artistic skills to the challenge and let’s build a better future together!
There will be an opportunity to ask questions. This workshop will be hosted via Zoom. A link to the event will be shared with your registration confirmation email.
Raïsa Mirza is a Human Centered designer, researcher, facilitator and photographer with experience implementing social impact driven programs in over 20 countries in a variety of sectors and roles. She is the founder of several creative initiatives including WabiSabiJetty, a rural human centered studio here in Newfoundland; MixMix, an ethical spice company in Ethiopia and UWCOnePeace, a sustainable apparel company.
As Director of Innovation and Knowledge Management at the One Drop Foundation, Raïsa supports learning, sharing and innovating for greater impact within the scope of 15 water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) projects around the world. Previously, Raïsa was a behavioural design researcher with GRID Impact, consulting on policies, programs and products in Africa and Asia. At the One Acre Fund in Ethiopia, Rwanda, and Tanzania, she led large-scale behaviour change trials and initial market entry strategies through government systems strengthening. She has also served as Director of Communications at the UWC Mahindra College in India.
Raïsa holds a Bachelor’s degree from McGill University and did graduate studies in Rural Geography at Memorial University of Newfoundland. She is also a proud graduate of Pearson United World College of the Pacific.
Business & Arts NL thanks Cox & Palmer for their extraordinary generosity in sponsoring the 2021 Business Workshops for Artists series. Their support helped us pivot to online platforms and increase the number of workshops offered over the past year ensuring that our programming reaches even more artists and organizations across the province.
Business & Arts NL reserves the right to cancel or reschedule this workshop if necessary.
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