Co-pro Innovations from Australia – open seminar

Just wanted to tell you about a not-to-be-missed free seminar with Chris Vanstone, Director of Co-design, Australian Centre for Social Innovation

Wednesday 24th July 3.00-5.00, Baltic House, Cardiff Bay.

Bookings via Eventbrite (limited places available)

The Plan

Chris Vanstone will share insights from his work at the Australian Centre for Social Innovation where he leads a team developing new peer-to-peer solutions and new approaches to social problem solving with families, older people and indigenous Australians.

He’ll be talking about the development of solutions for carers and about Family by Family, an award winning solution developed with and for families which keeps kids from care and saves $7 dollars for every $1 invested. They also have the best co-designed web-site in the universe!

Chris will also talk about co-design – the hybrid methodology behind these solutions a blend of design, realist programme theory and business model innovation.

About Chris

Chris has spent the last 12 years co-designing co-produced services in the UK and Australia. He is currently Director of Co-design at The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI). Their remit is to work locally to lead large-scale social change across Australia.

His work there has been recognised by a NAPCANN award for innovation in child protection and an Australian International Design award. His projects have been exhibited at MoMA and the Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York, the Design Museum and V&A in London.

A graduate of Central Saint Martins, Chris started his career as a product designer, designing biscuits, cameras and razors before working with RED at the Design Council, Participle and co-founding InWithFor.

PS many thanks to Lisa and Amy from Cardiff Council for supplying the venue.


About Ruth

UK National Teaching Fellow, Founder of Co-production Wales (All in this Together), co-pro trainer and consultant, working to make co-production 'the way we do things' in Wales. And having a ball!

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