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Join us for the fourth talk in the Development Reimagined series, focused on the theme of disrupting development, new thinking and the future through innovative approaches. This talk features Chery Heller, director of design integration, from the Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts. Heller founded the first MFA in social design at the School of Visual Arts in New York City where graduates work as creative leaders in government, industry, healthcare, technology and global NGOs. She is the president of the Measured Lab, which she founded in order to investigate the contribution design to human health, as well as the founder of the design lab CommonWise.
Heller will be discussing the potential for social design to strategically impact and shift the perception of how we work to solve humanity’s biggest issues by providing an overview of what "social design" is, how it works, how and where it's effective, and will share some stories of social design in action. She is currently leading an initiative to diminish the flow of young people from foster care to homelessness. Heller is also an adviser to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, as well as the USAID, focusing on an initiative that integrates human centered design into public health.