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Design approaches are being taken up across sectors as diverse as health, education, employment and business. Nationally we are investing in design-led programs and responses as a way to tackle complex social challenges.

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OUR KAUPAPA

The DSI Symposium aims to build connections between practitioners and create space for sharing insights and learnings across different sectors. We aim to support the development of co-design practices that are of Aotearoa, and challenge ourselves as practitioners, managers and policy makers to ask what else is needed for design to have impact.

DSI aims to…

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CONNECT

Create connections between those working or interested in design and social innovation around the country and across disciplines

GROW

Celebrate the work being done here in Aotearoa New Zealand across different sectors and at different scales and support it to grow

 
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ENGAGE

Engage in open discussion and critique around questions of politics, power, ethics and accessibility that arise in these contexts

SHARE

Share knowledge and experience and gain exposure to new skills and techniques