|Sent on:||Tuesday, June 12, 2012 2:32 PM|
Open Government Melbourne is thrilled to host an evening with Cameron Tonkinwise, one of the world's foremost thinkers in service design for sustainability and the sharing economy.
Cameron will discuss his work in service design and sustainable urban social innovation through the Amplify Project. Creative Communities around the world aren't waiting for governments and businesses anymore. They are creating more sustainable ways of living and working for themselves. How can we find, improve, and spread community-based solutions for sustainability?
Cameron Tonkinwise is Chair Design Thinking and Sustainability at Parsons The New School for Design New York, USA. His research and professional activities integrate the philosophy of design with a concern for sustainability. Cameron's work focuses on the design of commercial and nonmarket systems for shared product use, exploring how the emerging discipline of service design might facilitate the development of less-material-dependent economies. In his current research, Tonkinwise is investigating perceptions of convenience and autonomy in shifts from “ownership” to “usership.”
Monday 25 June 6-8pm
Horse Bazaar 397 Little Lonsdale St Melbourne