DESIS Showcase, Helsinki, Finland

For the 2012 Cumulus Helsinki Conference Yanki submitted 4 slides based on her Ingenuity of Ageing Project. From there she received an invitation to present her work on the 26th May, the last date of the conference. On the day over 100 audience members attended a morning session with over 20 project presentations. Each presenter was given 4 minutes to showcase their project following the slides in a Petcha-Kutcha style.

Responses:

Ezio Manzini, founder of the DESIS network, gave the project great encouragement. He commented  ‘I like the ideas and enthusiasm… The issues surrounding our ageing
populations are very important ones and, in my view, you are dealing with
these using a design for social innovation approach.’

More details of the project can be found http://www.desis-showcase.org/