april 2, 2023
11th annual harvard x design conference

harvard graduate school of design

About Care x Design

HarvardxDesign is an annual conference launched in 2012 and led by students at the Harvard Graduate School of Design this year. We bring together creative thinkers, industry leaders, professors, and students to engage, debate, and reinterpret the design process across scales and sectors. Our goal is to share knowledge, tools, and resources that can empower creatives to become change agents through design.

Care is everything that is done to cultivate, maintain, and repair. This year, we aim to unearth the critical role of Care by Design in transforming society, organizations, and individuals — it is in and through care that we design outcomes of meaning and connectivity. Confronted by the wear and tear of diverse systems and communities, we invite creatives to explore the fruits of unsung heroes and sow seeds of care through uncharted, emergent practices in design, health, policy, education, and the environment. Join us in reshaping our interpretations of care and be empowered to grow in gestures of humility.

date

Sunday, April 2, 2023

location

piper auditorium @ gund hall

9:00a ET

Doors Open


9:15a — 9:45a ET

Warm Up / Yoga Session


10:00a — 10:10a ET

Intro & Welcome


PANEL 1. 10:10a - 11:45a ET

Take Care

What populations, systems and environments go unconsidered when designing care? Established procedures often result in which communities receive care, but who or what tends to get designated the proper or improper objects of care? This panel aims to lean into the notion of access and discuss what it means to be a receiver of care.

Edward Salonga

Edward Salonga
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Kathleen Brandenburg

Kathleen Brandenburg
IA Collaborative

Khahlil Louisy

Khahlil Louisy
Bloomberg Center for Cities

David Dockterman

Moderated by
David Dockterman
Harvard GSE, Dockterman Learning LLC

11:45a — 12:40p ET

Lunch

PANEL 2. 12:40p - 2:15p ET

Share Care

We tend to hold rigid definitions of who can be a caregiver, yet seldom question the hands in the backstage and the position of the carer. This panel aims to challenge and redefine the role of a care provider. What are unique and undiscovered avenues of providing care and who has the power to care?

Anmol Mehra

Anmol Mehra
Plugin House

Juhan Sonin

Juhan Sonin
Golnvo & MIT

Michael Bobbitt

Michael J. Bobbitt
Mass Cultural Council

Audrey Scagnelli

Moderated by
Audrey Scagnelli
Founder, Cherish

2:15p — 2:40p ET

Break

PANEL 3. 2:40p - 4:15p ET

Forms of Care

Care is personal. Care is designed. What forms does care take in various cultural, situational, and experiential contexts? Can we reinterpret the definition, processes and practices of care? Can we unearth novel methods of providing care?

Raleigh Tomlinson

Raleigh Tomlinson
Headspace Health

Tina Grotzer

Tina Grotzer
Havard GSE

Tyler King

Tyler King
SAP

Ana Lucía Merla

Moderated by
Ana Lucía Merla
Harvard GSD & SEAS

4:15p — 4:50p ET

Care Conversation with MIT Educational Justice Institute

An intimate conversation where a philosopher and a currently incarcerated Justice Studies student engage in a profound dialogue discussing the nuances and intricacies of care.

Lee Perlman

Lee Perlman
Co-director of Educational Justice Institute at MIT

4:50p — 5:00p ET

Closing

Special Thanks To



Conference Team