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Afrikan Design Cultures: A catalyst for Service and Social Innovation

Masterclass by Ralitsa Diana Debrah (Design Educator & EdTech Practitioner)

February 23rd from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (Italian time)

Online, via Cisco Webex

African design cultures are a catalyst for transformative service ideas and social innovations. The masterclass focuses on the vibrant tapestry of creativity embedded in Afrikan traditions, weaving a narrative that extends beyond aesthetics to embrace the profound philosophy of Ubuntu – the rule of shared humanity and interconnectedness. Participants will discover the roots of innovation that have long been nurtured across the continent. Examples from Open Design Afrika (ODA) look at some community-driven service developments. The presentation invites you on a journey through stories in which tradition and modernity are seamlessly blended. Ralitsa Diana Debrah pays tribute to the genius of the place as a source of inspiration and authenticity. Through this perspective, the profound impact of African cultures as a driving force for positive change in the world is considered.

Key concepts: Ubuntu guiding principles, genius of the place, cultural hybridity and innovation, narrative-driven innovation, community-driven design, Global Impact of Afrikan Design.

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