Impact of Making Breakout
Making for Impact: DIY, Sustainability and the Future of Design with Dawn Danby. Energy hacks in Mexico, upcycled electronics in China, and urban agriculture in Cambridge? By pairing clever technology with thoughtful design, makers around the world are responding to shared challenges like energy and water scarcity and climate disruption. We’re facing an unimaginable raft of challenges, but solutions are everywhere: makers are exploring how to apply their new skills to deliver thoughtful, human-centered, environmentally considerate projects.
Outer Space to the Edge of Disaster; building Resiliency at the Extremes with Dara Dotz. Resilience, disrupting supply chains, and making for good in extreme environments. Dara will discuss a variety of projects that demonstrate creative innovation in extraordinary conditions.
Top 50 Game-Changing Technologies for Defeating Global Poverty with Shashi Buluswar. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab—along with USAID’s Global Development Lab, The Lemelson Foundation, The Schmidt Family Foundation, Dalberg Global Development Advisors, The Good Company and OMG—has put together a list of challenges primed for Makers to solve. They call these “Top 50 Game-Changing Technologies for Defeating Global Poverty.” These are summarized in a 20-page list, and then fully explored in the full 600-page report. They shared this list “because the problems we all seek to address require urgent action,” and they invite the problem-solvers of the world (you, dear readers!) to “begin the conversation.”