In 2020, Chatham House and London Design Biennale launched Design in an Age of Crisis, a global open call inviting radical design thinking from the world’s design community, the public and young people to harness the creativity that comes from crisis.
In 2021, Chatham House and London Design Biennale are hosting a series of events investigating how radical design ideas can shape health, work, environment and society, starting with health.
Great design thinking can play a major role in improving our health and wellbeing and strengthening our resilience to illness. It can provide us with the information we need to keep healthy and enable access to healthcare for all. Innovations in design can improve health outcomes through the objects we use every day and the systems and supply chains through which we receive treatment.
In this virtual event, a panel of designers and policy experts come together to discuss how design and policy communities can drive transformative innovations to better design healthcare, from systems to objects, for everyone’s health benefit.
This event is produced as part of SNF CoLab – our project to share our ideas with you in experimental, collaborative ways – and to learn how you think we can design a better future.
Professor David Harper, Senior Consulting Fellow, Global Health Programme, Chatham House
Thomas Heatherwick, Founder and Design Director, Heatherwick Studio
Emma Ross, Senior Consulting Fellow, Global Health Programme, Chatham House
Chair: Ana Yang, Acting Executive Director, Hoffmann Centre for Sustainable Resource Economy