6—8 March 2019

John McIntyre Conference Centre, Edinburgh

Design and money

Session type:
Workshop

Session duration:
90 minutes

Presented by:

Shanti Mathew

Public Policy Lab

Camilla Buchanan

Government Inclusive Economy Unit, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, UK (currently on sabbatical)

About this Workshop

Everyone wants to do good work. Designers want to make products, services and systems that are useful to people. Civil servants want to define policies and deliver services that improve the wellbeing of their constituents. But despite good intentions, much of the work we are able to do comes down to whether there is budget to pay for it. That’s what we’re going to talk about: money - who has it, how to use it and where to get it.

About the Speakers

Shanti Mathew

Shanti fights poverty by helping government make big change. As deputy director of the Public Policy Lab, she works with government to transform complex social service systems, making them more accessible, holistic, collaborative and measurably effective. She has partnered with the NYC Administration of Children’s Services, the NYC Department of Education, the NYC Department of Social Services, the US Department of Veterans' Affairs and many more public-interest organisations.

 @ShantiMMathew

Camilla Buchanan

Camilla is a UK government civil servant with expertise in design, policy making and impact investing. She has spent her whole career in roles that bring new resources and points of view to policy and service development - working at organisations including the Cabinet Office, Design Council and European Commission. She has taught and applied design extensively with civil servant teams, and her work in impact investing includes setting up a $400m fund for the UK social sector in 2017.

Camilla has been a fellow of the Public Policy Lab in New York since 2015 and has worked with the team on criminal justice and education projects. She was a visiting scholar at the Parsons DESIS Lab in 2018, where she ran research on sector support requirements for public sector design in New York. She is currently doing a PhD in design at Lancaster University in the UK.

 @annie_camilla

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