While in Istanbul this month I had the chance to visit Salt Galata, a contemporary art institution occupying a former bank building in the Karaköy district. This work by Richard Whitby entitled The Lost Ones was on, showing a group of individuals waiting to have their residency status assessed by a rude and unforgiving disembodied voice.
To improve the health care system, we need to think bigger about the role of patient engagement. Engagement must be embedded in daily practice.
I wrote this op-ed for the Institute for Research on Public Policy's July issue of Policy Options.
Libraries are among our most ubiquitous third spaces. In this Toronto Star article, a strategic partnership between Toronto Public Library and Toronto Public Health highlights how moving care into the community improves access to critical care and prevention services, and ultimately, saves lives.
In the Spring 2018 issue of the Stanford Social Innovation Review, author Elizabeth Good Christopherson and colleagues argue that new approaches to scientific communication are needed. When faced with public doubt or misunderstanding, Christopherson argues, scientists should roll up their sleeves and engage with audiences in a bi-directional dialogue about their communication preferences, including paying more attention to subtle behavioural influences, such as message framing.
What exactly is co-design, what does ‘involvement’ really entail, and which projects are best-suited to co-design? Through a brief overview of co-design for health, I, along with Pivot Design Group team members Ian Chalmers and Pam Sethi, set out to provide an answer to these questions and more.
Will AI automate inequality? An IRPP podcast on how can we ensure that digital innovations don't create a “digital poorhouse.”
"Design tools and methods are thus never, as most toolkits and models claim, value-neutral, but always arrive laden with political and cultural baggage" - Ahmed Ansari's post on the politics of design methods often overlooked by design professionals and those who use design tools alike.
This weekend I had the chance to check out Jim Goldberg's Rich and Poor project at the Ryerson Image Centre. From 1977 to 1985 the artist worked with both affluent and impoverished residents of San Francisco's Bay area to highlight the growing divide between residents, often with raw self-reflection and insight.
Vice Canada offers a devastating profile of the opioid crisis in Sault Ste. Marie.