About Aran Baker
SDGC19 Speaker Aran Baker
Aran Baker is a design strategist and the founder of Cohere Design Lab, a social impact design consultancy working at the intersection of climate change, equity and health. Aran taught systems thinking and sustainable design at Parsons School of Design in New York City and is an IDEO Civic Design Fellow. She has a background in visual design and an MS in Design and Urban Ecologies from Parsons School of Design. She currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Talk - together with Emily Wright
'Designing Our Future Today: Service Design at the Front Lines of Climate Resilience'
Climate change poses unprecedented challenges to our social and ecological systems, calling us to design the future world we need today. We will use case studies to demonstrate how service design is uniquely suited to tackle the complexity of the climate crisis and share examples of tools and methods designers can use for climate mitigation and adaptation. Regenerative, transformative, and justice-centered principles for designing for climate resilience will ground our conversation.