About Rashid Owoyele

Rashid Owoyele
Berlin | Germany

MFA Transdisciplinary Design, Parsons The New School for Design (2013), BA Environmental Ethics & Design//minor & cert. in Environmental Science & Health in Public Health, Indiana University (2010).

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If you still think design isn't situated, political, and constructed by systems - let's NOT talk.

My practice is situated around a questioning of what exists and how to evaluate that through social practice and envisioning collaborative ways to engage communities and groups in processes of innovation. Facilitating workshops, presenting ideas through new perspectives, and performing in the public realm are my methods of departing the principles of design into the social consciousness. Moving from a desire to democratize design towards a process of designing democracy. We have the tools to re-design the world that we live in and that we shape for the future. The common good is inherently social — this is your call to action!

Rashid Owoyele
Social Innovation and Service Design Senior Consultant

Rashid’s interest in Service Design

Social Justice and Healthy Systems Design; Economic Inclusion; Organizational Transformation; Reverse Innovation; Launching and Evaluating Hubs for Social Innovation Teaching Experience History of World Urbanism II and Social Justice and Design, Parsons The New School for Design. Ideation and Innovation, University of Cincinnati, Participatory and Transformation Design, Design Led Innovation, and Social Innovation, Design Akademie Berlin. Awards Ronald E. McNair Scholar (2009-2010), IU School of Liberal Arts Amazing Alumni (2010), Parsons Dean’s Scholar (2011-2013), The New School Alma Mater Award (2013), and Center for Social Innovation Parsons Incubator Award Recipient (2013).

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