Intergalactic Design – Applying Social Design to Sustainability

Intergalactic Design – Applying Social Design to Sustainability from Security & Sustainability Forum on Vimeo.

Aired on 11/15/2018

How can the power of design be harnessed to address pressing challenges such as poverty and climate change? Designer and strategist Cheryl Heller discussed social design, a new approach to navigating uncertainty and strengthening collaboration. She shared the principles and process of social design as well as case studies.

Watch author and designer Cheryl Heller in a 90-minute webinar, co-sponsored by SSF and Island Press, to explore the principles of social design and how to apply them to vexing societal challenges.


Matt Enstice is the President and CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc., a pioneering organization that has become a powerful engine of revitalization in Buffalo. Matt is focused on the intersection of energy, entrepreneurship & technology, and how it will drive the new economy in Buffalo and beyond.

Cheryl Heller is an American business strategist and designer. She is the Founding Chair of the first MFA program in Design for Social Innovation at the School of Visual Arts, President of the design lab CommonWise, and winner of the AIGA Medal for her contribution to the field of design.