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Remo Giuffre
Founder & Director
Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia

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Niki Dun

Founder + Director | Design For Development | TEDxEastVan

Vancouver, Canada

Generally thinking:

Global Issues
Sustainability & Environment
Government & Community
Arts & Entertainment
Creativity & Design

My tags:

CommunityCraftsCultureEntrepreneurshipEventsMarketingMuseumsProduct DesignSocial ChangeSustainabilityWriting

Very good at:
+ Generating ideas to solve problems - creatively
+ Facilitating situations to connect people and build community

About me & my work:

Improving quality of life and building community through collaborative design is what I’ve been drawn to so far. My work in social design began with founding Design For Development (DFD), a registered charity that aims to reduce poverty and save lives by designing and producing solutions to basic-needs issues faced by underserved and low resource communities.

Design For Development’s Bike Ambulance Project is the current focus of my work as Director of DFD. The Bike Ambulance has been piloted in communities in Malawi and Namibia and exhibited at Bruce Mau’s Massive Change show, MOV’s Velo-City and most recently the Design In Canada exhibit at Canada House in London. Right now I’m jumping back into DFD after having put it on hold for a few years while I was spending time with my daughters.

In the past few years, I’ve developed an interest in facilitating the sharing of creative and innovative ideas at local and global levels - with the goal of fostering a deeper understanding of the world, of changing attitudes, of sparking collaboration. I am an active member and supporter of the TED and TEDx communities and am the co-producer of TEDxEastVan.

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