Is a student at Emily Carr University of Art + Design studying both Industrial Design and Community Engagement. Hope is passionate about design and its ability to find and communicate meaning to the world. Utilizing design as a vehicle for social justice and anti-oppression, Hope strives to design meaningful experiences and telling stories from perspectives not often realized through design.
Hope’s social venture idea: The Craft Cart Project
By offering portable carts for artists to rent out and use, the Craft Carts Project would provide local craftspeople with a platform to sell their work directly to tourists visiting downtown Vancouver. The main goal of the program is to celebrate local craft by enabling craftspeople with both the opportunity and platform to promote and sell their work.
Hope’s host organisations:
Fab Lab London
We’re a 4000 sq.ft. creative space that provides open and membership based access to digital fabrication tools, an electronics lab, education workshops, making events and a vibrant community. We help individuals and companies learn about the application of digital technologies, rapid hardware prototyping, 3D printing and sustainable design practices.
We have a range of fabrication platforms and tools on site including laser cutters, 3D printers, milling machines, sewing machines, 3D scanners, traditional hand tools (saws, drills, hammers, chisels etc) and CNC machines. Complementing the physical and mechanical design we provide access to an electronics lab with the latest platforms, design tools and test equipment.
University of Greenwich Centre for Innovation, Imagination and Inspiration
Our mission is to work with local businesses and organisations to support them in the development of practical services and solutions, providing profitable and sustainable business benefits.
Meet Hope’s mentors:
Product Designer with a first class honours, serial entrepreneur and inventor. Over 25 years’ experience in product design, ideation and taking products to market. Started the early 90’s with period at Apple, 5 years in a Telco, 6 in media and advertising and 4 in TV establishing BskyB Innovation lab.More recently CEO of a number of rapidly growing start-ups developing products in the education sector, green-tech and digital fabrication
Charles teaches, researches and practices social entrepreneurship. His first stint at social entrepreneurship involved setting up a socially innovative community business centre in 1997. This initiative provided jobs and work experience opportunities for people in a deprived community in north London. Charles has a keen interest in developing new ideas for social enterprise sustainability and is excited about the opportunities to promote student entrepreneurship. He is currently working collaboratively on various social enterprise projects for students, staff and the global community. Charles is a Senior Lecturer in Social Enterprise and MBA Social Enterprise Lead at the University of Greenwich-UK.