Undesign: A Social Change Podcast show

Undesign: A Social Change Podcast

Summary: Launched by agency DrawHistory, Undesign is a collection of conversations untangling today’s big social challenges. With our host Kosta Lucas, we speak directly and frankly about wicked problems with guests from influential global brands to fierce grassroots movements. Learn more at drawhistory.com.

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 How can technology be inclusive for everyone, everywhere? (Garen Checkley) (Special) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3552

Joining Undesign on this special surprise episode to discuss inclusive technology is Garen Checkley, Product Manager at Google's Next Billion Users initiative. Garen shares plenty of insightful stories on Google’s mission to make technology helpful for everyone, everywhere, from their new research on building voice-first products, to an important report on gender equity online. This surprise episode was released to celebrate DrawHistory's sixth birthday, and the enduring role that technology design can play in creating societal change. For more, go to DrawHistory's website: drawhistory.com/undesignpodcast/. 

 How do we move beyond the 'black tile' in the fight for racial justice? (Fadzi Whande) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3913

Joining us on Undesign’s Season One finale to talk racial justice, online activism, and active allyship is our guest, Fadzi Whande. Fadzi is currently the Senior Programme Officer (Diversity and Inclusion Adviser) at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). She is also the Founding Director of the Whande Group, a consultancy and program development organisation extending this work. For more, go to DrawHistory's website: drawhistory.com/undesignpodcast/.

 What surprise special episode is coming soon? (Announcement) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 130

We drop by with two quick announcements we're excited to share. While we originally planned for 8 interviews this season, we have a special bonus episode with Google next week to talk about their Next Billion Users initiative on making technology inclusive for everyone, everywhere! Also, Undesign is up for the 2021 People's Choice Podcast Awards. To vote, go to podcastawards.com and click on the big blue button for “Nominations Voting”. We’re under the “Society & Culture category”. The rest of the categories are optional, but you can stick around and vote for your other podcast favorites if you have the time. For more, go to DrawHistory's website: drawhistory.com/undesignpodcast/.

 What can genuine Indigenous empowerment look like? (Luke Pearson) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4740

Talking to us on this episode of Undesign is our guest, Luke Pearson. Luke is a Gamilaraay man who founded IndigenousX, a digital “pass the mic” platform for upcoming Indigenous writers, creatives and thought leaders to take back control over their stories and their voices. For more, go to DrawHistory's website: drawhistory.com/undesignpodcast/.

 How do we use social media to influence good? (Nadir Nahdi) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3642

On this episode of Undesign, we discuss using social media for social good with Nadir Nahdi. Nadir is the founder of BENI, a multi-platform space for a truly multicultural, pluralist, digital community to emerge, as well as a YouTube Creators for Change Ambassador. This episode is a personal, introspective chat where hard truths emerge. For more, go to DrawHistory's website: drawhistory.com/undesignpodcast/.

 Can digital activism create enduring change? (Emmy Suzuki Harris) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3448

On this episode of Undesign, we are joined by Emmy Suzuki Harris. Emmy is the Asia Regional Director for the Change.org Foundation, the philanthropic initiative of Change.org. We dive into some of the questions that she and her team spend everyday trying to better understand, from what makes a campaign successful to assessing the effectiveness of petitions. For more, go to DrawHistory's website: drawhistory.com/undesignpodcast/.

 Is nationalism distorting our sense of identity? (Dr Farida Fozdar) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4522

On this episode of Undesign, we dive deeper into nationalism and its impacts on our identity with Dr Farida Fozdar. Farida is a distinguished sociologist with The University of Western Australia who has published over a hundred journal articles, chapters, books and reports on these fundamental questions of how diverse communities (and people) form relationships with one another.  For more, go to DrawHistory's website: drawhistory.com/undesignpodcast/. Special thanks to Kai from Curiosity Digital for recording this episode. Learn more about Kai at kailovel.com.

 Is sustainable tourism a zero-sum game? (Edmund Morris) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3046

On this episode of Undesign, we unpack travel and tourism with Edmund Morris. Edmund is a well-travelled and experienced international economic development professional, currently Founder at Equator Analytics and formerly an economist with USAID.  For more, go to DrawHistory's website: drawhistory.com/undesignpodcast/. Special thanks to Kai from Curiosity Digital for recording this episode. Learn more about Kai at kailovel.com.

 Why is participating in free knowledge important? (Zack McCune) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3988

On this episode of Undesign, we discuss free knowledge and open-source culture with Zack McCune — diving deep in everything that entails, from edit wars to the legacy of former President Trump. Zack is the Director of Brand for Wikipedia and various projects of the Wikimedia Foundation, arguably the most well-known, global mobilization of the free knowledge movement. For more, go to DrawHistory's website: drawhistory.com/undesignpodcast/.

 How does counterspeech prevent online extremism? (Dr Erin Saltman) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4154

On this episode of Undesign, we discuss online extremism and counterspeech with Dr Erin Saltman. Erin is an experienced researcher and practitioner who is the current Director of Programming for the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT). She was also formerly Facebook’s Head of Counterterrorism and Dangerous Organizations Policy for Europe, Middle East and Africa. For more, go to DrawHistory's website: drawhistory.com/undesignpodcast/.

 How can we untangle the world's problems and redesign them? (Trailer) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 165

Launched by social change agency DrawHistory, Undesign is a collection of conversations untangling today’s big social challenges. With our host Kosta Lucas, we speak directly and frankly about wicked problems with guests from leading global brands to fierce grassroots movements. For more, go to DrawHistory's website: drawhistory.com/undesignpodcast/.

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