In a world of broken systems, intractable problems and too little time, our obvious choice is to just keep going. Lauren Currie spells out why, when it comes to doing good, it’s time to recognise that brilliant ideas demand brilliant teamwork.
Lauren believes that the design process can help all of us tackle social problems and imagine how work could be better. She will share stories that will stir your heart and leave you asking “what is the right problem to solve?”
#upfront is a way for people who would one day like to speak onstage experience the stage without the pressure of performing. #upfront is dedicated to changing confidence. Here’s what other people from London and from Manchester who have sat #upfront have to say about the experience.
About Lauren Currie OBE
Lauren (aka @redjotter) is a European designer and entrepreneur from Scotland. She lives in London and spends her time as MD of NOBL in the UK and Europe, and founder of #UPFRONT. She speaks on global stages around the world from Sydney to Beijing, and New York to Hong Kong. She teaches at leading educational institutions from INSEEC to the University of Dundee, coaching the next generation of designers and doers. Prior to NOBL, Lauren was Director of Design at Good Lab.
Lauren co-founded Snook, an award winning global design consultancy based in London and Glasgow. Management Today recently named Lauren as one of the UK’s top 35 business women under 35. She designed and led Hyper Island’s new MA in Experience Design and was recently featured in ELLE UK as 30 women under 30 changing the world. Last year she was awarded an OBE for her services to design and diversity.
In association with the University of Sydney Architecture, Design, and Planning campus.