United Nations published this video item, entitled “How to Spark Innovation for Change – Innovating for Peace Series | UN DPPA” – below is their description.
What inspires us to think outside of our usual ways? How can physical objects stimulate our thinking toward peaceful solutions? Can the meaning of peace be interpreted by objects? This documentary captures efforts of the Innovation Cell in the UN Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (UN DPPA) to spark new ideas to advance the UN’s work on conflict prevention, peacemaking and peacebuilding.
Celebrating World Creativity and Innovation Week in April 2022, the UN DPPA Innovation Cell has partnered with the creative firm Altimeter and the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) to develop a collection of one of a kind, handmade objects to encourage imagination and give a physical format to what, for example, the texture of resilience, the weight of dialogue, or the movement of diplomacy could look like. The initiative included interactive workshops for UN staff members to explore in a more in-depth way how objects can shape our thinking on peace.
Interviewees (in order of appearance):
Martin Waehlisch, UN Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs
Anni Tervo, UN Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs
Benjamin Cutivet, UN Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs
Jennifer Bissonnette, Rhode Island School of Design
Khipra Nichols, Rhode Island School of Design
Doug Borkman, Rhode Island School of Design
Faisal Siddiqui, UN Departments of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs and Peace Operations
Avishan Bodjnoud, Information Management Officer, UN Department of Peace Operations
Emily Rothschild, Rhode Island School of Design
Katarina L Kuai, UN Development Coordination Office
Pauline Akelo Onunga Adero, UN Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs
Produced by the Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (UN DPPA)
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