MaRS Centre, CR-3
101 College Street
Helsinki Design Lab (HDL) uses strategic design to uncover the “architecture” of large-scale social challenges and develop more holistic, complete solutions for improvement.
HDL is an initiative by Sitra, The Finnish Innovation Fund, to advance strategic design as a way to re-examine, rethink and redesign the systems we’ve inherited from the past. Innovative and generous with their findings, HDL has become a highly respected global leader in strategic design for social innovation.
Come and hear how HDL operates and how their successful Studio Model works. Through case studies, we’ll learn new ways to apply strategic design methods here in Canada.
Part of the MaRS Global Leadership Series
Before joining HDL, Bryan Boyer worked as an independent architect, software programmer and technology entrepreneur. He received his BFA with Honors from the Rhode Island School of Design, and his M.Arch from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Bryan is co-author of the HDL book, In Studio: Recipes for Systemic Change.