Tania is a systems and participatory designer, and a recovering project and change manager in all things social innovation.
Making systemic changes in our world that take people’s lived experiences seriously. Privileging the voices of those that have been excluded from our socio-economic systems. Understanding and embracing the complexity of who we are as humans in our social systems. Designing social value, not just for it, with our ecology and social justice in mind.
Whakawhanaungatanga, the act of building relationships. Manaakitanga, the act of respect, generosity and care.
“How might we change our systems to enable radical and active inclusion.”
Over the last 10+ years Tania has worked across a range of sectors, industries and organisations in behaviour change work in IT, digital, service and intervention design. With specific capabilities in collaborative systems design, and adversity informed participatory practices with people experiencing and working in challenges such as homelessness, mental health distress and addictions, family and sexual violence.
“How might we reconsider the role we play in systems and people’s lives.”
From time to time Tania writes things about what she thinks, feels and does in her work and research. Her latest adventure is a Masters in Design for Social Innovation with a thesis on “Intersectional Social Innovation in Aotearoa”.