My Story – by Chihiro (Chi) Sato

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Name: Chihiro Sato
Event: Hackathon for Ethical Solutions to Unethical Problems
City: Berlin

Work, hobbies, family life, leisure, pleasure… Which activities from your present life would you like to keep doing? Which things would you like to never do again? Which would you want to start doing/do more of?

Hi. I like to work with people who do have different profession/background to deal with social challenges.
Although I do not like to work without considering the purpose of a project for whom or for what, designing work in a broader sense makes me happy.

What is an a question or desire that drives you or your work? How did you get started and what hurdles have you met along the way? Which doubts do you have about the work you are doing and the path forward? What kind of support would you like to offer others traveling a similar path?

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I always feel that our society is really complicated, and I am so small. But I don’t want to give up with creating a better world. My professional background is an art director and graphic designer. Besides working in the commercialists field, I started to doubt designing tools to sale products produced without thinking from an ethical perspective and knowing end users. This feeling brought me to work for a community development project in Japan.

Also, I am intrigued with that idea: any person can bring their creativity and become a ‘co-designer’ to help better the world together, and I believe that making a healthy society is a fundamental activity for human beings. In this, I agree with Victor Papanek, who also advocated that ‘all men are designers. All that we do, almost all the time, is design, for design is basic to all human activity’.

Currently, I graduated master of design research, and I gained new knowledge of design such as service design, the essence of biomimicry and co-creative approach through practice. In the realm of social design practice, ‘designing’ is not always done by ‘expert designers’ trained in specific skills, and co-creation by all stakeholders has become key for solving social issues. However, I think that I will be able to bring these design methodologies, which can tackle social problems and can drive prototyping in the process of the hackathon.

Great, now that you’ve made it easier for us to introduce you to the others – start to think about the topic and purpose of the event itself. Why do you want to participate in it? How do you feel the topic touches your work or life at the moment / in the future?

We are living in connecting world. Although, technology enables us to communicate with more people. I have a personal question about it. I think the accessibility of the internet and social media is a privilege of limited people who live in an abundant world. For example, I can read and can pay for the internet. Today we can ask donation or investment through the several platforms instantly. This is amazing. But, can we really be hearing voices from socially vulnerable people?

Through the hackathon, I want to find a new clue about new communication for real diversity.

name: Chihiro (Chi) Sato

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That sounds great! Ping @BlackForestBoi

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Welcome. Looking forward to hearing, or rather reading, more about this here.

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@chihiro_chi_sato_2, there has been an update in the time plan for the Hackathon tomorrow:


�8.30 – we open door�s

9.00 – we close doors
we gather for a small breakfast at 8.30 am and we start sharp at 9am

9.00—14 Deep Work
we’ll spend the morning of Saturday trying to step back from the problem-solving mind and seeing the full picture

14—15 Lunch break

15.30 Check-in getting back from lunch
In the afternoon we’ll dig into deep sharing and mixing of models, projects and approaches

16—17.45 First Round of Working Tables

17.45 tea break / stretch

18—19.30 Second Round of Working Tables

19.30 Break and Eating together

20 Cacao Cerimony and Celebration
We’ll celebrate in the night with an in-house party with cacao and nice vibes :slight_smile:

– we start at 11am harvesting the learnings from the previous day and continuing refining our experiments and helping each others to document and produce them. We’ll have a moment to gather feedback from other people and then hacking on projects and incorporating feedback. We’ll go on untill 17.30/18

Dinner on Sat night included!