Immersion/Out there (2011–2014)
Immersion was a collaboration with Fishbird (a communication studio). Together we developed a multi-year program of outcome-driven global public health initiatives addressing: multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, sustainable aging, radically open data, etc. We lead team workshops, stayed in regular dialogue with project leaders, documented the process, introduced new voices to the conversation, and encouraged societal & institutional critiques by way of design. Over the course of the projects we traveled to seven countries and convened with representatives from many more. As non-experts in healthcare we were instrumental in shifting practices, dialogues, and roles among the participating pharmaceutical industry, ministries of health, and NGOs. We also acted as editors and designers of the Immersion website and book, communicating the projects and thinking to future partners and participants.
Invited participants included:
Aravind Eye Care Systems