What do you see when you See a homeless person? | Casey Hrynkow Shewchuk | TEDxEmilyCarrU
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Why is it that, when we see strangers, we create stories in our minds about them that make us feel anything from warm, to guarded, to fearful? Is it age, manner of dress, behaviour? Somehow we create unconscious narratives about the people we encounter. And our physical response to that narrative can make that stranger feel safe, embarrassed, or afraid.
Casey Hrynkow Shewchuk takes us through her research, developed to have complete strangers from very different life states, have some meaningful interaction. Her goal: to have them learn about each other in order to break down barriers. What she learned was simple, but profound. Casey Hrynkow Shewchuk has made a profession out of her curiosity. She is constantly asking “Why?” and “Why not?”.
Working as a Design Researcher and Design Strategist, Casey uses Design Thinking tools to help communities imagine different and better futures. These disarming tools help people think in unfamiliar ways. Out of this work comes fresh and — sometimes —ground-breaking thinking. Casey is Senior Design Strategist with Ion Brand Design in Vancouver and a member of Emily Carr University of Art and Design’s Sessional Faculty, where she has taught for the last 15 years. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx