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Undesign tries to untangle today's big social issues
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Undesign tries to untangle today's big social issues


Undesign, a new weekly podcast on untangling the world’s wicked problems, launched today. Created by strategy and design consultancy DrawHistory, each episode explores complex issues, from counterterrorism to sustainable tourism, and reveals insights on how people can redesign a more inclusive society. In its inaugural season, the podcast is hosting guests from organisations such as, Wikipedia, and the United Nations.

“Undesign” will deliver eight episodes with leading thinkers and doers from diverse sectors to open up new perspectives and encourage new ways of thinking. Guests share findings from multi-year research, personal anecdotes, and behind-the-scenes stories. “As a consultancy in the social change sector, we often connect with people doing impactful work and we get to have so many stimulating conversations with them. We want to democratise this valuable knowledge by inviting people to join us and listen in. By doing this, our hope is that people pursuing change will be able to better engage with social issues in the ways that are most meaningful to them,” says Kosta Lucas, Host of “Undesign” and Head of Community Practice at DrawHistory (pictured above).

Undesign is a podcast on untangling the world’s problems and redesigning its futures. Guests and topics in Season 1 include:

"Many of the world’s issues are complex with no clear answers — but if there’s one thing we learned from our guests, it’s that solving these wicked problems will be a group effort,” says Jeffrey Effendi, Founder at DrawHistory. “Oftentimes, we are the ones connecting the dots with clients as strategists and creatives, but we genuinely believe that everyone can be designers when it comes to our world’s future. We can’t wait to hear what insights, themes, and throughlines people will uncover for themselves with Undesign to inform their work better.”

The first episode of “Undesign” is now available.

About DrawHistory

DrawHistory is a strategy and design consultancy whose mission is to design new futures for people who need tomorrow to be better than today. DrawHistory has worked with over 150 organisations, from UNICEF to Population Services International and Multicultural NSW, on design research, brand initiatives, and digital transformation projects.

About Undesign

Launched by DrawHistory, a strategy and design consultancy in Australia, Undesign is a series of conversations with leading thinkers and doers in our community who have dedicated themselves to tackle big social challenges and make the world better through their work. In each episode, we untangle a problem and get their insights on how we can redesign a better, more inclusive society.



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