Innovolvement

Neologism – A newly coined word or expression.

Innovolvement was set up on my placement year and is an innovation club (Innovative, Involvement). It is a group of students and staff, from all faculties, that come together to discuss different issues. It was very successful and is now being carried on by the new placement student. We ran a variety of events throughout the year, the most memorable and impacting was the Fashion Hack.

The aim – to encourage transdisciplinary engagement between students and staff from different faculties 

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Joshua Herbert and myself at the Creative and Cultural Industries, VIP Networking event, May 2016. Showcasing Innovolvement. 

The Innovolvement Journey: 10-minute video. 

This video covers the events that Innovolvement ran 2015/2016 and the process myself and Joshua Herbert completed. From conception to completion. 

OR here is the breakdown of each event that we ran over the course of 10 months.

The Launch – follow this link to read the full blog post

The Launch

Transdisciplinarity  – follow this link to read the full blog post

Transdisciplinarity

Citizenship – follow this link to read the full blog post

Citizenship

Fashion Hack: Briefing  – follow this link to read the full blog post

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Fashion Hack – follow this link to read the full blog post

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Creative Entrepreneurship – follow this link to read the full blog post

Creative Entrepreneurship

End of year Celebration – follow this link to read the full blog post

End of Year Celebration

I enjoyed planning these events and it was great to be invited back this April 2017 to help run another Fashion Hack…

‘Waste materials are the new raw materials’ – Professor Joan Farrer

This is one of the main things that I have taken from Innovolvement – to be sustainable, as much as possible. 

Before running this innovation group, I was aware of the environment and tried my best to recycle etc. But from completing the year in industry I learnt a great amount about sustainability, which has motivated me in many aspects of my life.

Some things that I personally do include:

  • Being a vegetarian 
  • Shopping in charity shops and second-hand shops
  • Recycling at home
  • Bafta ALBERT CO2 Emissions trained 
  • Last year our team coming 2nd in a LandRover BAR sustainability competition 
  • Part of a Food Co Op Enterprise (NUS Funded) team, delivering high quality organic foods at affordable prices 

To me it is important to leave as little damage to the planet as possible. It is one small change from each person that can lead to a huge change in humanity as a collective. We just need to get the message out there, so from me doing a small amount, hopefully I will influence others to see how easy it is for them too. 

Together we can make a change.