Founder and Director
Discussion will be based on a diverse selection of case studies of social enterprises to examine how to apply systems design tools to social enterprise creation looking at questions of sustainability, scale, hybridization and social change.
Scott Francisco – – is a hands-on designer and cultural theorist in New York City. His design approach, research, writing and teaching all seek to amplify the connection between built infrastructures and cultural systems. This comes from a lifelong interest in how people use the built environment to communicate with one another, and between generations. Years of experience in wilderness camping, corporate strategic planning, and hands on construction have all contributed to his participatory problem-solving approach, as has his fascination with lightsabers.
Scott has written extensively on design, innovation and culture and worked with several large architecture firms in New York City. He holds a Master of Science in Architecture Studies from MIT and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Toronto. He has taught and advised at the University of Kentucky College of Architecture, MIT, RISD and Parsons the New School for Design.