In Fall 2018, senior-level students were challenged to confront “wicked problems” in Calgary as they related to the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Over four months, I researched, in partnership with Kyna Ceschini, Calgary’s retention of young creatives of the Creative Class. Through interviews with subject matter experts, peer surveys, and extensive desk research, our team determined the factors of growing talent in creative and technology industries.
In a semester-long project, Information Design Students challenged Calgary’s problems as related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. To foster sustainable creative talent through mentorship in Calgary, Phoebe Davis and Kyna Ceschini, developed an exhibition display for HUMANLY – Systems Thinking and Changemaking, Information Design Capstone Showcase 2017. Presenting a timeline of Calgary industry, a system Map explaining the factors of retention in Calgary and the Creative Class, showcase attendees were encouraged to discuss the influence of mentorship for young people and senior executives.