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Culturally Competent Design Research: Divergent Thinking

  • Start: 14th May, 2024 @ 6:00PM
  • End: 14th May, 2024 @ 8:00PM
  • SPACE4 (Black gate entrance, 2nd Floor), 113-115 Fonthill Road London N4 3HH

Join us for a unique journey into the realm of creative thinking! 100kicks has embarked on a groundbreaking exploration, comparing the predictive powers of astrology and finance.

Surprisingly, these seemingly divergent fields have hidden insights that can inspire each other. In this immersive session, you’ll harness the power of divergent thinking to unearth extraordinary ideas that hold the key to solving everyday challenges.

Why attend?

  • A no frills guide to doing research. No big words without explanations.
  • Learn a bit more about why being culturally competent is important.
  • To have strategies in place that allow you and your teams to build with care.
  • Learn how to do research on a budget, whilst remaining ethical .

Who is this for?

  • Existing Researchers (especially if they are working in a people facing domain)
  • Educational Researchers
  • Designers of all types that may be interested in how to design for a fairer world
  • Policy folks
  • Folks working in government who want to figure out how they can do research within communities they may be trying to learn more about.
  • Anyone that wants to know more about “research” and how to do to it for themselves/their own community
  • Anyone interested in community led research practises
  • These are going to be creative and fun workshops, so anyone interested in learning about a new skill

Workshop Leader

Afreen Saulat has over eight years of experience in research and strategy. She is passionate about making technology more equitable, accessible, and global market friendly, for diverse groups of people. She founded 100kicks, a research and strategy studio that specialises in culturally competent design research, to help businesses understand and engage with their customers and stakeholders using engaging methods and outputs that go beyond a long-winded report.


SPACE4 Masterclasses

SPACE4 is part of Outlandish, a co-op that builds websites and digital tools for social good. We are interested in tech for good, progressive economics, and left-leaning politics. We provide co-working, meeting, and events space, primarily to social innovators and digital activists. We also organise and host a range of events, workshops, and meetups around these topics.

This workshop is part of an ongoing programme of masterclasses to increase employability in our borough and beyond. We are funded by Islington Council.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch or visit us.

The £5 charge on this event is a deposit that will be refunded if you attend. The reason behind this is to assure bums on the seats as we spend a lot of time prepping for these events and workshops. If you’re unable to pay contact natasha@outlandish.com for free registration.

Venue access information: https://space4.tech/visit-us