Skoll Chat Series: A Conversation with Darshan Sanghrajka

25th November 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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A Conversation with Darshan Sanghrajka

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Programme Manager for Social Ventures, Chris Blues engages in a deep conversation with Knowledge Equity Fellow, Darshan Sanghrajka on responsible innovation.

The ‘Skoll Chat’ series hosted by the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship brings together experts, scholars and practitioners to engage in a conversation around what motivates, facilitates and sustains change. Guests will speak on what led them to their work or calling, reflect on their journeys and offer insight on what is needed in our challenging times.

During this conversation we will be:

– Reflecting on responsible innovation through the lens of entrepreneurship, creativity, and masculinity.

– Exploring future alternatives that truly enable the imagination, curiosity, and kindness of being human.

Join us for a deep conversation on social impact.

Please note: the link to access the online event will be emailed to you approximately 24 hours before the event, and on the day of the event.

Speaker: Darshan Sanghrajka

Darshan is the founder of social innovation studio, Super Being Labs. He has 14 years of experience of using design, creativity, and tech for good to help tackle complex social problems, working with partners like the George The Poet, Breast Cancer Now, Action for Children, The Brilliant Club, UnLtd, Apps for Good, Turn2Us, CAST, and many more. Each project sits across 1 or all of the 3 impact areas that Super Being exists for – systems for young people, systems for issues today, and systems for the arts. Through working on multiple impact areas that all come together, Super Being Labs is on a mission to design a world that truly enables the best of human potential.

Darshan has melded his lived, practical and technical experience together to inform and shape his work. He believes so many of the problems we see stem from people who are lost, hurt, divided, or manipulated. He wants to reverse that path, especially at a time where technology and social media catalyses division and prevents so much human progress as a result of that division. And that is why he founded Super Being Labs. The idea behind it is that we’re all born as Super Beings – imaginative, creative, curious, funny, and kind to each other. Then over time those powers get dulled or taken away. Well, what would the world look like if we created systems that enabled Super Beings and supported them to fulfill their potential? We’d have unity, purpose, and breakthroughs that make all our lives awesome. In doing his work, he also dedicated time to supporting movements that advance social justice and democracy, especially where they intersect with the digital world – whether that involves doing the work, writing thoughts on it, or giving talks to build collective action behind all of this. When not working on Super Being, he is also the co-founder of Being ManKind, a project created by Super Being Labs that uses storytelling to help inspire boys to shun damaging gender stereotypes and grow into kind, compassionate and empathetic humans – everything that will render terms like ‘Man Up’ redundant.

Outside of work, Darshan is a non-exec at Sporting Memories Network (a social enterprise using sporting reminiscence to fight dementia and isolation for the elderly), Chair for STCA – a community charity in Kings Cross, and on the Ventures Advisory Board at UnLtd – the foundation for social entrepreneurs, and when he gets time – he performs stand up comedy.

Please note: the link to access the online event will be emailed to you approximately 24 hours before the event, and on the day of the event.

 

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25th November 2020
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Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship
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skollcentre@sbs.ox.ac.uk
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