Slow Social Innovation

Slow Social Innovation

Guest blog by Cheryl Heller Founding Chair of MFA Design for Social Innovation at the School of Visual Arts, New York City

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 2:00pm



Why give a damn:

The days of lone heroes and quick fixes are over, and never were what we hoped they would be. Our problems are too complex to fix quickly, and too big to fix alone. For everyone trying to change the world on a deadline, give it up.

We needed the Slow Food movement to remind us that meals can heal us through their rituals of connectedness and their nourishing substance. We need the Slow Money movement to remind us that money should serve life and not the other way around.

I watch the accelerating popularity of social innovation with hope as well as concern. Far more people take an interest in it, but it’s being shrunk to fit our busy lives, and subjected to ill-fitting expectations for gratification.  

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