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Design Thinking Gumbo: Poetry for Social Activism & Social Change
Exploring poetry as a design research tool to examine daily life.
November 9 | 6:00 pm CDT


This workshop explored poetry as a design research tool applicable in the current environment of a pandemic.  Poetry Activism helps in engagement with communities, understanding their positive and negative experiences in a way that can lead to greater societal impact. The aim is to see poetry as a simple method of expression and integrate it as a source of creative and self-healing outlet that could potentially be used as resourceful data in research.

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About the Presenter

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Sneha Rout is a development professional who loves to find innovative ways to approach her work in the field of public health and nutrition.

  • As a graduate assistant in Design Thinking for Social Impact at the Phyllis M. Taylor Center at Tulane University, she enjoys using her passion for poetry and integrating it as a design tool that can be useful in pandemic.
  • She is pursuing an MPH in Nutrition at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.


  • Coming soon.

About the Series

Design Thinking (DT) Gumbo is a series of one-hour workshops on a variety of methods that can be used in design research. Each workshop will introduce a method, share examples of its use in other settings, and include space for participants to practice the method together.

  • Think of these methods as ingredients to make your design thinking work much more rich and flavorful. Try out the different ingredients and see which ones appeal the most to your palate.
  • This semester all of our method workshops will focus on understanding people’s experience of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • DT Gumbo is a project of the design thinking program of the Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking at Tulane University.
  • All workshops are co-facilitated by Dr. Lesley-Ann Noel and a Taylor Center Design Thinking Graduate Assistant.
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