Make/Share meets Boost by Design

Make/Share meets Boost by Design: a discussion about design, digital innovation and community building.

Make/Share is a free monthly night, bringing people together to gain a behind the scenes insight into the processes of the speakers, held on the second Wednesday of each month.

We’re delighted that at this month’s event on 14th June (7 – 9pm) at The Beer Kitchen Dundee, there is a special social enterprise and design focus. We invite you to join us and take part in the discussion about how creativity can help build social impact, over a drink and a snack! Featuring talks by the social enterprises who have been part of the Boost by Design project this year, we will also be speaking about some of the findings from the project.

Speakers will talk about their experience of working in a social enterprise as well as the impact BOOST by Design has had on their projects. Through this event we hope to continue the conversation about how the creative and social enterprise sectors can work more collaboratively in future, this event is open to anyone interested in these topics. After the talks there’s time for questions and the opportunity to share any news you want.

During this special Make/Share meets Boost by Design event we’ll also have extra refreshments for you to enjoy.


Speakers include:

  • Sarah-Ellis Martin from Sarah-Ellis Martin Nutrition and Health which is helping parents become able and confident to feed their children in a better way through simple and affordable advice shared via social medias and workshops.
  • Chris Kelly from Tayside Healthcare Arts Trust (THAT) which develops and delivers Creative Engagement Participatory Arts  Projects for people with Long Term Health Conditions across Tayside.
  • Jordan Butler from Togs for Tots to Teens which are improving the wellbeing of parents and children in need through the collection and distribution of clothing and equipment.
  • Ethan Dalziel from Advocating Together which is an independent advocacy service which is starting up a new social enterprise to raise awareness about autism, learning disabilities and communication needs. They provide a bespoke communication service and use design to improve communication accessibility across the city.



BOOST by Design is a project for Dundee’s social enterprises from varied backgrounds who are keen to develop their understanding of service design, innovation and digital skills. Working with Dundee Social Enterprise Network, Boost by Design has supported 14 early stage social enterprises who could benefit from gaining a better understanding of service design, digital innovation and community building. Boost by Design is run in association with local partners, including Open Change, who are well regarded for their service design approaches, and Slurpp. The project has only been made possible thanks to valuable Rank Foundation support.

You can read about some of our different sessions here – Introduction to service design thinking, here – Defining the problems and generating new ideas, here – Visioning the future of your social enterprise and here – Building communities online!


Make/Share meets Boost by Design                                                

Date: Wednesday 14th June 2017.
Time: 7 – 9pm.
Location: Innis and Gunn’s Beer Kitchen, South Tay Street, Dundee, DD1 1PA.
Tickets: free but please book in advance here.

You can follow and tweet about the event using the hashtag #MakeShare as well as watching it live from our Facebook page at 7pm.