Lauren Weinstein is a multidisciplinary designer working at the intersection of social change and co-design. Lauren has co-designed and implemented services, systems and policy that build social and economic prosperity.
Lauren’s expertise draws from the fields of sociology, community development and ethnographic research methods. Lauren’s international work explores how intentional, inclusive, context-informed design strategies can improve social systems and complex public services both in international development and domestic policy reform.
Lauren is a graduate of Maryland Institute College of Art where she earned her MA in Social Design. Holding a BA in Sociology and Environmental Studies from Bucknell University, she consistently seeks to explore the intersection of social science and design.
Travels and work continue to take Lauren around the globe. She's made a documentary on agricultural worker rights partnering with grassroots NGOs in Nicaragua; studied environmental sustainability in the forests of Costa Rica; backpacked through Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, and Indonesia; spent a year living and working on accountable governance in Nigeria; explored systemic change in child protection in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the UK.
Lauren has worked as a service designer for Reboot where she partnered with the World Bank, USAID, and the NYC Mayor's office of criminal justice to redesign opportunities for social inclusion and accountability. She currently works for the Australian Centre for Social Innovation as a Principal of Design Research and Inclusive Innovation residing in Adelaide, South Australia. Lauren has recently co-founded The Residency a global learning collective for Change Design.