Case Study

Redesigning Ownership - a Design Thinking Approach

Tuesday, September 17th
12:30 – 13:15
Main Room

Current models of company ownership are failing us. They have contributed to massive wealth inequalities, they are damaging the urban environment and environmental health, and they are failing to deliver the kinds of careers people are looking for as working patterns change. How can we change this?

At the Vancouver BC firm Ibbaka a model of collaborative ownership is being explored. Having operated under this model for three years, one of the founders and designers of the model is ready to share the lessons learned. Other emerging ownership models from the co-op space and from crowd funding will also be explored. A design thinking based approach to rethinking company ownership will be proposed.