Dr. Juan Sanin is Lecturer in RMIT School of Design and Fellow in the Health Transformation Lab, and the Social Innovation Hub. His teaching, research and practice focus on the collaborative design of everyday experiences that contribute to people’s wellbeing. His design projects are run as ‘Lo-Fi Living Labs’: co-creative platforms based on the implementation of local knowledge, low-technologies, DIY and
friendly hacking techniques to develop tactical solutions for wicked problems. At the moment, Juan is applying this perspective in two main initiatives: Creative Wellbeing and Speculative Sustainability. The Creative Wellbeing Program is an initiative to introduce creative practices
(e.g. visual arts, literature) in psychiatric and aged care services. Speculative Sustainability is a program of design interventions using creative practices, visual activism and self-publishing to extend the lifecycles of material culture.