Over the weekend, CCTV America aired an interview featuring me and myÂ Awesome Foundation colleagues Christina Xu and Jesse Chan-Norris. We talked about investing in inspiration and building international philanthropic networks to further the cause of awesome in the universe. Watch the full interview below:
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Just released: My video interview at the CAPS 2015 conference in Brussels, July 2015. I was in Brussels working with our partners at Purpose and giving a workshop on “Building Networks for Good,” which included case studies of our work with Awesome Foundationâ€‹, Foossa, Wisdom Hackersâ€‹, UX for Goodâ€‹, and more!
News & Media
â€œWeâ€™re rogues giving to rogues. Itâ€™s misfit money for the weird and wonderful.”Â Lee-Sean recentlyÂ talked to the New York TimesÂ about our work with theÂ Awesome Foundation. We give out $1000 grants every month to awesome projects.
Learning Rwandan: Ten key words for understanding Rwanda today.Â Lee-Sean reflects on his recent trip back to Rwanda to continue working with UX for Good and the Kigali Genocide Memorial.
David Colby is doing research around “Financial Citizenshipâ€ and wealth-building in minority communities.Â Contact usÂ to learn more and to get involved.
Join Lee-Sean for his movement workshop,Â Kinesthetic Conversations in Crowded Spaces, on Governorâ€™s Island NYC this Saturday, August 8. The workshop is part ofÂ Sextant Worksâ€™ Summer Placemaking LabÂ and is free and open to the public. Update (8/12/2015): view documentation from the workshop here.
Lee-Sean will be offering his Be Social Change workshop onTransformative StorytellingÂ again onÂ August 24Â andÂ September 21Â in New York City. Use coupon code Huang25 for 25% off. We also have a limited number of need-based full scholarships available. Please get in touch to learn more.
Building Networks for Good
Clever Buildings Whose Architects Refused to Cut Down Local Trees
Awesome examples ofÂ Community-Centered Design, architecture in dialog with the wider ecosystem and community of species
Cecil the Lion and the American Dentist
Earlier this month, I had the privilege of presenting a workshop on Building Networks for Good at the CAPS2015 Conference in Brussels, Belgium. The slide on the screen features the work of Sextant.Works, an Awesome Foundation grantee.
What happens when people come together to take collective action without needing traditional organisational and institutional structures? What tools and strategies do we need for these â€œNetworks for Goodâ€ to thrive? In this workshop, designer, storyteller, and community-builder Lee-Sean Huang (Purpose) will explore these questions by drawing from his own experiences building international networks like UX for Good, The Awesome Foundation, and Wisdom Hackers.
Investing in Awesome
Weâ€™re rogues giving to rogues. Itâ€™s misfit money for the weird and wonderful.
The Awesome Foundation NYC, of which I am a trustee, was recently featured in the New York Times.
The foundationâ€™s 10 New York trustees pool $100 each month and give the $1,000 potâ€Šâ€”â€Šno strings attachedâ€Šâ€”â€Što the New Yorker who best answers their three questions: Who are you? Whatâ€™s your awesome idea? How will you use this money?
Learn more and apply for an Awesome Foundation NYC grant here.
If youâ€™re interested in starting a chapter of the Awesome Foundation in your own city, which involves assembling a group of at least ten â€œtrusteesâ€ willing to each contribute $100 (or the local equivalent) every month toward the grant, please get in touch at email@example.com.