Our D-Flect is an informal forum for creative exchange within the Design Thinking community and beyond. At this event, outstanding innovators from the most diverse fields are invited to the HPI D-School to share their knowledge and engage in an inspiring discussion with our community.

The next D-Flect will take place on 26 November 2018 and we are happy to welcome Nora Sophie Griefahn, Executive Director of the Cradle to Cradle Association.



Nora Sophie Griefahn is member of the executive board and co-founder of the Cradle to Cradle Association Germany. She studied environmental sciences and engineering at the Leuphana University Lüneburg, the Technical University of Berlin, the Goethe University Frankfurt, the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna, as well as the University of Copenhagen. Further studies abroad led her to the USA and France. For her studies and her commitment, she received numerous awards and scholarships, among them a study scholarship by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and an award for outstanding honorary commitment by the federal country of Lower Saxony. Moreover, she was selected as one of GreenBiz’ 30 Under 30, a list of inspiring young leaders from all over the world.

With the idea to carry the Cradle to Cradle School of Thought and Design Concept into the middle of society, Nora Sophie Griefahn was one of the founders of C2C e.V.. Since then, she has lead the association as co executive director. In her work for the C2C association she coordinates its political, scientific and organisational work. With ideas and initiatives, she promotes knowledge about Cradle to Cradle, a re-thinking in economy, education, politics and society. As a speaker and in numerous essays, interviews and articles she comments on topics and issues revolving around Cradle to Cradle. She is part of scientific advisory councils, juries and European and international networks. Moreover, she assumes teaching activities at various universities and offers seminars at many institutions.

The D-Flect will take place on 26 November 2018 from 5:30 - 7:30pm at HPI School of Design Thinking, House D, Ground Floor. The presentation will be held in English.

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