Our personal relationship with society has changed drastically in recent history; trust in public institutions is declining, social involvement among young people is low, and disengagement and polarisation are widespread. However, the way we participate in civic society has remained the same for generations –resulting in archaic, inaccessible systems that feel out of touch with our increasingly hectic lives.
Wevo explores the future of civic participation, creating a new infrastructure for community-based volunteering. The platform facilitates the creation of local, flexible volunteering opportunities within informal community organisations. It unlocks latent manpower and taps into a significant demand for a commitment-free way to make an impact.
School of Design
MA Innovation Design Engineering, 2018
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Originally from Brighton, Raakhi Chotai graduated from the University of Bristol with a first class honours in Economics and Politics in 2012. She worked as a journalist for Contagious Magazine for four years, covering trends, innovation, design and strategy before joining the Innovation Design Engineering MA/MSc at the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London. In her spare time, she experiments with green wood carving and wood turning.
As a former journalist in the innovation space, Raakhi regularly critiqued design and technology, assessing its form and function and honing a taste for superior design and craft. She frequently draws on her editorial expertise in her role as a designer. Not only does her unique background help her to succinctly communicate ideas, it enables her to apply the journalistic skills of curation, critical engagement, and analytical rigour to create considered, creative pieces.
- BSc Economics and Politics, University of Bristol, 2012
- Staff Writer, Contagious, London, 2012-2016
- Superform, Royal College of Art, London, 2017; Work-In-Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2018