This July, a group of us went to Corfu, Greece to conduct a field study into the local waste management system. We spent a week on the island conducting interviews, visiting relevant sites, and facilitating co-creative dialogues between key stakeholders. We worked together with a team of local researchers and experts, and Xenia Tombrou managed the whole project.
Click here for our full report.
Who We Are
Here are The Greatness Studio community members who participated in this field study.
Why We Went
“The issue we were looking into is the broken waste management system on a finite Greek island. The opportunity is the engaged Greek and Expat community of the island, that is taking big and steady steps towards a greener island.”Xenia Tombrou, Project Coordinator
What We Did
We started the project with the intention of conducting a design sprint. But after the first two days, we realized that the issue is so complex and nuanced that we decided to spend the entire week on research and only a small bit of time on ideating solutions.
So we conducted our immersion phase from Friday to Tuesday and spent Wednesday on analysis. We prepared and facilitated a cocreation session on Thursday to validate our findings and spent Friday saying goodbye and making our ways home. Here’s our daily journal.
What We Learned about Corfu Waste Management
When drafting the report, I (Brian) tried to distill some key insights: four sentences that would summarize our findings. But I couldn’t. We made maps and diagrams of the waste management system and its relevant stakeholders, but four sentences weren’t going to summarize what we observed there.
Some of our visualizations are included below, and here are our complete findings.
Where Do We Go From Here?
While we didn’t conduct a design sprint, we still managed to summarize some of the ongoing solutions, as well as the ideas we all came up with and / or heard from our experts and cocreators.
Here’s the full summary of Solutions and Next Steps.
Would you like to get involved yourself? Feel free to send me an e-mail or contact Xenia Tombrou directly. There are lots of opportunities to help!
Wanna learn more? Here’s the full report!
Special thanks to Xenia Tombrou (project coordinator), Mariana Bolano (fellow researcher & workshop facilitator), and the amazing local team for sharing your time and expertise with us. Ευχαριστούμε!