We’re back with a new season, new format, and a new host! To kick off this season we discuss the counterintuitive nature behind latrine design for refugee camps, and then we talk to BuzzFeed’s security advisor and how he helps journalists report from—and survive—conflict zones.
When it comes to refugee camps, cost and efficiency are at the forefront of design. Usability often takes a backseat, and sometimes with disastrous results. Pivotal recently teamed up with the Human Innovation Fund to create user-centric latrines, and we talk to Pivotal designers Aly Blenkin and Ellie Ereira about what they learned and how it can be applied to future projects.
Every day journalists are risking their lives to report from conflict zones like Iraq and Syria, but behind the scenes, a team of people are making sure they get home safely. We talk to BuzzFeed's security advisor Eliot Stempf about why this moment in time is different for journalists reporting in conflict zones, and why investing in security is necessary for every media organization.