India, A ‘Model’ for the WorldPosted: April 1, 2011
DREAM:IN was fortunate to work with innovative and creative minds from Parsons The New School for Design, New York. Heico Wesselius shares his reflections with us.
“DREAM:IN is a phenomenal journey and allows us to look at innovation from the bottom up. The entire experience has accumulated in a new way of thinking, not only pertaining to this project. Furthermore, DREAM:IN allows ordinary citizens of India to come together and develop creative, local solutions to the problems they face within their communities.
The entire process is driven by design and allows all participants to contribute to local activism efforts in a simple and efficient way. DREAM:IN allows us to support projects on an ongoing bases, and to co-create with established and emerging leaders who have the capacity to dream. The goal is to help the 1.2 billion Indians bring their dreams to fruition through various projects in order to make India ‘a model’ for the world.”
Heico Wesselius started his career as a Fellow at McKinsey & Company. He spent 8+ years as a Management Consultant for IBM Business Consulting Services (IBM BCS) advising leading companies on issues of strategy, organization and technology in North-America, Europe and Asia. Mr. Wesselius has held a principal faculty position at Parsons The New School For Design for the past 6+ years where he teaches courses in strategic management, entrepreneurship and business design. He is the principal sponsor on the Master course between Parsons and Columbia University called ‘Design and Marketing of Luxury Goods’.