Using innovation, strategy & design Dagny’s work pushes the boundaries of how we think about everyday decisions and builds the capacity in others to have real impact on today’s pressing issues. As Cofounder of Vessel Dagny and her team put sustainability in your hands. Vessel offers customers, cafes and cities a superior option to singleuse cups. A librarystyle system of stainless steel togo mugs you pick up and drop off at convenient locations throughout the city and that like a library is a free service & the only real togo option!
Words can be hollow: sustainability, fair trade, conflict resolution but Dagny strives to put the fat meaning back onto the hackneyed bones of jargon. Sustaining means not only lasting but good, solid solutions to complicated issues. Fair trade means truly happy families, laughter, food from clean soil on both sides of the trade lines. Conflict resolution doesn’t mean buried in the sand or chilly relations, it means break through, break down, restart from the seeds of creation, it means sleep well at night knowing the children are safe.
Her appointment with nonprofit, business and government players has traversed five continents and represents two decades of experience in strategy, innovation, management, budgeting, process design, operations, sales and community engagement. She teaches at Parsons The New School for Design, was formerly the Managing Director of Strategic Global Affairs for New Hope Natural Media and is CoFounder of Thread Count. She is a Tishman Award recipient for “outstanding achievement in sustainability,” and a Ph.D (c) at Universitat Jaume I in Spain.
Dagny holds a Master of Science degree in Design and Urban Ecologies from Parsons The New School of Design and a Master of Arts Degree in International Peace, Conflict and Development from Universitat Jaume I.