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Sunshine Chen is an architect and urban designer, but mostly known as a great storyteller. He delivers the forgotten soul on facts around us in compelling and relatable forms.
Trained in architecture and environmental studies at The University of Waterloo, Canada, Sunshine introduced the power of urban transformation such as key landmark of a city - in this case the historic Seagram building in Waterloo - as part of a city center redevelopment initiative.
He founded uimagine.ca and quickly turned it into Storybuilders Inc., promoting audio and visual strength of both processes and products of our time.
Sunshine is based in Kitchener, Canada, and is regularly delivers his powerful messages such as at the Ignite Waterloo 2.0 event shown here.
On his social innovation
"...Sunshine has a way of tying his stories back to his main argument, in this case, the merit of the Waterloo Region. He tells me that the Co-op model of hard work, struggle and self reliance typifies what goes on in the larger Waterloo community. “What is -really fascinating is that every time people decided that they were going to take care of themselves, they found answers to things that are much more universal.” He cites two examples of what he feels were new and innovative initiatives: the very first offering of a Peace and Conflict Studies program at the University of Waterloo, and the grassroots beginnings and corporate success of the locally launched Home Hardware franchise.
In Sunshine’s words: This is a place where we get to experiment.” read more