Stephen Burks is both a traveller and a designer. Believing in a pluralistic vision of design that is inclusive of all cultural perspectives, Stephen has channelled this into activists design in the Man Made project. Stephen Burks Man Made bridges the gap between authentic developing world production, industrial manufacturing and contemporary design.
Independently and through association with the non-profits Aid To Artisans, Artesanias de Colombia, the Clinton Global Initiative, Design Network Africa and the Nature Conservancy, Stephen has worked as a product development consultant with hundreds of artisans in across the developed and developing world. In 2018, in recognition of the design eye and activism, Stephen received the Harvard Loeb Fellowship.
Stephen Burks has been on the INDE.Awards Jury since its inception in 2017.