Cassie Robinson

Associate Fellow


Cassie is an Associate Fellow here at CFI, and is focussed on the role of design in the future of intelligence.

Alongside this, Cassie is Deputy Director of Funding Strategy at The National Lottery Community Fund where she’s responsible for Innovation, Policy and Practice, and is also Co-founder of the Point People. She has a Policy Fellowship at the Institute of Innovation and Public Purpose at UCL, is the founder of Stewarding Loss and Co-founder of Funder Ecosystems.

An experienced strategic designer, Cassie is a Nesta Creative Pioneer, sits on the Board of Organise HQ, and teaches on the MSc in Ecological Design and the Ecologies + Technologies programme at Schumacher College. She is on the Faculty of States of Change, and is one of the International Futures Forum Clan.

Cassie’s career hasn’t taken a traditional linear route. She prefers to live in more liminal spaces, and she’s taken on roles and projects that span the whole ecosystem of social change. From these places her passion is centred on connecting new thinking and practice, weaving together networks and growing relationships, always with the goal of justice – a more equitable and regenerative society. She’s spent time as Strategic Design Director at Doteveryone, a responsible technology think tank, as well as working directly with government departments (including DCMS and the Cabinet Office) and social businesses such as the Co-op. Cassie sees narrative and culture as an integral part of social change and she’s produced programmes of work that have shown at places like the Barbican, Somerset House and the Royal Festival hall.

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Cassie Robinson