Dear readers and fellow Design & Critical thinkers,
I hope you are all well & safe! 🙏
Making sense of the complex and generating the time & space for opportunities are exercises tightly linked to innovation and design.
, as introduced here by Daiana Zavate
, is an important aspect of how we approach what we do, impacting our sensemaking and the type of opportunities we’re able to foresee:
Are we observing what truly emerges from the field or do we seek for anticipated patterns through the lense of some pre-determined paradigms?
But this is not enough. We often see innovation and design as a solitary endeavour, lead by one individual and followed by many, despite themselves. This Eastern approach, as Zavate explains, is akin to the role undertaken in developing the “civilized world”: change or be changed.
Collaboration and co-creation through participatory design can bring the necessary diversity of minds, thinking styles, and perceptions of reality to generate a different space for opportunities.
The community as a playground for experimenting together
Next Tuesday, 27th April
we will run our 2nd community workshop meetup. With Daiana Zavate
and Krasi Bozhinkova
, we will explore deep collaboration
through Collaborative Drawing
on the topic of “support”.
Making sense together through debates
Following our collaborative drawing session, next week on Thursday 29th April
we will be testing a new format, the Community Debates, to help make sense of specific, preselected topics.
Thanks for reading, following, participating, and simply being there!