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A workshop initially tested 2019, about using systems thinking and futures methods to find a sustainable direction in life.

A workshop initially tested 2019, about using systems thinking and futures methods to find a sustainable direction in life.

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Workshop: Building sustainable lives with design

  1. 1. Building sustainable lives with design
  2. 2. • Kick off your story for an impactful future • Stretch our minds and feet • Mostly offline, except for our walk :) • A workshop prototype! Welcome! Why we are here:
  3. 3. Your impact in the world.
  4. 4. Setting our strengths free
  5. 5. • Welcome • Why are we here. • Mapping your strengths. • Buckminster Fuller methods • Bucky perspective • Your impact system • Lunch according to EAT • Regenerative systems • Nature connection bath - a walk • Future visions • Storytelling • Community building • Roundoff Agenda
  6. 6. Overpowering (climate) changes "The Antropocene" We need to bridge the difference between 'it' and 'us' and feel empowered to do something. Because the changes are massive - and more will come.
  7. 7. How can we deal with the future that seems to come? • The fear and anxiety • The lack of resources • The differences between rich and poor • The refugees • The nation states vs global societies Who will you be in the shadow of the changes?
  8. 8. • The idea of the impact/Lief network • In light of things, how can you change yourself and your surroundings, how can you have the greatest impact possible within your life time? • Move from fear and anxiety to a source of POWER Our ethical challenge
  9. 9. • What is your superpower? [5 mins on post-its] • How can you help others the most? [5 mins on post-its] • What can others help you with the most and help set free your superpower? [5 mins on post-its] • Share! Finding your strengths together!
  10. 10. Breathe.
  11. 11. Buckminster Fuller
  12. 12. • One of the earliest to think in systems as a designer and to think regeneratively/sustainably - actively designing for limited resources: the World Game. • Design Science - using science as a grounds for design. It is not merely a method for building good design, but it is a way to understand our place in the world, a certain pattern in Universe • A Design Language he called Synergetics, a "language" describing how any system functions - synergies such as the strength of the diodesic domes. Buckminster Fuller:
  13. 13. Bucky perspective Changing your thinking. The two perspectives: Being the experiment and the scientist and asking "How can I create the most impact as a single human?" = activates the two systems in the brain: thinking fast and slow.. Lets think as him: the most impact possible!
  14. 14. Consider how your impact is part of a larger system. Our impact in a system You Society Nature
  15. 15. Start with yourself, connect with society, connect that again with Nature. Draw your current impact system
  16. 16. You Society Nature Work Family Strength Curiosity How do your resources flow to certain areas today? Helpfulness Recycle
  17. 17. Stretch and breathe.
  18. 18. Lunch!
  19. 19. There are no wasted resources in a balanced nature. Nature creates synergies and symbiosis - networks. One system's waste is another system's gold :) Regenerative systems
  20. 20. Think of the impact system you created before lunch - select an area you felt inspired to change or improve Nature connection bath
  21. 21. Go for a 30 min walk by yourself and ponder this: "In 20 years from now - how have you created a balanced flow of resources for yourself/ your community / your part of nature?" Nature connection bath
  22. 22. Welcome back!
  23. 23. Collecting your thoughts Write down on post-its [5 mins] Share! Future visions!
  24. 24. Draw and tell it as a story told by your future self. How did you get there? What key events did you encounter? Your story
  25. 25. Share
  26. 26. • What does it take to get to your preferred future? • What do you need from the community? • Capacities • Partnerships • Communities • ... Community building
  27. 27. Round-off

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