complexity

City of Hiroshima

Heroes of Hiroshima

Hiroshima today is a beautiful city. You don’t need to be an ace in history to know that this was the city…

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How to contribute to addressing a complex problem through multi-stakeholder processes?

Starting with this question I’ve just been through a reflection on a developed approach called Change Lab that aims to create social…

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Imagine

Looking at the books at the airport I saw a whole session on the Harvard Business Reviews – some relatively old. Still…

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Multi-Stakeholder Engagement for Sustainable Development

This is the first draft conclusion of a paper around this topic. Multi-Stakeholder Engagement for Sustainable Development Synergies Between Appreciative Inquiry and…

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Community Trust and Effective Decision-Making

Participatory design becomes real in a sense of community – creating community and building on the social fabric is essential for trust…

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The World is Abundant to the Ones with Open Eyes

In Peace with Descartes Going to the next step in bridging the simple and the complex goes through a serious conversation with…

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Structural Determinism and the Pursuit of Conservation and Boundaries

Took me some time to read the most recent work of Maturana (co-authored with Ximena Dávila) and their biological-cultural matrix of human…

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On Design

Looking around the topic we can see many ways of engaging to design. In systems design, sometimes different types of involvement are…

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Conversations are Essential to the Construction of Collective Meaning

Conversations are essential to the construction of collective meaning and creation of systems. For instance, one important characteristic of a system is…

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A Process of Inquiry to Improve our Systems Design

The reflection around Systems being our creation and therefore part of our judgment invites us to act as participants/system designers rather than…

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