In 2015, Kristel Van Ael – partner at Namahn – felt the need to find better ways to deal with complexity and to design responsibly, while avoiding unintended side-effects. In her search she discovered the vast repertoire of systems thinking and took a deep dive.
This quickly led to an encounter with Philippe Vandenbroeck, a leading Belgian systems practitioner. They collaborated to make systemic design accessible and usable.
The resulting methodology and toolkit are embraced by the international systemic design community. Kristel and Philippe collaborate with Peter Jones and Alex Ryan, two of the founders of the Systemic Design Association, to test the approach on real cases and continue its development.
Changing a system requires the involvement of the actors within the system. The toolkit offers these stakeholders a set of thinking-and-doing instruments to make sense of complexity and co-create intervention strategies that can lead to better outcomes.
In this talk, Kristel and Philippe present an overview of the toolkit and its principles. Joannes Vandermeulen, founder of Namahn, briefly describes how this led to a new direction for the company.
If you are curious already, you can download some of the tools at : www.systemicdesigntoolkit.org.
PRICING? 5 euros to pay in cash at the entrance
WHEN? Monday, the 2nd of March, from 6.30 to 8 pm.
WHERE? Jozef II-straat 20, 1000 Brussels
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