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Trauma informed design research flyer

Training : Trauma Informed Design Research

Design practice that helps not harms Trauma is common within society at large and is particularly prevalent amongst vulnerable populations, First Nations peoples and people with Lived Experience of mental health issues. Trauma informed practice is a strengths-based framework that supports responsiveness to the impact of trauma, enabling physical, psychological, and emotional safety for both providers …

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Decolonising Design in Practice

As practitioners who want to contribute to ethical, inclusive, equitable change, enabling futures that are non-oppressive, non anti-black, and trans-inclusive, it is critical that we examine our unquestioned assumptions about the nature of our praxis. To date, mainstream design has been dominated by a focus on Anglo-European ways of seeing, knowing, and acting in the world, with little …

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Participation & Collective Dreaming flyer

Participation & Collective Dreaming

  Join us for this special event where we will talk about participation and collective dreaming. Our speakers will share some creative participatory practices from their work engaging communities to help shape more sustainable and inclusive futures. Chris Jackson Chris Jackson is founder and partner of We Create Futures, a practice that works at the intersection of futures, strategy, insight and …

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Lets talk about Design Justice

What is the relationship between design, power, and social justice? “Design justice is a framework for analysis of how design distributes benefits and burdens between various groups of people. Design justice focuses explicitly on the ways design reproduces and/or challenges the matrix of domination (white supremacy, heteropatriarchy, capitalism, ableism, settler colonialism, and other forms of …

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flyer : 3 horizons meets 2 loops

System Change Salon : 3 Horizons Meets 2 Loops

Join the journey… Social Design Sydney and the Systems Change Salon are committed to building social and systems change understanding and capacity.  This year, the System Change Salon and Social Design Sydney have been experimenting with Bill Sharp’s Three Horizon Framework and the Berkana Institute’s 2 Loops Model. These frameworks support thinking and discussion about change. Together with the Jeder Institute, The Systems Change Salon will be hosting three workshops during September …

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NVC at work flyer

NVC at work

Nonviolent Communication (NVC, also called Compassionate Communication or Collaborative Communication) is an approach to nonviolent living developed by Marshall Rosenberg beginning in the 1960s. NVC aims to support change on three interconnected levels: within self, between others, and within groups and social systems. NVC theory supposes that all human behaviour stems from attempts to meet universal human needs, …

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Designing with Community

How might Design practices function as inclusive strategies to support Community participation in design and development of community focussed initiatives?

Too often, people with little understanding of their contexts make decisions that affect people and communities. Three speakers will present projects where inclusive strategies have been used to support Community participation in design and development of place-based initiatives that affect them.