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Youth Participation at yourtown

yourtown’s mission to enable young people, especially those who are marginalised and without voice, to improve their quality of life. Learn about yourtown’s service design practice working with young people with lived experience of mental health challenges. Yourtown is one of Australia’s best-known youth organisations. Recently it has begun its human-centred design practice in the redesign of its service …

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Designing for Liberation with Tania Anaissie

Designing for Liberation with Tania Anaissie How might design practice need to adapt to serve the social sector? How might we align our design practice to our values? In design’s translation from the for-profit to social sectors it brought with it some harmful practices that no longer serve us. Join us to hear Tania’s journey of dissecting …

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Community led transiton processes with Kimberley Crofts on coloured texture - Date April 6th at 12-1:00pm AEST

Community-led Transition Processes with Kimberley Crofts

Moving towards sustainable transitions is so critical in these times. Amongst many other events, the recent catastrophic floods in Australia are testimony to this. What is the place for designers in helping communities transition to more sustainable futures? Kimberley Crofts will discuss her PhD which aims at understanding how to increase participation and the legitimacy of the community’s voice …

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Universal Design with Patricia Moore

Universal Design with Patricia Moore

Design legend and Universal Design pioneer, Patricia Moore will share stories of her renown work. Patricia (Pattie) Moore is a pioneering female designer, gerontologist (social scientist of the aging), author, educator and design thought leader. Pattie has been named by ID magazine as one of the 40 Most Socially Conscious Designers in the world. During 1979-1982, …

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Trauma Informed Design Research

Trauma Informed Design Research

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 challenges. 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 and survivors. Jax Wechsler, as part …

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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

  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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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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