Designers Listening Circle : Navigating our Practice from Personal to Collective. People sitting around a fire talking.

Designers Listening Circle : Navigating our Practice from Personal to Collective

The design field is constantly evolving and we are working within the context of a greater transition to more sustainable and regenerative ways amidst current business paradigms and concerns. We are navigating the territory of new technologies, complexity and change, organisational pressures and politics, tightening job markets, and many of us experience burn out and […]

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Wokrshop with young people sitting in circle with art materials with facilitator. Text says Redesigning education for uncertain futures with Monique Potts

Redesigning education for uncertain futures

One in four young people in Australia (aged 15-24) are experiencing significant psychological distress. Young people have been described as the ‘canaries in the coal mine’ of modern society as they are buffeted by rapid changes in technology, economy, culture and climate. Many families and schools are struggling to keep young people engaged in learning

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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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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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