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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

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 flyer

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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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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