Young people silhoette before sunset with text Youth Participation at yourtown

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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Flyer reading salon 2 July 26 12pm AEST

Reading Salon 2 : Living on Stolen Land

Join Social Design Sydney for our second reading salon! We will be discussing a short book of prose called Living on Stolen Land By: Ambelin Kwaymullina Living on Stolen Land is a prose-styled look at our colonial-settler ‘present’. This book is the first of its kind to address and educate a broad audience about the colonial contextual history of Australia, …

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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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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

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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