Why this topic?
In our interconnected and complex world, striving for a more equitable and sustainable future means confronting deeply rooted, systemic issues. This requires us to move beyond linear thinking and even human-centred perspectives: we must embrace holistic approaches that include multi-stakeholder perspectives: humans, planet, and systems, transcending the boundaries between human and non-human entities. This is where systemic thinking and design come into play: to navigate the intricacies of whole systems rather than focusing solely on isolated parts.
We’ll explore the surfaces of systems, and why embracing systemic perspectives can help us collectively understand the complexities that shape our world, and discover pathways to meaningful change.