Briefing Meetings for Planning Climate Change Workshop
Organised for/with MA Design students at Goldsmiths by John Wood
Architect Bill Dunster at one of our metadesign research meetings
- Planning meeting 1
- Planning meeting 2
- Planning meeting 3
- Planning meeting 4
- Planning meeting 5
- Planning meeting 6
- Planning meeting 7
- Planning meeting 8
- Planning meeting 9
- The aims of the workshop are complex
- We will use the Creative Quartets tool
- (this is one of our metadesign tools)
- We may apply some relational thinking and psychotherapy methods
- We will think about team design
Purpose of Workshop
- To make a practical, positive contribution to global issues of climate change
- (n.b. this is a very ambitious quest that amounts to seeking a new paradigm).
- To acquire and/or develop new methods of working and/or genres of academic conferencing.
- To introduce metadesigning to Goldsmiths students.
- To add to our existing repertoire of metadesign methods
- To work with The Unity of Faiths Foundation (TUFF) to mutual benefit.
- TUFF is a non-religious and apolitical charity with a keen interest in education-focused innovation (including our work).
- They have offered to seek funding on our behalf.
- They have also expressed an interest in applying relevant aspects of our work in other countries.
- October/November 2018? (at Goldsmiths)
- Subsequently at other London University venue
- Some time before mid 2019 at a central London location, such as the Design Museum
- 2-days of active and creative work sessions that are designed to deliver practical, workable outcomes.
- i.e. unlike standard academic conferences, in which papers are produced for 'research' viable publication.
- Each individual would 'face-to-face' with every one else (over the first 2 hours), then work in one of four teams.
- The ideas would then be combined, systematically, with other ideas to find new possibilities.
- These new possibilities (i.e. potential outcomes) would be handed over to practical implementation teams (after the workshop)
As this would be a outcomes-centred event it does not need a public, auspicious (expensive), central location.
- Suggested: Goldsmiths campus in New Cross SE146NW (n.b. Prof. Mike Waller is keen to support this venture)
- Perhaps in the Hexagon Room? (if it's big enough)
- If not, perhaps in the Main Hall?
- Perhaps in the Goldsmiths Design Department's MA space at Lewisham College
- Post-grads (total number of MA students=100)
- Active participation of special guests up to 50
- Ourselves as metadesigners (10-ish?)
- Absolute upper limit of 150 active participants.
- (This is to comply with Robin Dunbar's number)
IDEAS, PLEASE, FOR PEOPLE WHO COULD TAKE IDEAS FURTHER, POST-CONFERENCE - e.g.:
- See the list of possible invitees.
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