Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Follow up: New European Bauhaus

 Following up, this is the link to the new European Bauhaus:

https://europa.eu/new-european-bauhaus/index_en 

Friday, January 15, 2021

New European Bauhaus

Good news for anyone interested in a broader and deeper approach to design

https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/AC_20_1916?fbclid=IwAR2fkKVlYyTxlLqrINwFmkOy-KW4OFb_iReLIbPkbcxM0sAppgPV6NpbHVA

 

Nice to see this expanded intention:

But I want this to be more than an environmental or economic project. The European Green Deal must also - and especially -– be a new cultural project for Europe. Every movement has its own look and feel. And this systemic change needs its own aesthetics - blending design and sustainability. 

 

However, the challenge is to not let this exciting opportunity become just a single issue movement—sustainability—as important as that is. The challenge is to expand attention on design beyond problematic issues to more inclusive desires for holistic and prudent development programs across all human enterprise. 

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Systems Thinking and Design Symposium 2020

RSD9 is coming up soon. This is my first experience with an online conference. I expect it will be well worth any extra effort: http://rsd9.org

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Chinese edition of The Design Way

Interesting experience last week. Discovered by accident (Amazon advert) that there is a Chinese edition of The Design Way. It has been available for a few years and has sold several thousand copies. Who would have guessed? If by chance anyone has read this version of the book please let me know. I would like to hear what you think of the quality of the translation. The Spanish edition has been delayed by the virus but is still scheduled to be printed.


Saturday, June 27, 2020

scientific method vs integral thinking eg design


This is an interesting review of a new book on Scientific Method vs Integral Thinking. For me design is the quintessential example of integral thinking. Method seems to be winning over thinking unfortunately.

https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2020/07/02/just-use-your-thinking-pump/