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  • 1.
    Evans, Susan
    et al.
    Tongij University, Kina.
    Tham, Mathilda
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Hyltén-Cavallius, Sara
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    How can design education support designers in their visionary work towards sustainability?2016In: Open Design for E-very-thing: exploring new design purposes, 2016Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The objective of this workshop is to create a space for synthesis and to build on the paper sessions on sustainability, with a focus on design education. What roles can designers play in the vision towards sustainability? What is required of design curricula, pedagogies, educators, academic institutions and wider partnerships to support students adopting these new or modi ed roles? The workshop aims to set an agenda for years to come and to create an ongoing ‘think and do-tank’. This interactive and action orientated workshop is led by an interdisciplinary group from the Cumulus network and the Cumulus working group for sustainability, representing European and Asian perspectives, and both theory and practice.

    This will be a three hour-long workshop with practical outcomes. Max: 30 participants.

    The workshop is structured in three consecutive sessions.

    1. The synthesis of insights from paper sessions & shared examples of best practices.

    2. The new designer roles at the intersection of curriculum, tradition and emerging socio-cultural, economic and ecological systems.

    3. Designing: prototypes for integrating relevant and applicable sustainability learning into the design curriculum and academic institutions.

    Outcome:

    Exhibits: 1. prototypes for sustainability learning in academic institutions and in our wider partnerships; and 2. an agenda proposal for a ‘think and do-tank’ for ongoing Cumulus conferences.

  • 2.
    Hyltén-Cavallius, Sara
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Ageing in Sweden: Ageing in Alvesta - How can an immersive design pedagogy support better lives for an ageing popultation?2015In: Ageing, Ingenuity and Design: International Cases Collection 2015 / [ed] Yanki Lee, Patricia Moore, DESIS Network , 2015, p. 186-191Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 3.
    Hyltén-Cavallius, Sara
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    'Designers are almost fake'2015In: Open Design Forum - co-creating our open societies through design: Conversations from Open Design Forum 2014 / [ed] Yanki Lee, Albert Tsang, Ken Fung, HKDI DESIS Lab for Social Design Research , 2015, p. 212-215Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 4.
    Hyltén-Cavallius, Sara
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    How do we live our lives?: How do we want to live in our homes? Towards an architecture for sharing.2015In: A Vision of Sustainability with focus on Water: Vision, Thinking and Philosophy in context to Sustainability, 2015, p. 1-8Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    How we want to live our lives is not an individual matter; it is a collective matter. Our basic human needs are the same whether we are poor or rich and whatever the colour of our skin. The focus of this paper is how we can meet our human needs more sustainably in the context of domestic life, and how the design of future homes can support more ingenuous and convivial resource usage. Of particular importance is the notion of sharing resources. During a pilot study I used the method of shadowing to explore how individuals of different circumstances in Sweden meet their needs in the domestic setting, as well as their experiences of and thoughts on the sharing of resources. Early findings indicate that sharing needs to be easy, and that sharing with people you know is more comfortable. The research should provide insights for urban planners and architects planning new residential neighbourhoods. 

  • 5.
    Hyltén-Cavallius, Sara
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Shifting Mindset: towards sustainability at Linnaeus University design programmes2013In: Projecting design 2012: Cumulus working papers, Cumulus association , 2013, p. 24-29Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The School of Design, part of Linnaeus University in Sweden, has been focusing on new design thinking in our education. In the Sustainability specialization within the Design Programme we have been striving to increase the awareness of sustainability concerns (environmental, social and economic) instead of being traditionally focused on aesthetics.

     We have developed a programme in line with the increasingly problematic world, where climate change is just one incitement for proposing attitudinal changes. The process of shifting our own and our students’ mindsets has been successful. As soon as the students come to grips with the actual situation they are more than willing to change from the romantic dreams of figuring in glossy magazines to developing new fields for their research. Design education can have an impact on society while working closely and together with society to explore what design can do. We are proud of what we have achieved and are heading for a future where the design discipline takes a leading role in transforming vital parts of our society.

    In my paper I will present one of the projects where the focus was on collaborating with a municipal housing company and a Swedish migration institution. It will include some of the extraordinary ideas developed by our students. My aim is to exemplify ‘design in action’, which might mean a changing and expanding view of the design of today and tomorrow. Shifting Mindset.

  • 6.
    Hyltén-Cavallius, Sara
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Staden och kulturen för invånarna2014In: Hofs Lifs: om kulturlivets uppgifter i vår tid / [ed] Daniel Ekman, Växjö: Hofs Lifs , 2014, 1, p. 100-105Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 7.
    Hyltén-Cavallius, Sara
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Business, Economics and Design, School of Design.
    Färnström, Maud
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Business, Economics and Design, School of Design.
    Students today – tomorrow designers of a sustainable future!2010Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 8.
    Hyltén-Cavallius, Sara
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Sterte, Marie
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Design + change, building a new education2014Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Why and how do you start a new contemporary design education? A design department in Sweden describe their process of building a new education for social change. Ups and downs are part of the process leading to several conclusions. The most important one is that if your university's strategy documents talk about social responsibility and internationalization, incorporate this strategy in the new education. Your university management may be rather surprised that you actually do what they pro- pose, but the most important aspect is that you will acquire their support. 

  • 9.
    Hyltén-Cavallius, Sara
    et al.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Mathematics/Science/Technology, School of Technology and Design.
    Williamsson, Ia
    Växjö University, Faculty of Mathematics/Science/Technology, School of Technology and Design.
    "Ni däruppe och vi härnere": pilotstudie i fenomenografisk anda hur nyanställda lärare vid Växjö universitet upplever förmedling av pedagogiska riktlinjer2008In: Universitetslärarrollen: tankar från forskningscirklar / [ed] Lars Holmstrand, Växjö: Universitetspedagogiskt centrum, Växjö universitet , 2008, 1, p. 43-56Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 10.
    Lee, Yanki
    et al.
    Hong Kong Design Institute, Hong Kong.
    Hyltén-Cavallius, Sara
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Virginia, Tassinari
    Media Art Design Faculty, Belgien.
    Ageing & ingenuity: what is your design story?2013In: Nordes 2013 Online proceedings / [ed] Eva Brandt, Pelle Ehn, Troels Degn Johansson, Maria Hellström Reimer, Thomas Markussen and Anna Vallgårda, Copenhagen: The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts , 2013, p. 471-472Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This collective design workshop aims to provoke and test new design approaches towards ageing. We are looking for design stories/narratives that show how design thinking and collaborative working can enable the world to respond differently to the challenges of ageing. Can designers change our inherent ageism through the engagement of older people in the design and delivery of services and products with them? Can we change our current strategies towards ageing, turning its potential challenges into opportunities to engage, empower and improve the lives of the elderly? Together, we aim to build a collective design approach with ingenious older people and for our future selves.

  • 11.
    Pretty, Annabel
    et al.
    Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand.
    Hyltén-Cavallius, Sara
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Learning by planning; collaboration across the environment2016In: Open Design for E-very-thing: exploring new design purposes, 2016, p. 1-12Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Learning by Planning; Collaboration across the Environment, is a partnership, and collaboration between two Schools separated by some 17,000 kilometres, the Design School, Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden, and the Architecture Department at Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland NZ. Notwithstanding this vast literal spatial distance, the commonalities of design pedagogy are readily apparent within both programmes, even though, one being a core design field, and the other sitting within architecture end of design continuum or spectrum. This paper aims to investigate this mutuality by learning from one another by way of disseminating framework’s, tools, design methodologies, and teaching praxis, and the core pragmatic similarity, that of embedded Sustainable Design. This proposition will parallel the context of each case studies of both courses / programmes chosen, from each Institute, and will conclude with a summary where foreseen outcomes will be addressed; Learning by Planning: Collaboration across the Environment.

  • 12.
    Ståhl, Ola
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Hyltén-Cavallius, Sara
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    "Rituals of Care"2016In: Open Design for E-very-thing: exploring new design purposes, 2016, p. 1-3Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A fashionable term at the moment used to describe the world that we now inhabit is the geological concept 'the Anthropocene.' Although the validity of the concept within geological discourse remains contested, it seems to have become a common albeit loosely defined term for a geological era following the Holocene defined by the (detrimental) impact of humanity - the Anthropos of the Anthropocene - on the geological strata of the planet.

    Facing the Anthropocene, what we are called upon to do, is to find other ways of inhabiting our bodies - of being embodied - and other ways of collectively inhabiting the geosphere - of being, in a sense, embedded. This involves aesthetics and ethics; developing sensibilities, forms of attentiveness, and constructing, or designing, universes in which life can be sustained. In this task, the notion and practice of ritual, if retuned to face the Anthropocene, may come to play a most crucial role.

    If we consider the etymology of the word 'ritual,' from early 14th Century Latin ritus, and detach it from its religious context, what we get is a sense of 'observance' taking the form of 'ceremony' but also the form of 'customs' and 'usages'; to be observant of and attentive to a principle or decree, manifests itself in the ceremonial as well as in the everyday; in the funerals and weddings as well as in the daily custom of brushing of one's teeth, or the usage of utensils for food consumption.

    As for the origins of the Latin root itself, it has not been established with certainty. There is, however, a compelling argument linking it to a Proto-Indo-European word for 'reasoning' and 'counting;' two words that both involve a process of thought by which we make sense of the world.

    Arguably, ritual today has little to do with thought and reflection, and more to do with habits and traditions, often problematic ones, and with activities that we do precisely without thinking, such as brushing our teeth. It is as if the link between observance, attention, and reflective thought, on the one hand, and ceremony, custom and usage, on the other, has been severed. We are no longer attentive to the rituals that make up the texture of the universes in and through which we live.

    Now, our argument is not that we should return to a pastoral or archaic past where this would have been the case but we would like to propose two more speculative questions: First, what if we were to turn our thinking toward the rituals through which we construct a life in order to figure out what it is we are observant of and attentive to in the Anthropocene; what our ceremonies, customs and habitual uses of the things that surround actually mean? Second, what if we were to turn to ritual as a form of practical and speculative thinking in order to figure out how to construct universes for ourselves within the Anthropocene, in which life, in some fashion, can be sustained and enriched?

    Ritual would then, perhaps, become the site of an emerging ethics (in the Greek sense [ethos], as having to do with 'habitual character' or 'disposition', or better perhaps, 'ways of living') and an emerging aesthetics (again, in the Greek sense [aisthanesthai], as having to do with aesthesis, perception, or the development of sensibilities and forms of attentiveness). Developing sensibilities and practices of attentiveness, and constructing ways of life on the basis of embodied and embedded, attentive experiences; another word for this might be 'care.'

    Care is an interesting word that is often understood superficially in a sense closely associated with the word 'cure.' We care for the ill in order to restore them to health; we care for the poor by easing their suffering; we care for our children by offering them our protection and unconditional love. The two words 'care' and 'cure', however, have very different etymologies. Whereas the word 'cure' stems from a Latin root, cura, meaning 'healing, paying attention to,' the word 'care' has a Proto-Germanic root in a word that bears connotations such as 'lament,' 'loss,' and 'grief.' Residual use of the word in this sense can be found in phrases such as, 'she doesn't have a care in the world.'

    Within the context of the Anthropocene, 'care' becomes a very interesting choice of word as the configuration of an ethical, or ethicoaesthetic site for new ways of living is defined by a sense of irrevocable loss. We live through a period of likely extinction that will require us to fundamentally rethink our understanding of what it means to be human beyond the Anthropos. What we stand before, then, is the task of finding out what it may mean to live a certain kind of extinction. This is an ethicoaesthetic task, and it is one premised on a sense of loss. We do have a care (a loss, a grief, a lament) and we do need to start caring for (paying attention to) the geosphere within which we construct our universes and to those with whom we labour in order to do so. This involves practicing 'care' and not least experimenting with the design of rituals of care. 

  • 13.
    Ståhl, Åsa
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Tham, Mathilda
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Hyltén-Cavallius, Sara
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    How can we critically & creatively engage with power in relations in collaborative design research?2017In: design + power : NORDES 2017: 7th Nordic Design Research Conference, 15-17 June 2017, AHO, Oslo, Norway : Book of Abstracts, Nordic Design Research , 2017, p. 17-17Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This workshop explores power relations in collaborative design research. As co-creation is becoming more established and even something of a holy grail, it is important to revisit and further understandings of, for example, the limits to democracy in collaborative research and conflicting agendas. The workshop draws on ongoing research that explores housing needs and solutions at the intersection of an ageing population, students and migrants, and that engages multiple stakeholder groups in collaborative processes. The proposed workshop will stage an enactment of the research design, from invitation to analysis, with the workshop participants playing the different roles in the process. This will enable us, collaboratively, to critically and creatively engage with some concrete interfaces to power negotiations as well as the meta level of power dynamics in collaborative research.

    We will enrich our understandings of power relations by engaging with indigenous thinking, expressed as decolonizing methodologies. 

  • 14.
    Ståhl, Åsa
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Tham, Mathilda
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Hyltén-Cavallius, Sara
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    How can we critically & creatively engage with power relations in collaborative design research?2017In: Nordes 2017: Design + Power, 2017Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This workshop explores power relations in collaborative design research. As co-creation is becoming more established and even something of a holy grail, it is important to revisit and further understandings of, for example, the limits to democracy in collaborative research and conflicting agendas. The workshop draws on ongoing research that explores housing needs and solutions at the intersection of an ageing population, students and migrants, and that engages multiple stakeholder groups in collaborative processes. The proposed workshop will stage an enactment of the research design, from invitation to analysis, with the workshop participants playing the different roles in the process. This will enable us, collaboratively, to critically and creatively engage with some concrete interfaces to power negotiations as well as the meta level of power dynamics in collaborative research. We will enrich our understandings of power relations by engaging with indigenous thinking, expressed as decolonizing methodologies. 

  • 15. Sànchez, Macarena
    De Suecia con mucho mucho amor2014In: MásDeco, no 11/15, p. 8-10Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 16.
    Tham, Mathilda
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design. Goldsmiths University of London, UK.
    Arvidsson, Anna-Karin
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Blomqvist, Mikael
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Bonja, Susanne
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Hyltén-Cavallius, Sara
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Håkanson, Lena
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Salinas, Miguel
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Sterte, Marie
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Ståhl, Ola
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Svensén, Tobias
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Victor, Ole
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Metadesigning Design Research: How can designers collaboratively grow a research platform?2016In: Proceedings of DRS 2016, Design Research Society 50th Anniversary Conference, Brighton: Design Research Society, 2016, p. 1412-1430, article id 275Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    ‘How can we design a meaningful and relevant research platform that will support futures of sustainability?’ was the question guiding the two-and-a-half-year- long, co-creative and emergent metadesign process of establishing a new research platform at the Department of Design, Linnaeus University, Sweden. The meta focus on developing a whole research environment, as a design practice and design research endeavour, should be valuable for the design research community. Findings concern the viability of co-creative approaches in such a remit, negotiations of artistic/scientific research conventions, and the design institution’s position in the multi-disciplined university. The research has identified tensions and conflicts between the academic institution and construct, and the application of ontologies, epistemologies and methodologies deemed auspicious for sustainability endeavours. The paper itself is a collaborative effort between eleven of the researchers involved in developing the research platform.

  • 17.
    Tham, Mathilda
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Hyltén-Cavallius, Sara
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Akiyama, Hiroko
    University of Tokyo, Japan.
    Thelin, Angelika
    Evaluating Impact of Co-creation2018In: OpenLivingLab Days (OLLD) 2018, 2018Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Transnational Living Lab for Active Ageing is an ambitious research project across Sweden and Japan, with the aim of improving the experience of ageing through social design and innovation. A core challenge is loneliness, which is addressed through interventions in the remit of work/occupation, housing, mobility. The Languaging Loneliness workshop has been developed to fast forward exploration of individual and collective experience of loneliness to inform development of policies, products and services. Tests to date in Sweden and Japan indicate that the workshop itself can reduce experience of loneliness.

    The overall aim of this research is to explore evaluative frameworks and approaches fitting for the living lab community that genuinely capture innovative and unconventional methods directed at stimulating innovation and improving well being – emotional and physical, as exemplified by the Languaging Loneliness workshop.

    Expected Outcomes:

    – A comparison and map of different evaluative frameworks in the specific context of an intervention to reduce experience of loneliness.

    – Brainstorming of new approaches to evaluation in the specific context of social design and wellbeing/quality of life.

    – We anticipate that this workshop will take us further in capturing and communicating elusive emotional benefits of living lab approaches.

    Opportunity to participate in a rich discussion and community around the dilemmas, opportunities, future pathways to evaluation in the living lab context. Participants will get hands-on experience from a workshop that synergises science and art, opportunity to share experiences, engage in critical and creative discussions, and design new pathways for evaluation of co-creation, ready for trial in the home context.

  • 18.
    Tham, Mathilda
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Hyltén-Cavallius, Sara
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Kivilehto, Anna
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Pavic, Eva
    Transdisciplinary and transnational co-creation for health and care in an ageing society2017In: OpenLivingLab Days 2017, 2017Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this workshop is to share and further understandings of how tools for co-creation can be used to mobilise many ways of knowing and many different knowledge holders in the context of active ageing. Participants will experience the Five Levels of Story-telling tool, to create a shared map of understandings of active ageing, and engage in a fast process of social design and prototyping in this context. Together we will explore how tools for co-creation, developed in different contexts, for example industry and academia, can be synergised to meet the demands of a quadruple helix collaboration, in the context of health, care and ageing. The workshop draws on the project Transnational Living Lab for active ageing, a collaboration between Swedish and Japanese researchers, citizens, municipalities and industry partners. This 27-month long project aims to change the experience of ageing, by targeting issues of loneliness and segregation through social design. It is funded by Vinnova, Sweden and the Japan Science & Technology Agency, Japan.

    This workshop addresses the theme of healthcare in a wide sense. We define health as the physical and emotional well-being of individuals and communities as well as the interdependent health of other species and the long-term health of resources our societies depend upon. We define care as the respectful and health supportive relations between people, between people and other species, as well as the respect an individual shows herself.

    The specific focus of the workshop is active ageing and the particular project Transnational Living Lab for Active Ageing.

  • 19.
    Tham, Mathilda
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Hyltén-Cavallius, Sara
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Kivilehto, Anna
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Pavic, Eva
    Johanneberg Science Park.
    Akiyama, Hiroko
    University of Tokyo, Japan.
    Sekine, Chika
    UDIT Inc (Universal Design Institute for Information Technology), Japan.
    Kai-Yun Fan, Kyle
    Japan Research Institute Ltd, Japan.
    Transdisciplinary and transnational co-creation for health and care in an ageing society2017In: OpenLivingLab Days: Health / [ed] OpenLivingLab Days, OpenLivingLab Days , 2017Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this workshop is to share and further understandings of how tools for co-creation can be used to mobilise many ways of knowing and many different knowledge holders in the context of active ageing. Participants will experience the Five Levels of Story-telling tool, to create a shared map of understandings of active ageing, and engage in a fast process of social design and prototyping in this context. Together we will explore how tools for co-creation, developed in different contexts, for example industry and academia, can be synergised to meet the demands of a quadruple helix collaboration, in the context of health, care and ageing. The workshop draws on the project Transnational Living Lab for active ageing, a collaboration between Swedish and Japanese researchers, citizens, municipalities and industry partners. This 27-month long project aims to change the experience of ageing, by targeting issues of loneliness and segregation through social design. It is funded by Vinnova, Sweden and the Japan Science & Technology Agency, Japan.

    This workshop addresses the theme of healthcare in a wide sense. We define health as the physical and emotional well-being of individuals and communities as well as the interdependent health of other species and the long-term health of resources our societies depend upon. We define care as the respectful and health supportive relations between people, between people and other species, as well as the respect an individual shows herself.

    The specific focus of the workshop is active ageing and the particular project Transnational Living Lab for Active Ageing.

  • 20.
    Tham, Mathilda
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design. Goldsmiths University of London, UK.
    Lundebye, Anette
    Regent’s University London, UK.
    Lockheart, Julia
    University of Wales Trinity Saint David, UK;Goldsmiths University of London, UK.
    Hyltén-Cavallius, Sara
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    How can we celebrate risk-taking in co-creative and transdisciplinary processes for change?2018In: Design Research Society International Conference: Limerick, Ireland. 25-28 Juni 2018, Limerick: Design Research Society, 2018Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Design as catalyst for change entails working with uncertainty, venturing into new ways of knowing and complex transdisciplinary collaborations. This can be provocative, messy, awkward - even frightening, since it involves an element of risk-taking. The risks may concern asserting epistemological positions lower down a normative hierarchy, saying no to a conventionally termed strong financial proposition, or exploring a new visual language. 

    Using metadesign frameworks and tools, this workshop starts from concrete examples of risky moments to explore how design situations and cultures can be more allowing and supportive of risk-taking. Specifically, the workshop uses an approach of ‘languaging’, manifested through drawing, writing, film-making and embroidery, to probe and reimagine risk-taking. The workshop draws on insights into risk-taking from the Swedish-Japanese research project Transnational Living Lab for Active Ageing, the development project BOOST - proposals for housing at intersection of migrants, students and ageing population, and Design + Change - the development and implementation of visionary new degree programmes. The facilitators have long experience from setting up safe spaces for risky explorations across sectors, internationally. Workshop participants will leave with a framework and process to explore risk-taking co-creatively, new narratives of risk-taking in change work and a resource of examples of risk-taking.

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