Liberatory Design in Complex Systems | Aug 29-30 & Sep 20, 2019 | CA

Liberatory Design in Complex Systems is a 3-day institute. This offering meets two consecutive days and a third day three weeks later in order to give participants time to digest content and return to it. 

This Institute introduce NEP’s Leading for Equity (LFE) framework and SEA Methods (See, Engage and Act) as way to expand equity consciousness and move beyond a perpetual (and often inadequate) cycles of improvement toward more dynamic approaches to problem solving and decision-making. Participants will explore process and planning tools that can match the level of complexity in their situation and context. Consideration will be given on how to link day-to-day activities with a long-term vision of equity, even in a changing and unpredictable world.

In collaboration with the Stanford’s K-12 Lab, we have prototyped a design approach—Liberatory Design—that meshes design thinking with an equity lens and complexity stance. The third day centers on Liberatory Design and how to actually approach equity- and complexity-informed design work in your system.

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Contact the National Equity Project at 510.208.0160 or with questions.