Are you trying to transform a social system? What do you need in order to become more successful in your change efforts?
We warmly invite you – social innovator, designer, activist, public official or other world changer – to a network of conversation around responding to complex social challenges.
Our intention is to bring together people who want to apply design methods, systems thinking and collaborative approaches to systems change. Whether you’ve already done that successfully or keep bumping into obstacles, come deepen your network, share your experiences and talk about how we might collectively become more effective at changing the systems we want to see flourish.
Systems Thinking 2020: The People Power Paradigm
The old way of having impact on society was centralized. We had big companies and institutions that were the only ones able to have an impact.
The social internet has reduced the transaction costs of communication and enabled purposeful connectivity at a global scale. Social Media helps us connect through purpose with people we have never met before, crowdfunding and other hybrid forms of resourcing enables the scaling of efforts.
Systems Thinking 2020 has networks of people at its center. The next phase in collaboration is enabled by a combination of decentralized, peer-to-peer practices that can span both local groups and benefit from scaling provided by the network effects enabled by technology.
We are shifting from a centralized power over model to power with model in which complex systems of people can make an impact on society. Let’s invent and make the ways we can do that.
Participatory Smart Environment Lab
Let’s have an impact on our lived environments!
Climate change might often seem like something that is hard for individuals to impact. The Internet of Things and citizen environmental sensors, which nowadays can cost under 50e, could help us generate and share data about Air Quality and other elements.
When we as individuals, groups and cities are able to sense and create information about our lived environments, we have powerful tools at our disposal that can help us make more informed choices and impact issues such as climate change.
Join the Participatory Smart Environment Lab Facebook group to promote action around the topic here in Finland!
Impact Movements Enabled by Community Platforms and Capabilities
Since most of our management and collaboration models are stemming from an older paradigm, we must invent and make the new forms of collaboration.
Community Capabilities are any types of collectively embraced areas of knowhow that allow peer-to-peer networks of the 2020s to operate. To start with they can include Service/Participatory Design practices, Networked/Commons Governance, Hybrid funding models, Systems Modeling, Systems Financing, Shared or Open Infrastructures, Open and Shared Data.