Past Meetup

Designing for Collaboration

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The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), Go21 and the Berlin Peace Innovation Lab are excited to invite you to a workshop about how design can support collaborative spirit.


19.00: Welcome + 'Energizer'

19.15: Input presentation (Ulf Brandes, Go21 ( Designing for Collaboration and case studies (Anne Riechert, ex. OpenIDEO (

19.45: Q&A

20.00: World Café workshop 15min x 2 + sharing key insights

Topics: Real world cases (non-profit), Real world cases (for profit), team configuration, Enablers of collaboration, speaker´s table, open tables

21.00: Networking at Max & Moritz (


Collaboration is essential in our interconnected world, and everything inter-esting has become "cross", “multi” and "inter" today: international, inter-disciplinary, cross-functional, multi-generational, multi-sectoral. You name it!

Yet, often it seems harder to collaborate than not. We are largely unaware of a shared purpose and feel disconnected. We're unsure if we can trust, in whom to trust and in what to trust. We fear making ourselves vulnerable.

Interestingly, we have already of scientific knowledge today about how cognition and emotions interact, and how attitudes, design and context influence human behaviour. In addition, we have plenty of design experience suggesting how we can influence our behaviours for the better (-as well as for worse).

So the question is: How can we design to encourage collaborative behaviour?

Whether you are a collaboration expert, an active citizen, or simply curious – You are kindly invited to learn and share with us how design can help us collaborate!


The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) ( an enlightenment organisation committed to finding innovative practical solutions to today’s social challenges. Through its ideas, research and 27,000-strong Fellowship it seeks to understand and enhance human capability so we can close the gap between today’s reality and people’s hopes for a better world. The RSA is popular in Germany for projects such as RSA Animates ( ( is a network of likeminded professionals from corporations, start-up firms, charities, and consultancies: A growing think and do tank of entrepreneurs, managers, policy makers, researchers, facilitators and creatives united by a passion for human work environments that help organizations prosper. The meetup is created in partnership with Go21´s co-founder Ulf Brandes, an experienced innovation navigator and behavior change design researcher.

Berlin Peace Innovation Lab (, as part of the Stanford Peace Innovation Lab global network, focuses on how technology is facilitating emerging and measurable social changes toward global peace. The Berlin Peace Innovation Lab provides design frameworks, principles and methodologies for interventions that will increase positive engagement at scale.

Limited Space

60 people can fit in the room. "First come first serve".

*If you have signed up, and cannot attend, please make sure to delete your participation, to leave room for others to attend. Thank you!