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Design & Critical Thinking aims to build shared understanding, collective knowledge & sensemaking through a community of professionals from different backgrounds and horizons (aka you).

To deepen our understanding of what it means to tackle a whole variety of challenges in a whole variety of contexts and environments, we have to cross the boundaries that we have created to build a community at the intersection of the (broad) topics of design, innovation, tech, business, change, complexity, ethics, critical thinking, (and more) to spark discussions, reflections, questioning, ideas and build collective understanding.

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Upcoming events (4+)

The marriage of design & philosophy #3

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3rd and final round of this series of discussions.

Themes for exploration:
How can we link back design practice and philosophy?
What are the possible pain points of doing so? And what are the benefits of such a marriage?

This session:
We will focus on two aspects, first the importance of coming to a form of pragmatism, which one might call "pragmatic design philosophy", and second the (equal) importance of connecting to a form of abstractive and poetic conceptualisation, which one might call creativity. The goal of this session is to explore this useful tension that underly many aspects of the design practice.

Community workshop

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Hi, fellow Design & Critical Thinkers,

Let's build together the future of the community. This recurring (once a month) workshop session will allow us to generate opportunities & ideas we would like to see happen, and from which we will plan dedicated, focused, sessions to see how we could, together, bring them to life.

This session:
We will wrap up what we learned from the past "design & philosophy" series of discussions and then make sense of what we want to focus on after that: what will be the next theme/topic of discussion?

We will use our Kumospace to interact and work together.

Looking forward to meeting you all!

Cheers,

Kevin

Virtual Chalet Meetup

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Hi, fellow Design & Critical Thinkers,

The "virtual chalet" is a recurring informal event (once every 2 weeks) for the community to take the space & time to discuss, share ideas & experiences, find support, ask questions, etc.

ℹ️ Please note that we use Kumospace to host this event. For those of you who never used it, after opening the link make sure to select "Continue without an account" (if you don't want to create one). You'll be asked to allow Kumospace to use your camera & mic. Then click "Join" and select the room called "Virtual Chalet" (this is where we will all gather & discuss).

Community workshop

Link visible for attendees

Hi, fellow Design & Critical Thinkers,

Let's build together the future of the community. This recurring (once a month) workshop session will allow us to generate opportunities & ideas we would like to see happen, and from which we will plan dedicated, focused, sessions to see how we could, together, bring them to life.

We will use our Kumospace to interact and work together.

Looking forward to meeting you all!

Cheers,

Kevin

Past events (82)

Virtual Chalet Meetup

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