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Mikal Giancola

#NewMacy Studio

With the added complexity of the results of the Anthropocene, models like the adaptive cycle can be used to orient discussion and action on the intersection of ecosystems and social systems. The studio session includes the application of real-world scenarios. A special thanks to Pille Bunnell for coaching on how to frame and facilitate using the adaptive cycle (Bunnell 2017).

KEYWORDS: pandemics, wicked challenges, second-order cybernetics, systemic change, ontological security, conversation, ontogenetic resilience, recursive feedback.

RSD TOPIC(S): Methods & Methodology, Socioecological Design, Sociotechnical Systems

#NewMacy ACT II Studios—Redefining Stability

At RSD11, six #NewMacy Studios created opportunities to engage with interdisciplinary approaches to systemic design through conversations for action.


Pille Bunnell, Carlos Castellanos, Damian Chapman, Kate Doyle, Xiao Zoe Fang, Tim Gasperak, Mikal Giancola, Michael Lieber, TJ McLeish, Paul Pangaro, Eve Pinsker, Larry Richards, Eryk Salvaggio, Fred Steier, Mark Sullivan, Claudia Westermann, and Daniel Wolk




Citation Data

Author(s): Mikal Giancola
Year: 2022
Title: Panarchy as a Sensemaking Tool
Published in: Proceedings of Relating Systems Thinking and Design
Volume: RSD11
Article No.: 043
Host: University of Brighton
Location: Brighton, UK
Symposium Dates: October 3–16, 2022
First published: 30 September 2022
Last update: 30 April 2023
Publisher Identification: ISSN 2371-8404