Systemic design deals with complex problems and increasingly turns its gaze to system dynamics, such as the study of potential stakeholder relations and many often-intangible aspects, where the designer may find it difficult to bring in the inherent role of creativity. When designers interface with system dynamics, the practical know-how of design can be lacking and systemic design thus runs the risk of being accused of becoming insufficiently incisive and concrete in responding with concrete actions to the current problems that humanity and the planet are experiencing.
This workshop explores the potential of collage scenarios as a tool for envisioning and fostering innovative and systemic thinking to conceptualize actions for the tourism industry. The approach is to practice research through design, demonstrating how we might produce knowledge by focusing on tourism and the possibility of making the sector sustainable, resilient and regenerative. To accomplish this, the workshop draws on anticipation studies (Poli, 2017) through the realisation of tangible physical artefacts to vision an alternative future specifically for the tourism sector in relation to the area in which the proposed activities take place. This is done through the application of a visual method with a participatory character.
KEYWORDS: systemic design, holistic diagnosis, regenerative tourism, collage scenarios