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Maud Gruyters, Esther Noëth, and Stine Moons

We live in a world where complex problems are emerging exponentially, the health of living systems is declining, and a lack of sufficient systemic action is present. We need to propose an ambitious alternative to facing these challenges and explore the possibilities of a flourishing world for all living systems. Following the principles of systemic design, a network of interventions is needed to steer degenerated systems towards more regenerative futures.

In this workshop, we dive deeper into the concept of systemic analysis and diagnosis based on the existing systemic design methodologies and a new framework for systemic diagnosis proposed by Noëth et al. (2023). Additionally, several tools to foster agency with design researchers and practitioners to design and implement regenerative interventions are introduced.

To avoid staying on an abstract level, we use the heavily debated 3M PFAS case (land, air & water pollution) as an example of how regenerative interventions on four dimensions (economic, ecological, social and spiritual) can be applied to regenerate a specific bio-region. Furthermore, we share a conceptual framework for regenerative design, developed with systemic design tools and illustrated via the 3M case with the participants, work with them on the case and invite them to apply it in their own field of research. Finally, we facilitate a discussion reflecting on the value of the frameworks and tools used during the workshop.

KEYWORDS: regenerative design, transition design, systemic diagnosis, three horizons

Presentation dates

To be announced | online

Nordmarka Forest




Citation Data

Author(s): Maud Gruyters, Esther Noëth, and Stine Moons
Year: 2023
Title: Regenerative Design and Transition Dynamics
Published in: Proceedings of Relating Systems Thinking and Design
Volume: RSD12
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Host: Georgetown University
Location: Nordmarka Forest, NOR
Symposium Dates: October 6–20, 2023
First published: 3 July 2023
Last update: no update
Publisher Identification: ISSN 2371-8404
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