Decolonizing Futures through Storytelling

OCAD SFI grad student Pupul Bisht presented the October DwD on exploring storytelling to decolonize foresight methods. Pupul’s research in OCADU’s Strategic Foresight and Innovation program critiques and redefines futures methods by inquiring into cross-cultural and indigenous futures thinking. Pupul explores several questions in the workshop: How might storytelling work as a tool for inclusion […]

The Alpha Expression Workshop

DwD often hosts more open-ended, playful learning workshops in the summer months. For August we hosted Dexter Ico, well known as a video coach, with his Alpha Expression workshop. The experience we explored together: Can we be self-expressed on demand?  The promise: Discover your capacity to be yourself with others, on stage, on camera, on demand. […]

A Citizen’s Design Brief for Canadian Foreign Policy

Design with Dialogue held a series of dialogues and design sessions to construct a shared ethical vision and narrative characterizing the emerging commitments and proposals envisioning a new Canadian foreign policy. Across the perspectives of a wide variety of citizens and residents, ages and sectors, ethnicities and spiritual traditions, a growing group of DwD members […]

Game Changing – Adapting Workshops for Emergence

In this DwD session with Stephen Sillett, we explored the nature of emergence in structured facilitated workshops and the approaches to breaking structure in planning and convening to create the conditions for generative emergence. A good cross-section of Toronto’s current generation of innovation leaders attended, about evenly balance between social innovators and business/design consultants. Th first sketch […]