Designing for Play – How to Play your Work

In the March DwD session with Farzad Sedghipour, we explored the importance of finding play in our work through a semi-structured facilitated workshop.  Roughly 20 members of Toronto’s innovation community attended, ready to design for play. The workshop was based on Farzad’s Strategic Foresight & Innovation project,  Play to Perform: Why Play is the Future of […]

Cultural Values & Social Change: The Common Cause Framework

How do cultural values shape environmental and social movements? How might deepening our understanding of cultural values and frames help us to co-create the solutions for a more equitable, sustainable and democratic society? May’s DwD was hosted by Aryne Sheppard, who led an inquiry into the Common Cause framework as an instrument for understanding how […]

Michael Jones: Re-generating the Soul of the City

Placemaking Toronto with Michael Jones August’s DwD was led by Michael Jones with an exploration of placemaking in Toronto. Ideas from his latest book, The Soul of Place: Reimagining Leadership through Nature, Art and Community, was shared in the context of an active dialogue and workshops around the themes of the book. Prominent themes in the dialogue were […]

Facilitating Co-Creation – Design Patterns for Dialogue

How do we design dialogues? With 35 participants, July’s DwD explored the patterns for design for dialogue events, for clients, organizations, and communities. We explored the patterns and elements of effective group processes expressed in both theory and our experience, with guidance from emerging process design tools. What patterns and modes of engagement enable committed […]