NORTON, Lisa

(United States)

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Design Being: practices of adaptive creativity

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Presentation: Design Being: practices of adaptive creativity

Roles and best practices in design are effective in solving superficial problems, but they fall short of addressing the deeper challenges that we face, both individually and collectively. While Design Being acknowledges the designer within everyone, it makes a special appeal to emerging leaders who recognize the need for bold yet grounded change. Emerging designers – in whatever sector- navigate the hopes and fears of the biotech and nanotech revolutions amidst the first decline of real wealth in several generations. They inherit a global market of unprecedented insecurity and a precarious, polarized world. In order to confront this exponentially accelerating complexity, the next generation of innovators and change-makers will need a much deeper foundation. My forthcoming book, Design Being explores designing and world-making from a transformative and transpersonal perspective, drawing from integral and other meta-theories in accessible and actionable ways.

About Lisa Norton:

Currently a Professor of Design Leadership in the School of Design Strategies at Parsons School of Design. Lisa Norton is a member of the Deliberately Developmental Practitioner Network, Deep Adaptation Forum, Participatory Agility Working Group, and a fellow of Studio at the Edge of the World. Her forthcoming book, Design Being, is an invitation to explore and bridge the gaps between our human ‘designerly’ ways of suffering and our global existential challenges.

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