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Wednesday, November 11 • 23:00 - 23:15
Design for a Thriving Humanity: How to design a world where humankind and nature are interdependent, and everyone is seen, heard, valued and loved.

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We humans have been isolating problems into distinct areas of mastery for millenia. Hunting and foraging versus farming, your tribe versus mine, nature versus the built world, learning by doing in community versus education in school buildings. Specializing is a great way to develop mastery. However, specialization can cause us to lose sight of the connected nature of all things. This overreliance on siloing has led us to an education system that fails to teach us all equitably, and a failing planet.

Just as a thriving planet requires an interdependent ecosystem, a thriving educational system requires an ecosystem where human capacity, vision, and the environment support and strengthen one another. We can't be successful by only focusing on one of these elements. By aligning these elements, first in conversations and workshops, and then in organizational systems and in the built environment, we can design for a thriving humanity.

Participants will learn how real-time and virtual gatherings lead to transformation. Theories of learning, of change and a visual language of design patterns underpinning student-centered learning will be offered as part of a change tool kit. Case studies featuring the schools for both the poorest and the richest communities will illustrate a common pattern language for environments that foster learning and community for all.

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Randy Fielding

Architect & Founding Partner, Fielding International
Randy Fielding is an architect and founding partner at Fielding International, an interdisciplinary architecture and education firm that designs schools where learners thrive. As a champion for the firm’s mission, Randy serves as a thought leader, learning collaborator, and design... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 23:00 - 23:15 CET
FREE
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