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Trusting the Process
February 20, 2019February 27, 2019
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Trusting the Process

What do you get when you take someone who is obsessed with traditional processes and idea-making and thrust them into an innovative social lab experience? As it turns out, letting yourself go and trusting others to lead you through a new experience can allow you to connect to the issue – and yourself – in...

Raising the bar: what we owe to ourselves
February 20, 2019July 31, 2019
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Raising the bar: what we owe to ourselves

Have we succeeded as citizens, as humans? Are we satisfied with the state of our country, of our world? Have we reached the end of our “development”?  These are the questions we must ask, not to rank each other, but to shake ourselves from the lethargy we are in. This is not the peak of...

Harvest & Feed Forward
December 7, 2018December 28, 2018
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Harvest & Feed Forward

This is the last workshop of the transformative learning journey, or U-process, a crucial step for institutionalising new practices and ensuring a continuity in their evolution.

Technical Workshop: After a Systemic Deep Dive, Design Thinking Methods to Develop Responsive Solutions
November 25, 2018March 26, 2019
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Technical Workshop: After a Systemic Deep Dive, Design Thinking Methods to Develop Responsive Solutions

Having established a connection to the source through presencing practices and clarified a sense of the future that wants to emerge, it was time to start prototyping solutions for a circular economy transition in the Canton of Vaud. A week after the Midterm Retreat we gathered again to start manifesting what wants to emerge through...

Demo Day: Showcasing our prototypes
November 23, 2018March 26, 2019
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Demo Day: Showcasing our prototypes

After the design workshop in early November the four teams were fully engaged with prototyping their four solutions to foster a circular economy transition. On November 22nd we presented these four prototypes for the first time to a public audience, in view of receiving valuable feedback to continue iterating. Caption: Today the four teams present...

DEMO DAY
November 22, 2018December 28, 2018
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DEMO DAY

*version française ci-dessous*   What if social innovation labs could be the key approach to achieve transformative change towards Circular Economy? What happens when 24 passionate humans from different fields work together in an innovative format over several months ? How can we achieve cross-sector collaboration given, aligning the interests of businesses, public administration, academia...