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2019 Highlights

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ATTENDED AND PARTICIPATED!

The Edna W. Lawrence Nature Lab at RISD, Fleet Library at RISD, and Synergetics Collaborative hosted the 6th Biennial Design Science Symposium: Inclusive Narratives from Nature, an event that explored multiple approaches to sustainable/nature-inspired making, community development, and other work that facilities a holistic relationship with nature and natural systems.

This event showcased how, through multiple cultural lenses, the design science framework can address the complex, real world problems we face today. It aimed to incorporate various cultural perspectives, knowledge systems, ways of relating to nature and creative problem solving.

This year’s themes included:
Ways of Knowing,
Current and Future Communities,
Rebuilding Solidarity in Nature,
Equitable Technology, and
Narratives—Valuing Cultural Inclusion.

Documentation of the 2019 symposium will be made available soon.


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