Symposium Committee
2016 Highlights

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

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

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

Join us for a symposium that will share and challenge what we know and question our preconceived notions of what human-nature relationships, sustainability, and innovation look like.

Below are highlights from previous symposia