2019-01-14

January 14 (the second month of the month) is the 63rd meeting for Systems Thinking Ontario. The registration is on Eventbrite.

Systems Changes: A Call for Participation

Systems Changes is an collaborative open research program, initiated in Toronto by David Ing.

This meeting invites Systems Thinking Ontario members to (i) step up to roles as co-authors on joint works; or (ii) continue as observers and casual commenters, as we push on frontiers in systems methods, theory and philosophy.

The discussion will include (a) a draft charter; (b) an emerging framework; and (c) some first steps.

Looking ahead to content, prior attendees may be familiar with some ideas previously discussed:

  • Systems approach (West Churchman)
  • Wicked problems (Horst Rittel)
  • Pattern language (Christopher Alexander)
  • Action learning (Eric Trist, Calvin Pava)
  • Hierarchy theory (Timothy F.H. Allen)
  • Resilience science (Buzz Holling, et. al.)
  • Ecological anthropology (Gregory Bateson via Tim Ingold)
  • Open sourcing (as in Open Innovation Learning).

Open-minded novices and learners are always welcomed. We'll try to keep the conversations understandable by the layman, and entertain questions for clarification.

Venue:

Suggested pre-reading:

A historical perspective on a nexus in the 1970s may be useful to newcomers.

Agenda

Post-meeting artifacts

Systems Thinking Ontario: Wrapped up meeting @OCADsLab on chartering a #SystemsChanges program with multi-year horizons, as a change from previous #SystemsThinking Ontario meetings that were episodic. General agreement towards moving forward, lots of details to be worked out. (OCADU Strategic Innovation Lab, 205 Richmond Street West, Toronto, Ontario) 20190114

201901_SystemsChanges_Ing_CfP_v0114a.pdf