COMMUNITY LED DESIGN
Empowering communities to lead transformational change.
Collaborative Design Strategies exists to support communities and organizations going through processes of chaos and transformative change.
We help communities and organizations achieve solutions that address their problems in a systemic, holistic and lasting way by facilitating collaborative problem solving processes.
THE POWER OF A COMMUNITY-LED APPROACH
Check out an example of how this powerful process can lead to community inclusion, connection and strategic insights necessary for good design.
We use a powerful process to turn complexity into manageable community-led change.
Working with others is complicated, nuanced and can often feel messy. That's why we use a proven process of complex problem navigation to facilitate collaborative change. We act as the guides, facilitators and mediators of the entire process.
“Problems that are hard are usually hard because of the set of perspectives or tools that have been used to try to solve them.”
- Nathan Myhrvold
"Poverty, hunger, environmental degradation, economic instability, unemployment, chronic disease, etc. persist in spite of the analytical ability and technical brilliance that have been directed toward eradicating them. No one deliberately created those problems, no one wants them to persist, but they persist none the less.
That is because they are intrinsically systems problems - undesirable behaviours characteristic of the system structures that produce them.
They will only yield as we reclaim our intuition, stop casting blame, see the system as the source of its own problems, and find the courage and wisdom to restructure it."
Donella H. Meadows, Thinking in Systems, 2008
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