Real Design: Designing Ourselves, The World, and Reality

This page contains the slides from a seminar I did in Trento, Italy in June 2018: “Designing Ourselves, the World, and Reality” – it was an attempt to give a brief overview about how the core ideas in Personal Revolutions: A Short Course in Realness can be used to look at our approach to designing the world around us and how this is ultimately affected by our relationship with ourselves. I called this approach to service design (or design as a whole) ‘Real Design’ (surprise, surprise).

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Real Design: Designing Ourselves, the World, and Reality

Real Design - Designing Ourselves the World and Reality
In short, real design is what happens when you design with reality instead of against it – it allows human beings to flourish and allows the world we build to be as sustainable as possible. Wholeness over fragmentation is always the ‘answer’ whether you’re talking about your relationship with yourself, the world, or reality.

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