Stories of Systems. Systems of Stories.

The series “Stories of Sustainability” is part of “Stories of Systems”, exploring the multiple facets of what we mean by “sustainability” now and in the near future, in 2023-2030, where there are so many contextual changes and tensions, be it environmental, social, societal, political, institutional, … in a so-called VUCA world, where one framework often used is about the 17 SDG. [note: VUCA = Volatile Uncertain Complex Ambiguous; SDG = Sustainable Development Goals]

Here are some questions to trigger the conversations: What’s up with the SDG’s? How far are we in the implementation of these 17 goals? Who is doing what? At what scale? Let’s try to grasp the connections between intents and impacts.

The first set of talks and interactions began in Brussels on September 26th 2023, during World Interaction Design Day – IxDD, organised by IxDA Brussels – Interaction Design Association group in Brussels. IxDD is a global distributed event by IxDA, happening the same day on 120+ locations on the planet: on site, on line, hybrid.

The 2023 IxDD theme is “Ethics, Equity + Responsibility”. Conversations took place on September 26th, 2023 – see “Stories of Sustainability @ IxDD”.

We had an “IxDA Brussels Meet-up and a “Stories of Sustainability @ PechaKucha Night Brussels” – in partnership with BECI – the Brussels Chamber of Commerce. November 27th, 2023. Program is on line. See you there.

Next is to explore the interactions between Food, Sport and Design.