How might we kickstart a community of practice around mindful R&D in the context of Global South?
Shipping discarded clothes to people in need, advocating for solar-powered cookers to prevent deforestation, using drones as distributors in hard-to-reach areas… — We have seen too many products and services that received grant after grant and 1 million claps on Medium, but consumed heavy investment and changed nothing. Our professional background is in engineering and design, but our own traumata in the social business bubble has led us turn to topics such as Behavioral Psychology, Systems Practice or Critical Whiteness to find clues on how to stop this innovation waste.
„The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.“
„The consequence of the single story is this: It robs people of dignity. It makes our recognition of our equal humanity difficult. It emphasizes how we are different rather than how we are similar.“
We are not sure yet whether to call it a workshop or group therapy, but an initial outcome of our thinking and doing process is a half-day format with the name ↗︎ Discover Complexity. We first prototyped it with a group of benevolent LinkedIn contacts and then ran a pilot for a team of ↗︎ SPACE10.
We are currently exploring further frameworks, methods and practices and aim to provide an in-depth version by Q3.
Reach out if you want to collaborate!