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Complexity Symposium 2021

Please join us from June 14-16, 2021, for this year's Complexity Symposium titled 'Carry Forward'.

A five-day virtual symposium to share ideas about the critical work of charting pathways forward

Continuum: Rituals for Change

Judah Armani shares his insights and practices from 15 years of work in design for social change. He presents his experience applying co-creation and service design, to support incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people in the UK improve the quality of their lives.

Join us for coffee and meet people across the campus!

A workshop facilitated by Susan Jahoda and Caroline Woolard

We send our kids to school to prepare them for the future. But for which future should schools prepare?

Complexity, Uncertainty, and the Need for Better Evidence

It can be hard for artists, designers and scientists to work together. Experts in their own domains, they often discover that the same words mean very different things in new contexts. Yet, sometimes this discovery fails to be recognized at all, resulting in circular arguments, confusion, and missed opportunities for shared discovery. With that in mind, this talk will present our experience and current lines of inquiry about working with evidence. What counts as evidence? What kind of evidence challenges evidence?

In collaboration with PopTech, the Center for Complexity (CfC) hosted a two day convening in March 2019 to discuss the future of food

“A Practice of Uncertainty: How Design Embraces Contingency” Lecture by: Justin W. Cook at the Cogut Institute for the Humanities

Marking the completion of N Square Innovation Network cohort one and the launch of cohort two, N Square and RISD co-hosted the intensive program with longtime partners PopTech and Nucleus.

The Practice of Complexity

Focusing on the role of design in today’s society, Dan Hill shares a range of methods for bringing possible futures into reality, tools for decision-making, and the structuring of teams to work on complex challenges.

The Center for Complexity (CfC) hosted its first symposium, in collaboration with Infosys to explore how complexity and uncertainty are forces enabling change across every aspect of our lives, organizations, and institutions