Dancing with the Past

This project involved working as a team to explore how we might encourage people and communities to think and act for the long term. Our approach applied a conventional design innovation process, encompassing: desk research, stakeholder mapping, interviews, affinity mapping, auto-ethnography, sketching, prototyping and other creative design methods to help support ideation.

Our research process highlighted insights for individuals and communities around: uncertainty / power; connection / disconnection and resilience / well-being. We were also inspired by indigenous thinking in relation to time, space and ritual and wanted to create an outcome that would joyfully engage participants.

Our final outcome and process is described in the slides below – thanks to Alessandra Pizzuti for her graphic design skills in creating the final document.