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Design for Life Awards: reimagining regenerative education and enterprise

Fellowship events / Online

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The Coffee House (RSA House) and Online via Zoom

  • Design
  • Fellowship

The world as it is: fragile, unbalanced, degenerative. The world as it could be: resilient, rebalanced, regenerative. Explore with us how particular perspectives on challenge and change can help build flourishing futures for people, places and the planet. 

In this interactive events series, we share insights from the RSA’s Design for Life mission, including six perspectives we consider core to regenerative change: systemic, imaginative, adaptive, collective, long-time and authentic. How might we invite these perspectives into all our work to transform our economic, social and environmental systems to be more conducive to life? 

We spotlight where these perspectives are being applied within a range of work-in-progress interventions by the RSA, as well as by our Fellows and partners to imagine and pursue better futures. Join us to discuss what we’re doing, what we’re learning, and what shows up in your own changemaking work. 

At this event, Anna Markland (Head of Innovation & Change) and the Awards team will share drafts of the new Design for Life Awards offer and experience.

In 2024 the RSA celebrates 100 years of the Student Design Awards – the world’s longest running design competition – and a decade of the Pupil Design Awards and the Catalyst Enterprise Awards for Fellows. Expanding on an impressive tapestry of impact, the RSA now looks to what the world needs in the next 100 years.

The Design for Life Awards – launching September 2024 – will be a global coalition equipping the most excluded learners and entrepreneurs with the life-centric innovation skills and regenerative finance required to transform our world. These awards will be the world’s most inclusive and ambitious programme, modelling the future of learning and enterprise to regenerate people, places and planet in harmony.

As we experience an era of polycrises, we need to grow different capabilities and ideas to address the complex challenges facing our world. Through a global network of partners uniting schools, adult education providers and entrepreneurship programmes, we will encourage learners and entrepreneurs to participate in a digitally enabled and personalised journey applied to real world ‘missions’ set by systems thinkers and businesses from across the economy.

The presentation will be followed by an opportunity for questions and discussion around some key design questions we are still exploring:

How can we best understand which challenges/‘missions’ are most important to communities, educators, entrepreneurs and learners?

• What can we do to ensure participants make positive connections that allow for social mobility?

• What innovative forms of regenerative finance can we experiment with as part of our support offer?

• How might we best involved the RSA Fellows’ community in the Awards?

Presentations from our speakers will be followed by an opportunity for questions and discussion.

These are hybrid events: you can take part in-person or online. Join us on The Steps in The Coffee House – an opportunity to meet others and grab something to eat or drink before, during or after the event. Or connect to The Coffee House online, from wherever you are in the world, via Zoom.

We welcome all changemakers who are interested from different fields and disciplines, within and beyond our RSA Fellowship community.

Taking part

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Taking part in-person

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Taking part online

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Zoom call joining details will be sent out via email in advance of the event.

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