Design for Life: nurturing life-centric capabilities - RSA

Design for Life: nurturing life-centric capabilities

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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. 

The RSA’s Capabilities for Life framework enables individuals and collectives around the world to cultivate a life-centric worldview and capabilities – ones that empower learners of all ages to unlock their potential by (re)connecting their inner selves with others, their local places/contexts and the wider planet.

This summer, the RSA will work with a faculty of expert Fellows to craft a series of life-centric learning journeys rooted in our capabilities to test on the RSA’s Design for Life Awards. These journeys will create the enabling environment for learners to dream, collaborate and take action to build more regenerative and thriving futures.

At this event, Jahnvi Singh (Senior Learning Designer) will share more about these capabilities and our vision for the learning experiences that will bring these capabilities to life.

Hear from our inspiring Fellows and partners on how they are already nurturing these capabilities and participate in a discussion on what it takes to nurture the mindset shifts needed to facilitate life-centric learning.

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

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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