This book explores the HDL Studio Model, a unique way of bringing together the right people, a carefully framed problem, a supportive place, and an open-ended process to craft an integrated vision... More > and sketch the pathway towards strategic improvement. It's particularly geared towards problems that have no single owner.
The book includes an introduction to Strategic Design, a "how-to" manual for organizing Studios, and three practical examples of what an HDL Studio looks like in action. Geoff Mulgan, CEO of NESTA, has written the foreword and Mikko Kosonen, President of Sitra, contributed the afterword.
This is not the book to convince you that the world is changing and our systems are currently under stress. The purpose here is to begin codifying the practises of stewardship, as exhibited by... More > innovators who are consciously rethinking institutions to better meet the challenges of today.
Stewardship is the art of aligning decisions with impact when many minds are involved in making a plan, and many hands in enacting it. This notion comes to life through the stories of six projects on three continents.
In this short booklet we provide 19 rules of thumb for creative collaborations and the practices that enable them. Creative collaborations are a particular kind, in which by interacting with others... More > you discover genuinely new ways of thinking about and then doing something together.
Don’t confuse collaborations of this sort with committees, for collaborators as we discuss them here not only conceive of the work, they also play principal roles in carrying it out.
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A multi-disciplinary team led by the architects of Elemental design a radical new typology of social housing that is able to grow over time, both in size and in value. We see how they practice... More > strategic design, discovering along the way that:
A realistic look at the status quo can inspire new design solutions that address higher-order challenges
Participatory processes should be carefully designed not to make promises that are too big to keep
Savvy engagement with the media is useful to generate political capital necessary to launch an unconventional design