The Radical Methodologies Research and Enterprise Group (RaMREG) and the Centre for Arts and Wellbeing (CAW) are delighted to invite you to Radical Uncertainty: Design beyond solutionism. This event will explore situations characterised by changeability, conflicting values and uncertain boundaries. Please see the outline below.
We are excited that we will be joined by guest speakers Mihir Bhat, Shilpi Srivastava, Zoe Sadokierski, Chris Rose, and Claudia Westermann. These speakers have been invited as their work and ideas have influenced our framing of the event. Each guest will present personal reflections informed by their work in response to the ideas and questions outlined below. We invite you to participate in the conversations and questions that emerge.
Please register for the event here which takes place on Friday 23rd July 2021, between 10:00 – 13:00 AM (BST).
Radical Uncertainty: Design beyond solutionism
The term ‘radical uncertainty’ can be characterised by extreme complexity, instability or disagreement about what is considered known or knowable. As such, the event will discuss diverse conceptions of uncertainty and seek to identify modes of working that embrace rather than eliminate complexity.
The event seeks to identify and discuss situations characterised by changeability, conflicting values and uncertain boundaries. These include embodied, emotional, and tacit ways of knowing and representing the world (Mehta, Lyla, and Shilpi Srivastava, 2020) and ideas of responsibility, accountability and ethics.
Design is situated within the rich, shifting, complex and relational systemic situations as both discipline and practice. We, therefore, seek strategies that enable us to ‘stay with’ the unknown and the unknowable without becoming bound by cyclical exercises in rhetoric.
How can we embrace practices and deliver strategies that better engage with global challenges characterised by their radical uncertainty?
If you have any questions about the event please contact Sally Sutherland via email at S.C.Sutherland@brighton.ac.uk