Nature–Culture–Sustainability Studies

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6th Biennial Design Science Symposium | Inclusive Narratives from Nature


September 20–September 22, 2019

Chace Center, RISD Museum

The Edna W. Lawrence Nature Lab at RISD, Fleet Library at RISD, and Synergetics Collaborative are pleased to announce the 6th Biennial Design Science Symposium: Inclusive Narratives from Nature, an event exploring multiple approaches to sustainable/nature-inspired making, community development, and other work that facilities a holistic relationship with nature and natural systems.

This upcoming meeting will showcase how, through multiple cultural lenses, the design science framework can address the complex, real world problems we face today. It aims to incorporate various cultural perspectives, knowledge systems, ways of relating to nature and creative problem solving.

The symposium themes include:

Ways of Knowing,
Current and Future Communities,
Rebuilding Solidarity in Nature,
Equitable Technology, and
Narratives—Valuing Cultural Inclusion

Join us on Sept 20-22, 2019 for an event that will share and challenge what we know and question our preconceived notions of what human-nature relationships, sustainability, and innovation look like.

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