Tag Archives: design

Integral Design Leadership: Collective Designing in the Anthropocene

Column / June 2013

Lisa Norton

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
― Richard Buckminster Fuller

What is the role of design in change work today and how can integral approaches to designing enhance distribution of social benefits? What if we could imagine ways to design collectively, as a species – a human tribe of tribes – in anticipation of our collective challenges? The …

Integral Design Leadership

Column / March 2013

STEM to STEAM: Negative Capability in Service to Empowered Creative Participation

Lisa Norton

At once it struck me, what quality went to form a Man of Achievement, especially in literature, and which Shakespeare possessed so enormously–I mean Negative Capability, that is when man is capable of being in uncertainties. Mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact and reason. (Keats)

Often described as the fusion of art and science, design is now publicly poised at the …

Integral Design Leadership: “Francesco Morace’s Hummingbird Strategy”

Column / January 2013

Lisa Norton

Act as energy collector and catalyst of proposals, projects and people… in order to give Italy, Europe and the entire world new development perspectives and fresh growth energy. (Renaissance Link)

When the context is Italy and the theme is design leadership, singling out any one individual is no easy task. Despite the glittering achievements of his fellows, I especially admire Francesco Morace for his deft inter-organizational collaborations that synthesize the sociology of culture, design, …

Integral Design Leadership: “Envisioning Pure Land @Taiwan”

Column / October 2012

Lisa Norton

Face it, Accept it, Deal with it, Let go of it.
Venerable Master Sheng-yen

Our pervasive designed worlds have powerful impacts on our consciousness, attitudes and lifestyles, and vice versa. Living and working in Asia over the last decade, has given me an experiential grasp of cultural dispositions that disclose the built world as created-destroyed, fluid-structuring, given-potentiated, intended-unintended through daily life practices.

In 2008 through the introduction of my American friend in the NGO …

Integral Design Leadership: Personal Introduction

Column / August 2012

Lisa Norton

“Changing, it rests.” -Heraclitus

When Russ Volckmann posted an invitation to write about design thinking for ILR on a LinkedIn forum, I jumped at the chance. In this introduction, I’ve shared some of my background through stories from life and work. As I begin this column I am hoping that my contributions to Integral Leadership Review will provide a means of interpreting design thinking case studies from an integral perspective, profiling the work of …