All theory aside – what’s it really like to work in a rural village in India? In a world of increasingly changeable external forces, how do you engage the community, overcome cultural and language barriers and build enough trust to realise a project together? What unexpected outcomes might emerge?
Amputees living in remote communities, with limited access to healthcare providers, have an opportunity to use bicycle parts and other accessible materials to make their own D.I.Y. lower-limb prosthetics, using a system designed by RMIT University industrial design graduate Desiree Riny.
The wicked problems we are facing in a globalised and technological world require us to think very differently about the types of work people need to do now and in the future. Different skills, attributes and focus are desperately needed, and we are struggling to keep up.
From wicked problem to urban resilience – is there a scientific formula for developing solutions through an interdisciplinary process? The Design Between’s inaugural article offers a starting point for discourse on tackling wicked problems by exploring the interdisciplinary approach used in the ‘I Urban Andes International Design Workshop’ in Ayacucho, Peru.
Bushfires do not differentiate. Their destructive path is not defined by a reasoning of who lies in it, their impacts more often bring community together, rather than separate. Can the same be said about the support available to communities following such an event? Are pre-conceived concepts of ‘community’ colouring attempts to facilitate post-disaster recovery?
With increased occurrences of natural hazards and humanitarian crises throughout the world, we need to talk about how we respond, recover and ready ourselves and others. And, we need to listen to what others have to say. This issue feature articles from two MoDDD graduates, offering insight into two of the themes we will be exploring here on TDB – wicked problems and community engagement.