AdapteconII PhD students, Johanna, Nathalie, Ganna and me visited the System Dynamics conference, July 2017 in Boston. The day before the “regular” conference started we particpated in the PhD colloquim where junior system dynamics modelers get a chance to interact with senior system dynamicists. This interaction was enabled through sessions with open space discussions and … Continue reading System dynamics conference 2017
The Santa Fe Institute (SFI) is a research and education centre aiming to contribute to a better understanding of adaptive complex systems. Established in 1984 and located in New Mexico, the U.S, the institute brings together scholars, practitioners, and the larger society around themes such as invention and innovation in evolutionary processes, mental models of … Continue reading Complexity in Santa Fe
Gross domestic product, or GDP, is defined as the monetary market value of all goods and services produced within a defined geographical area in one year (Bergh, 2009). The main architect of this measurement was Simon Kuznets, but he developed it in the 1930s for the United States national accounting system to answer questions such … Continue reading Can we use GDP as a metric for well-being?
What is needed for “Systems Change”? While this question might give rise to a million different answers, I believe that the answers to the question ‘Who is needed for “Systems Change”?’ will look more alike. I think, we would all agree that we need everyone together for systems change. To me the important aspect … Continue reading Who will change the system? – Thoughts on an unconventional conference
Maartje Oostdijk & Marie Schellens On the 13th and 14th of June 2016, the EAT forum was hosted in Stockholm. Here experts from a wide range of nationalities and fields of interest addressed the interwoven and global issues of food, health and sustainability (have a look at eatforum.org). We joined a multi-stakeholder discussion session on ´Overcoming … Continue reading All around the same table? Discussions on EATing with 10 billion