Planetary health is defined as the "the health of human civilization and the state of the natural systems on which it depends." Therefore, planetary care is our collective actions and attitudes in pursuing stable planetary health.
Co-design and participatory design encourage the cross-disciplinary collaboration required for planetary health research. They are methods that actively include all stakeholders in the design process, unlocking a plurality of world concepts.
Many narratives set in the future — whether through forecasting or science fiction — are often presented as dystopian. Within this framework, fear becomes the catalyst for change. But how can we be certain that our solutions will lead to positive outcomes?
Joy is a radical act of thinking. If we approach design world building through meaningful play and positive storytelling, we can begin to envision our preferred futures and navigate the current pathways towards realizing them.
1. A guide will facilitate the session.
2. Participants will use their personal memories to discover world concepts.
3. The experience will lead to the generation of new designs for planetary care.
Hexagonal game pieces used to mark each turn on the map
Cards that ask participants to recall a memory or experience
Cards that ask participants to discover new ideas
Tokens that initiate the design process
Handbook for guides of play sessions to come!
The following are a few resources used during the research phase of PHENOMENA:
• Conversations on Planetary Health
• World building from Alex McDowell
• The World of Faraoyść
• Audre Lorde on poetry for change