13.00-15.00 UTC / 15.00-17.00 CET - Three days. Two hours per day.
What if we could move slower, even anti-innovate with greater impact, and deepen our connections and understanding of how to move forward and more effectively facilitate change within ourselves and our environments?
Whilst we work with many brave and forward-thinking collaborators, few are able to defy the speed-driven innovation logics of large corporations today. Faster is rarely better – and often leaves us creating solutions for fleeting needs and moving towards a single-minded future we didn't intend for.
We invite you to join expert trainers Sara Said Mosely and Freya Williams as they explore the impact of 'pause’ through industry case studies and diverse auto-ethnic research. We are seeking to redefine innovation and uncover the secrets of change that lie in contexts where pausing is the value in itself.
What will you learn?
In this workshop, you will be an active participant in exploring, understanding, and defining how using 'pause' can redefine the way we engage in change processes. Upon completion, you will be able to use pausing to understand and address organisational challenges from a new perspective and react with more purposeful intent and impact.
Who should attend?
Curious minds that are interested in research, design, strategy or innovation. We invite all to the table – and hope to engage with a variety of participants who bring their perspectives on the subject of change and innovation.
Level of learning?
This course is based on a co-creation approach and does not require a specific level of expertise to attend. Curiosity and a willingness to challenge the status quo of mainstream innovation are mandatory.
Programme at a glance
In this course, you'll cover:
Critical reflections and perspectives on industry case studies
Co-designing experiments for 'pause' in the context of innovation
Ideation on a new framework for more conscious innovation
Auto-ethnographic research on pause as prayer, play and power
Sara is a hybrid engineer, designer and researcher, and has for the past 10 years worked and experimented with creative innovation practices. In her daily work, she supports clients within diverse industries to drive human-centred innovation processes and bridge qualitative human insights to concrete initiatives of innovation and change. She is specifically interested in the democratisation of innovation and critical traditions of design.
Freya is a cultural analyst with a background in purpose-driven innovation. Through her cross-sector work in London and Copenhagen, she has first-hand experience translating human-centred insights into tangible organisation solutions. In her day-to-day work, she brings storytelling into play by helping clients uncover the lived experience of their users, customers and employees. The goal? Fostering more empathetic and inclusive practices within mainstream business communities.