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Creating + Curating the New Ecosocial Story of a Living Society + World

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About this Research Topic | Stream 3 | #C3res3

| In 2007 Paul Hawkin, author of Blessed Unrest estimated that there were one to two million organizations worldwide working toward ecological sustainability. They are all working towards a living purpose for human creativity + invention. Hawkin notes that these organizations are “working on the most salient issues of our day: climate change, poverty, deforestation, peace, water, hunger, conservation, human rights, and more.” Given the recent political events in the U.S. and in the spirit of Blessed Unrest, we have chosen to reframe the #C3 ReSearch Stream 3 around curating and participating in creation of the worldwide Ecosocial Story of a living society + world. A cohesive, compelling and actionable story redefining the fundamental vision of human development is needed now more than ever.

The development and curation of a new living story has underpinned the C3 Living Design Project’s greater purpose since we opened our blog in November of 2013.  The project seeks to both create and to integrate available living design knowledge into a cohesive, salient + actionable story about the past, present and future of our planet and its inhabitants. Stream 3 will pursue ideas that help to flesh out this story

This ReSearch topic was started on March 18, 2017

What are the C3 Living Design ReSearch Streams about?
Our on-line ReSearch queries focus on issues we’re engaged in at the moment. They can last a few days, a few weeks or even a few months. We stream our findings using Twitter + Pinterest. Learn more about using the ReSearch Streams by clicking here. 

 


 


 

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The Stream 1 ReSearch Projects are listed in chronological order below. You can use the sequence and dates to help you find them in the Twitter + Pinterest Streams above. Each Twitter Post has a date in the lower right corner.

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Creating . Connecting . Curating the Patterns of Life

About this Research Topic | Stream 3

While working with the C3 ReSearch Stream 1 over the past few months, we began to see the need for a deep and thorough ‘thought revolution’ in the way designers see the world and the way we think.  While changing the way we think has long been one of our key areas of ReSearch at C3 Living Design, the latest round of explorations has brought greater clarity and definition to the issue.

The complexity surrounding the big design tasks of the 21st century beg us to take our creative problem solving  skills to the next significant level. And it will be a significant change. Change similar to that which brought about the scientific-industrial revolution of the 1700’s.  The impacts of climate change, water scarcity and global urbanization are coupling with rapidly changing computer technology and a volatile socio-economic realm to shake the structure of modern problem-solving and design thought off it’s foundations.

From our perspective, design now requires more applied systems, integrative + interdisciplinary design thinking.  Pattern Thinking makes this list as well and we see it as a a form of Systems Thinking. In response to this new understanding, we’ll be shifting design process + method ReSearch from Stream 1 (What is the Role of Design in a Resilient Society) to Stream 3 allowing Stream 1 to focus more closely on designs’ role within our larger society | This ReSearch topic was started on June 27 ,2016

What are the C3 Living Design ReSearch Streams about?
Our on-line ReSearch queries focus on issues we’re engaged in at the moment. They can last a few days, a few weeks or even a few months. We stream our findings using Twitter + Pinterest. Learn more about using the ReSearch Streams by clicking here. 

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The Stream 1 ReSearch Projects are listed in chronological order below. You can use the sequence and dates to help you find them in the Twitter + Pinterest Streams above. Each Twitter Post has a date in the lower right corner.

Stream 3 Past ReSearch Topics

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  • What is the role of Architecture + Design in a Resilient Society?
    Channel: #C3LDdt | Design + Thinking
    November 26, 2016 (Use this date to locate the ReSearch in the twitter stream)
    Research Brief: We believe architecture + design are changing due to the powerful influence of computers, globalization and environmental degradation on society. The scope and intensity of change are similar to the period that gave rise to the Bauhaus and similar schools of design in 1919.
    What did we learn? Our research was based on being “aware” of the topic and watching for articles that addressed the issue. Very little crossed our path. Either the information available is not part of our “flow” or there is a limited amount being written specific to the issue. Bruce Mau’s “Resilient Design: It’s all in the Blueprint” was the most direct finding. Other findings where good indicators of what design might address, but they were not written specifically in design vernacular. The comparisons between the 1919 Bauhaus and the current state of society are even more relevant after the 2016 U.S. election of authoritarian + strongman Donald Trump.

Previous ReSearch Stream 2 Projects | Go to Stream 2

  • Exploring and Defining the Essential “Eco-Civic Design” Perspectives + Concepts
    Channel: #C3LDdt | Design + Thinking
    January 7, 2017 (Use this date to locate the last Tweet for this ReSearch in the twitter stream)
    We’re exploring the essential eco-civic design perspectives + concepts. We’ve identified (5) perspectives that are prevalent (listed in alphabetical order): Healthy, Regenerative, Resilient, Restorative and Sustainable.
    What did we learn? We developed short definitions for the each of the (5) perspectives and tweeted them. We looked for a generic, academically appropriate meta-perspective that could hold all five and settled on Ecosocial.
  • High-Performing / Low-cost Bird Safe Glass Frits + Patterns
    Channel: #C3LDpp | People* + Products
    June 13, 2016 (Use this date to locate the ReSearch in the twitter stream)
    We dived into the specifics of bird safe insulated glass units looking for effective frits + patterns that can provide bird safety.
    What did we learn? The research on bird safety is nascent, but compelling and useful. Horizontal lines may be one of the more effective approaches. Uniform, dispersed patterns may be less effective. Try for a risk rating of 15 or less with 10 or below being preferred and recommended.
    *People includes all living creatures
  • Building Integrated Thin-film PV for Glass Surfaces
    Channel: #C3LDme | Matter + Energy
    June 12, 2016 (Use this date to locate the ReSearch in the twitter stream)
    We searched for Thin-film PV products that can be effectively applied to glass surfaces such as building guard rails.
  • Using Stormwater Rate Control Tanks for Rainwater Harvesting
    Channel:  #C3LDpw | Plants + Water
    April 18, 2016 (Use this date to locate the ReSearch in the twitter stream)
    Clean Water is rapidly becoming a precious resource. How can we leverage Stormwater Rate Control Tanks to Harvest Rain Water?

Previous ReSearch Stream 3 Projects | Go to Stream 3

  • Converting Water to Hydrogen + Storing it using Wind Power
    Channel: #C3LDme | Matter + Energy
    June 26, 2016 (Use this date to locate the ReSearch in the twitter stream)
    We explored the current technologies and potential for converting water to hydrogen + storing it using Wind Power.

About this Research Project | Stream 3

We’re currently exploring the current technologies and potential for converting water to hydrogen + storing it using Wind Power. See the Twitter + Pinterest streams below. June 26, 2016: We’ve completed our ReSearch on this topic for the moment and we’ll be switching Stream 3 to a new issue: “Applied Systems, Integrative + Interdisciplinary Thinking” after June 27, 2016.

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What are the C3 Living Design ReSearch Streams about?
Our on-line ReSearch queries focus on issues we’re engaged in at the moment. They can last a few days, a few weeks or even a few months. We stream our findings using Twitter + Pinterest. Learn more about using this Page and the ReSearch Streams by clicking here.

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C3 ReSearch Streams 1, 2 + 3 Archive

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Past Project List | ReSearch Stream 3

The Stream 1 ReSearch Projects are listed in chronological order below. You can use the sequence and dates to help you find them in the Twitter + Pinterest Streams above. Each Twitter Post has a date in the lower right corner.

Stream 3 Past ReSearch Projects

  • Converting Water to Hydrogen + Storing it using Wind Power
    Channel: #C3LDme | Matter + Energy
    June 26, 2016 (Use this date to locate the ReSearch in the stream)
    We explored the current technologies and potential for converting water to hydrogen + storing it using Wind Power.