Designing in Systemic Change: finding the Blind Spots

Designing in Systemic Change: finding the Blind Spots

Hosted by

Anja Overdiek, Lector Cybersocial Design at Hogeschool Rotterdam & associate lector Designing Value Networks at The Hague School of Applied Science
Alyona Yuzefovich, Social entrepreneur from Russia, climate ambassador and facilitator in complexity


Date and time: May 12th, 15:00 – 17:30
Location: The Hague University of Applied Science, Johanna Westerdijkplein 75, The Hague


You can visit this workshop free of charge, but there are only 25 spots available. Please register via this link.

We are excited for our next ESCalator on May 12th. The event aims to explore the challenges of systemic change and how designers and changemakers can navigate the powerful forces they are often not fully aware of.  

During the event, we have two expert speakers sharing their perspectives on systemic change. Anja Overdiek, associate professor at THUAS and professor at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, will elaborate on her blind spots in changing the Dutch food system. Alyona Yuzefovich, a Russian changemaker working in complexity, will talk about the build-up towards the war and the signs that were missed by the international community and progressive changemakers in Moscow. 

The event will also include a workshop titled “Seeing the Unseen” where participants will have the opportunity to uncover their own blind spots within their (own) projects. Together, we will discover broader patterns that can be used to further the development of the systemic co-design framework. 

We look forward to see you at the event and engaging in an insightful conversation about systemic change. 

15:00 – Walk in 
15:30 – Talks by Anja and Alyona, discussion  
16:30 – Workshop: Seeing the Unseen
17:30 – Drinks