Course Calendar

WeekDateModuleTopicGuest LecturerAssignment GivenAssignment Due
102/01Course Introduction
02/03Wicked ProblemsWicked Problem Anatomy & DynamicsAssignment #102/15
202/08Wicked Problems & Globalization
02/10Work Session: Assignment #1
302/15Social RelationsMapping Stakeholder RelationsAssignment #203/08
02/17Pluriverality & DecolonialityDimeji Onafuwa
402/22Mindset & Posture
02/24Power Dynamics
503/01Polarization & Bridging DividesSadia Hameed
03/03Systems of OppressionSasha Costanza-Chock
603/08Mapping the Evolution of a Wicked ProblemMapping the Evolution of a Wicked ProblemAssignment #303/22
03/10Types of Socio-Technical Systems
703/15Worksession: Assignment #3
03/17Historical Context
803/22Designing for TransitionsVisioningAssignment #404/12
03/24Backcasting/Assessing the Present/Mile-stoning
903/29How the Past Can Inform the Future: Commoning & Mutual Aid
03/31Alternative Economies
1004/05Holiday: No Classes
04/07Worksession: Assignment #4
1104/12Designing Systems InterventionsDesigning Systems InterventionsAssignment #505/09
04/14Material vs. Non-Material InterventionsJonathan Chapman
1204/19Frames & Narratives
04/21Policy & Legal Interventions
1304/26Max-Neef's Theory of Needs
04/28Worksession: Assignment #5
1405/03ConclusionFinal Presentations
05/05Final PresentationsAssignments re-submitted for improved grades due: May 9th