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Designing Regenerative Cultures
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IFF WORLD GAME
Anthony Hodgson has developed a variety of small and large group versions of formalized processes to facilitate just this kind of use of the World Systems Model. The IFF World Game is a facilitated group process based on the WSM that allows for the rapid generation of scenarios focused on a particular locality – a community, city, region or nation, for example. The scenarios can be structured with the Three Horizons model in mind and generate a better understanding of: i) the interconnected crises we are facing (H1) ii) the currently available social and technological innovation that might be relevant for the transition (H2) and iii) what improvements would have to be made in the different dimensions (nodes) of the WSM to create a viable, thriving and regenerative systems (H3).
In 2010, I had the opportunity together with other IFF colleagues to support Tony Hodgson in consultancy work for the UK government’s strategic foresight unite ‘UK Foresight’. We were working on the ‘International Dimension of Climate Change Impact Project’ (UK Government Office for Science, 2011) to map the complexity of this wicked problem. The WSM helped us examine how IPCC’s predictions of potential climate change impacts on 17 global regions might in turn come to affect the UK. The use of the WSM helped us to highlight certain critical relationships, like for example the link between ‘Water Availability’ and ‘Food & Agriculture’ and ‘Energy & Earth Resources’. The WSM is a tool to encourage joined-up thinking.