Human beings and our societies are complex systems. Cities are complex systems. The development sector is a complex system. While we’ve made conceptual progress, and while being ‘complexity-aware’ in development interventions is gaining ground, what this really means in practice is still emerging.
This seminar series aims to share cutting edge thinking and research being done at IDS and the University of Sussex around practically how we capture and account for complexity across a variety of sustainable development contexts. Speakers will present exciting innovations in research methodologies for seeing systems and making sense of complexity, including computational, participatory, and conceptual approaches.