Our world is changing in profound ways, while a revolution in information technology is disrupting every industry and aspect of society, new ways of thinking are desperately needed to not just disrupt but reconstruct. A centuries-old analytical reductionist approach to thinking that has built our modern world, that has been so successful in the past is no longer so. We can’t solve the problems of today with the same thinking that created them, new ways of thinking are needed to take us forwards. Complexity and systems thinking provide a solid theoretical infrastructure for re-framing debates, for re-questioning issues and developing innovative solutions to current stumbling blocks – both in theory and in application.
We believe that complexity + systems thinking are central to reinventing the way things work. It is becoming increasingly apparent that the key systems we all use and rely on need to evolve and the new ways of thinking and looking at the world that complexity and systems thinking offer are critical to this reimagining and transforming. We aim to build a connected and inspired global community of systems thinkers and change agents who can think and act systemically.
Our aim is to bring together the best in systems thinking within all relevant domains, from abstract theory and science to practical application – in food systems, energy, finance, engineering and many other areas. To provide the best in thinking, the tools, and software platform to enable interaction, exchange, collaboration and the formation of functional networks towards systems innovation in thinking and doing. To that end, we build an open platform; open source software, creative commons content and free for anyone to join.