“We have to go from what is essentially an industrial model of education, a manufacturing model, which is based on linearity and conformity and batching people to a model that is based more on principles of agriculture. We have to recognize that human flourishing is not a mechanical process; it’s an organic process. And you cannot predict the outcome of human development. All you can do, like a farmer, is create the conditions under which they will begin to flourish.” – cit. Ken RobinsonThis is precisely what our Young Talents inspired their guest to do on a very special event held in Officucina on October 19th. Inspired by Future Food Institute tradition of 48 hours marathons with the objective of examining, innovating and changing well-established paradigms in the food system, the Academy applied this revolutionary model of human centered innovation to create a new process of innovation, a method of cognitive investigation, of in-depth analysis and co-creation of value. The “game” was led by keywords such as green, design, food and tech, triggering a brainstorming exercise leading to the creation of projects aiming at innovating the traditional paradigms and to a building a new possible future in the food sector. And so it began… THE PROCESS:
- GATHER first stage consisting in gathering a considerable number of people having different origins/skills/fields of specialization around a common objective.
- PEEL: second stage in which the participants are invited to bare themselves completely and mix with the other participants, with the final aim of creating teams capable of developing “raw”ideas.
- CHOP third stage consisting in the reorganization of the idea through a process in which each contribution gets “chopped” and mixed together in order to create a starting base.
- COOK last stage consisting in putting the ideas elaborated in the previous stage into a container in order to transform them in prototypes, before cooking them.