DfG Open Lectures

Last year, DfG expanded its reach by seizing the remote teaching arrangements as an opportunity to invite the public to a series of open lectures. Recordings of each lecture are posted on this page after each event.

  • Systems thinking and Systems maps by Esko Reinikainen
    This lecture takes an introductory look at how to view governments and their current challenges through a systems thinking perspective. It will begin with a high-level overview of the mental models upon which modern liberal democracies have been built. These mental models are largely built on industrial era linear thinking ideas. The lecture will then … Read more
  • Design for policy by Jocelyn Bailey
    Designing for Policy: What is Policy? How does policymaking work? How might design intersect with policymaking? And what are the strengths and weaknesses in this emerging field? Jocelyn will introduce some of the key terms, debates and issues in designing for policy. Jocelyn is a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the Social Design Institute of … Read more
  • Designers and Design in government – DfG alumni cases
    Anni Leppänen & Jane Lehtinen The role of design in the public sector and governmental organizations is rapidly expanding, together with the transformation of policy, civil service work and more participatory and citizen-centric governance. Our alumni Jane Lehtinen (DfG Alumni 2020) and Anni Leppänen (DfG Alumni 2015), will share their experiences about the role of … Read more
  • Redesigned State by Marco Steinberg
    The first day of Design for Government was opened by Marco Steinberg’s talk: Redesigned State. Marco runs the strategic design practice, Snowcone & Haystack, based out of Helsinki. Prior to Snowcone & Haystack, Marco was Strategic Design Director at Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund (2008-2013).