a systems view of people and their issues
Just like nature, people operate within dynamic and interconnected systems; But our senses, our culture, and our habits tend to hide this simple fact. If we are part of a system, a neighborhood, a city, so, too, are the daily issues we face.
What is Sense LA
Sense LA is a work of Socially Engaged Art and Systems Thinking which uses deep thinking, design management and manufacturing, art, and technology to help people from all backgrounds and abilities, have a voice in their community, understand their city and their place within it, and create fresh perspectives, together.
What we’ll be doing
During the next year, we will be working with Neighborhood Councils and Organizations across the City, to reveal our systemic nature, allowing us to maximize our creative potential, and ultimately help guide our communal decisions to develop shared goals that we can achieve together.
Developed at MIT, Tested in Cities and Schools
Learn to use a leading-edge method developed at MIT to help random groups of people build high-precision tools, like robots and turbines, now adapted and enhanced for use in understanding everyday problmes and situation of mutual interest in our neighborhoods.
Attract new people to your Neighborhood Council or Organization
Tackle root causes and interconnect neighborhood experiences and problems
Guide longer-term decision making
Anticipate, explore big issues
Break entrenched thought patterns, behaviors, and inspire dialogue
Learn to use art and deep thinking to understand complex problems