Thank you for joining us at Systems Week 2021! Recorded panel discussions, key concept and provocation videos are available to watch on-demand on the YouTube playlist.
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Virtual event that took place from 7-11 June 2021.
The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed and exacerbated structural inequity throughout our global systems. Systems Week was a convening of practitioners, educators, researchers and students to reimagine more equitable systems, and how to teach, learn, support and measure systems change. These conversations explored relationships between systems actors, systemic problems and solutions; resistance to incumbent systems and inequitable power dynamics; and the resources needed to support systemic change.
Developed in collaboration with the Centre for Knowledge Equity and the Centres’ inaugural Knowledge Equity Fellows, the convening coalesced around the Skoll Centre’s 2021 Systems Reset theme, which has been examined in our Reimagine Podcast, the change ideas from Oxford MBA students in the Global Opportunities and Threats Oxford programme, and undergraduate and graduate students from 51 institutions around the world in our Map the System programme. The Systems Reset theme is focused on four grand challenges related to Covid-19 recovery, and the intersection of equity in all its forms across them:
The week will include a combination of written material, pre-recorded, and live sessions that explore concepts and ideas related to systems change, including: podcasts, performance art, curated actionable insights, a keynote, panel discussions, student presentations, and share and fail fairs. The week will culminate with the Map The System Global Final.
Our approach to Systems Week 2021 took into consideration the importance of convening a diverse set of actors, including both renowned and lesser-known system thinkers, and different forms of lived, learned and practiced expertise. We believe:
We welcome you to watch these three short videos from our esteemed colleagues and friends, introducing key concepts we will return to throughout the week.