Resources and Planning

This page contains workgroup information, links to workgroup briefs, schedules and target dates, and links to informational emails distributed to all lab participants.

Workgroup Briefs

Each of four thematic workgroups has prepared a Pre-Lab Brief to explore the current state of their topic area.    Please find individual briefs by clicking on the following links:

  1. Complexity Mapping in Practice and Research: Methods, Trends, and Future Directions
  2. Resonance in Complex Social Systems
  3. Institutionalizing a Systems Practice (16 Jul14)
  4. Non-Linear Impact Assessment: Challenges, Approaches and Tools (16Jul2014)

Workgroup membership can be found in DST Lab Workgroup List (07 14 2014).  Please forward Pre-Lab Briefs by June 13, 2014.  Please contact workgroup co-facilitators for deadlines and other information associated with each workgroup.

Local Partner Groups

Lab participants will be working with four local groups in viewing there challenges through a complex systems lens to support analysis and developing new ways of thinking.  Our partner groups  introduced Lab participants to their work at the opening session of the Lab on Sunday evening, July 19. Click on the following links to download their presentations or to view as a .pdf document.

The Hawaiian context as a settler colonial state and history (pre-contact through overthrow, plantation era, and so forth) is critical to understanding what some of our local partners are facing and attempting to untangle.  Below are resources you may find helpful in understanding this context.  We encourage you, at a minimum, to review the Annotated Bibliography and piece by Trask.  We encourage you to review the others as well.  Resources are listed in the sequence we recommend reviewing them in with the most relevant list first.

  1. Annotated Bibliography on Native Hawaiian Movement toward Sovereignty
  2. Trask (2000) Settlers of Color and “Immigrant” Hegemony 
  3. McGregor (2007) Na Kua` aina;  or for a smaller file without photos go to
  4. Kajihiro, (?) The Militarizing of Hawai’i, Occupation, Accommodation, and Resistance
  5. Video:  The Last Hawaiian Queen. The video is broken into 7 bite size 7-10 minute segments.
  6. Silva (?), (2010) E LAWE I KE 0:  An Analysis of Joseph Mokuohai Poepoe’s Account of Pele Calling the Winds
  7. Fujikane & Okamura (2008 ) Asian Settler Colonialism
  8. Goldberg-Hiller and Silva (2011) Sharks and Pigs

Open Space Sessions

Open Space Topic List- Preliminary as of July 11, 2014

Last year, the “Open Space” sessions created a space to share interests and engage in informal conversations about a wide range of topics related to dynamical systems theory and practice. Open Space for these conversations has again been built into the schedule.  We’ve asked for your ideas ahead of time to encourage your thinking about work you’d like to engage our interdisciplinary group of colleagues in a conversation about, challenges you’d like to share, or something you’re just curious about. As you can see from the preliminary topic list –  the ideas are as diverse as they were last year! We’ll open the floor for additional ideas on Sunday evening, pole participants for interests, and work out a schedule that can honor the interests of as many participants as possible.  Sessions, as last year will be concurrent.

Pre-Lab Schedule and Target Dates

July 19, evening & July 20, daytimeSaturday/Sunday Core faculty and staff meet for final Lab planning session
July 20, 5:30 PMSunday Lab convenes with opening dinner and introductions
July 21, AM – July 25, noonMonday-Friday Lab.  Click here for the detailed daily schedule and agenda (dated 7/14/2014).

Informational Emails

Copies of the following emails are provided for your information.  Please contact Chris Straw, with any questions.

1. DST Lab 2014 – Planning Information, January 28, 2014

2. DST Innovation Lab Thematic Workgroups & Next Steps, February 12, 2014

3. DST Innovation Lab – Travel Booking & Reimbursement, February 19, 2014

4.  DST Lab – DEADLINE March 15 – Hotel & Meeting Accommodations, March 5, 2014

5.  DST Innovation Lab – Status Update, Apr 25, 2014

6.  DST Innovation Lab – ACTION Needed, June 16, 2014

7.  DST Innovation Lab – Workgroup Briefs, June 23, 2014

8.  DST Innovation Lab – Logistical Information, July 10, 2014

9. DST Innovation Lab – The Work of the Lab, July 11, 2014

  • Attachments:
    1. DST Innovation Lab 2014 – Draft Agenda 07 08 2014
    2. Local Hawaii Partner Briefs are intentionally not posted
    3. Annotated Bibliography on Native Hawaiian Movement toward Sovereignty
    4. Trask (2000) Settlers of Color and “Immigrant” Hegemony 
    5. Open Space Topic List- Preliminary as of July 11, 2014

10.  DST Lab -Non-Linear Impact Assessment Workgroup Brief EM dated July 16, 2014f

11.  DST Lab – FINAL Workgroup Brief: Institutionalizing a Systems Practice, July 16, 2014

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