New Thinking for a New World: Food
Appreciate how you can can go beyond ‘linear thinking’ and think more effectively using the ideas of systems, diversity, resilience, vulnerability, flexibility and adaptation.
20 April 2020
Fee (₹, incl taxes)
About the Course
In a deeply uncertain and unpredictable world, made all the more evident with the ongoing challenges
of the SARS-CoV- 2 virus, we are entering uncharted waters as a species. Now is the time to think
completely differently than we ever have before: a new way of thinking. How do we do that? What does
this new thinking look like?
A good way to think about this is by looking at everything around us as a set of relationships or maybe
like a spider's web. We will begin by looking at how the food on our plates gets there, one of the most
serious issues of concern during this lockdown.
The highly interactive sessions will involve working independently and in small groups as well as sharing
and discussing your work with others. Through these assignments, students will appreciate how they
can go beyond ‘linear thinking’ and think more effectively using the ideas of systems, diversity,
resilience, vulnerability, flexibility and adaptation. Students will also begin to appreciate how these ideas
can be applied to different systems.
Learn more about our expert course facilitator, Radha Gopalan, here.
Please register here for a brief (~30min) Parent orientation session on Monday, April 13 @5pm.
About our Facilitator:
Rachit is an electronics engineer who has been designing analog circuits for the past decade. His work experience includes Cosmic Circuits and Cadence Design Systems (which acquired Cosmic Circuits), on the design of integrated circuits for audio codecs, serial interfaces, and phase locked loops amongst other things. He likes to spend his time on reading, understanding audio, building speakers, music, and sports.
Rachit has a Masters degree from the Centre For Electronic Design And Technology at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.
Muralidhar (aka Murali) is senior mentor and course designer at GenWise with 20+ years of experience in the social sector. In addition to delivering Vocational Training to young adults, he is currently responsible for design, manufacturing and marketing operations at a traditional handicraft (wooden toys) enterprise near Bengaluru. Murali has also delivered training and professional development programs for secondary science teachers and 'making' skills to "gifted students" for around 4 years.
Murali has a bachelor's degree in Engineering from IIT Madras.