Collaboratively tackling social and ecological challenges through a system lense

We are a platform by and for system innovators who seek to tackle wicked problems collaboratively

The Systemic Design Group invites and connects professionals from diverse backgrounds and talents, to jointly work towards a sustainable future. Our shared purpose is to innovate us out of the current messes. Together.

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We help you navigate complexities and develop effective strategies for the future. With our unique combination of skills, methods and experiences, we enable you to discover current (unsustainable) patterns and future (sustainable) possibilities. We offer individual workshops and mapping services on the spot, or accompany you on your whole systems journey.

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Capacity building

Our hands-on training formats, led by experienced consultants with expertise in Systems Thinking, System Mapping and Systemic Design, enable you to think systemically and build the capabilities to drive systems innovation.

Co-Creation Lab

We are open for collaboration at every level. Join our network as a member, suggest projects or participate in one of our open calls.

“Systems thinking is a context for seeing wholes. It is a framework for seeing interrelationships rather than things, for seeing patterns of change rather than static snapshots”

(Peter Senge)

Challenges we work on


What drives the success of participation processes in urban development?

We supported a initiative from Kreuzberg Berlin in exploring the underlying dynamics of and participation process to uncover potential leverage points.


How can Systems Thinking be applied to international cooperation?

We developed a training format for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on how Systems Thinking can be applied in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development.


Which dynamics led to the problematic living conditions in Kenya and which strategic initiatives can help in the long term?

A systemic analysis process was designed and implemented on behalf of an international NGO. In two multi-day, participatory workshops, a common understanding of the complex “living” system in Kenya was developed with system actors.


How can we support students in driving urban innovation through online System Mapping?

We're offering lectures for Systemic Design and Systems Thinking at various universities in Germany. There we together with the students explore the field of System innovation.

We drive the conversation here in Berlin, and beyond.
Join our online and offline communities:

With articles, inspirational talks, shared best-practices, hands-on exercises and by exploring systemic tools, we intend to build an active Systemic Design community in Berlin. Join our Meetup-Group here in Berlin or be part of the conversation online via Medium.

We are members of federations, societies and collaborative platforms such as:

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