Systemic Design for Policy Foresight

Towards sustainable future


  • Eliana FERRULLI Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Carolina GIRALDO NOHRA Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Silvia BARBERO Politecnico di Torino, Italy



Systemic Design, Policy-making, Foresight, Decision Making, Circular Economy


In the last 15 years, tackling wicked problems have evolved into a process that requires multiple change-makers able to face with complexity. At the same time, it has generated an increasing interest and proficient relation among foresight and design, due to their shared interest in anticipation and future orientation.  Such relationships are visible on similarities they both have on the mindset and methodology used when approaching future scenarios. This paper aims to delve into a better comprehension on how the combination of Systemic Design and foresight can think both creatively and systematically about the future and have a strategic role in a policy-making process. This example of collaborative foresight is illustrated by RETRACE Interreg Europe project (A Systemic Approach for Transition towards a Circular Economy funded by the Interreg Europe), demonstrating how Systemic Design with a foresight vision can play a leverage effect in the transition of the European regions towards Circular Economy in a long-term horizon.




How to Cite

FERRULLI, E. ., GIRALDO NOHRA, C. ., & BARBERO , S. . (2019). Systemic Design for Policy Foresight: Towards sustainable future. Conference Proceedings of the Academy for Design Innovation Management , 2(1), 1150–1161.