Tension is a podcast produced by the Archipelago of Design, hosted by Philippe Beaulieu-Brossard, engaging tensions in the theory and practice of design for security and defence purposes across NATO members and partners. Through engaging representatives of different positions in the Innovation Methodologies for Defence Challenges (IMDC) network, the aim is to unlock new possibilities in design as practice in the 21st century.
Philippe Beaulieu-Brossard is the co-founder and co-executive president of the Archipelago of Design. He is completing a Marie S. Curie Fellowship at the Centre for Military Studies, University of Copenhagen before returning as professor leading the Design & Innovation curriculum for mid and senior level officers at Canadian Forces College (CFC) in Toronto.
The Archipelago of Design aims at connecting practitioners and scholars interested in design thinking and other reflexive approaches to defence and security.
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Ep. 6: Should We Play or Should We Learn? Reflections on the Tension Behind Serious Games in Defence and Security
Our host Donna Dupont interviews Philippe Beaulieu-Brossard and Scott DeJong to discuss the world of serious games. Philippe is a professor at the Canadian Forces College in Toronto, a designer, and is the Co-founder of the Archipelago of Design. Scott is a PhD researcher at Concordia University in Montreal, game designer, educator and public scholar. In this episode we discuss the use of serious games as a tool to explore and navigate complex challenges, how games assist to make sense of the complexity and provides a safe space to engage in meaningful dialogue for action and change.
AOD’s Arctic Albatross is a turn-based mystery investigation wargame. Game details and opportunities for a demo and full game session are available here: Breakthrough Arctic Albatross
Scott’s game Lizards & Lies is a conspiracy theory boardgame that explores disinformation. Details are available here: https://www.lizardsandlies.ca/
Ep. 5: Forecasting vs. Foresight
Host Philippe Beaulieu-Brossard in conversation with guests Balkan Devlen and Donna Dupont, engaging the tensions between Forecasting vs. Foresight.
Tension is a podcast produced by the Archipelago of Design, hosted by Philippe Beaulieu-Brossard, engaging tensions in the theory and practice of design for security and defence purposes across NATO members and partners. Through engaging representatives of different positions in the AOD network, the aim is to unlock new possibilities in design as practice in the 21st century.
Ep. 4: Understanding the Military Design Movement
Host Philippe Beaulieu-Brossard in conversation with guest Ben Zweibelson engaging the tensions in his new book, Understanding the Military Design Movement.
Ep. 3: Time
Host Philippe Beaulieu-Brossard in conversation with guests Edward Hayward and Jean-Michel Millet engaging the tension of Time and our understanding of it in design.
Ep. 2: Civilian vs Military Design
Host Philippe Beaulieu-Brossard in conversation with guests Ben Zweibelson, Philip Cash, Jeffrey van der Veer, Nathan Schwagler and Robin van Oorschot engaging the tension between Civilian and Military Design.
*Please note this episode was recorded in a noisy environment and may be difficult to hear in places. It is still made available as a resource for the community.
Ep. 1: Deliberate vs Emergent Strategic Design in the COVID Context
Host Philippe Beaulieu-Brossard in conversation with guests Ofra Graicer and Robin Holt engaging the tension between Deliberate vs. Emergent Strategic Design in the context of the COVID pandemic.