DELVES – Doughnut Economics Localised Vital Engagement Strategy
**NOTE: The use of the DELVES model in 2021 by UN Youth (Vic) run as the Waves of Wellbeings program has resulted in 3 new wellbeing co-designed prototypes and the advancement of Beneficial Actualisation Theory : Please visit https://www.thecoast.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Benefical-Actualisation-Theory-Explained-2022-v5.pdf ** February 2022
DELVES is sense-making tool and methodology to gauge interest and to activate the Doughnut Economic model or support collective action strategies at a community and neighbourhood level. Communities of interest dig into to the doughnut’s ecological ceilings and social foundations using an experiential / transformative literacy process to uncover conditions that hold complex problems in place, shifting potential into existence and improving the odds of an intervention's success. DELVES enables everyone, everywhere to get actively involved in co-designing and implementing systems change prototypes that are relevant to local and cultural context and actionable within a place-based perspective.
Uncover conditions that hold complex problems in place.
Shifting potential into existence.
Improving the odds of an intervention's success.
Facilitators, Community Members, Policy Makers, Teachers, Change Makers and Entrepreneurs.
DELVES is flexible in time and scale, from a micro practice to a 10 x weekly session (1.5 hour each)
DELVES has a flexible / scalable format from small groups 4-6 people up to 100+
DELVES is a peer run, peer lead and will require facilitators to develop session content to local context and culture.
Understanding of Benefit Mindset Theory, Beneficial Action Theory and Theory U is helpful. See list of Resource links below.
DELVES is an adaption of the Waves of Wellbeings (a sense-making tool for activating regenerative and transformative collective action) co-developed by UN Youth (Vic) and the Being Well – Doing Good initiative which piloted during Melbourne, Australia’s COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020. The findings from the Melbourne Doughnut report in April 2021 have been included in the latest pilot. We acknowledge the expanded Vital Engagement theory of Cedomir Ignjatovic, Theory U, Benefit Mindset, Beneficial Action, UChicago CSR Developmental Framework, Regenerative Practitioner - A Field Guide , Regenesis - Regenerative Development and Design, Regen Melbourne and the generous contributions from the Social Solidarity Circles around the world.
Beneficial Actualisation Theory.
DELVES – INFOGRAPHIC
Waves of Wellbeings - Action Reflection Learning Journey: Overview
REGEN MELBOURNE – Towards a Regenerative Melbourne ( Full Report) Melbourne Doughnut
Vital Engagement Theory (expanded) Investigating flow at work and vital engagement of working adults across three years
Benefit Mindset Theory
Beneficial Action Theory
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
A social practice artist and fan of DE I hope to highlight the power of artist involvement.
Lambeth, London Borough of Lambeth, England, United Ki...
I’m keen to learn and share ideas on applying Doughnut Economics in my own life and for universities and higher education
Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
Interested in how public art projects can productively engage with and support circular economies
Sancoale Goa, India
The Doughnut Economics makes sense to me and feel this is the way we can change our way of living. To me this is the answer!
Get inspired, connect with others and become part of the movement. No matter how big or small your contribution is, you’re welcome to join!
Stockbridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
We need a transformation of consciousness and way of being that facilitates full thriving for all human and non-human kin.