Bernard Le Roux, Dialogues Facilitation Gothenburg
The art of designing meaningful conversations - Exploring a pattern language for dialogue design
This Colloquium is held in cooperation with IFIS' Leadership for Transition (LiFT) Politics project where Bernard Le Roux is a partner. As part of his work for LiFT, Bernard is developing an online database focusing on the facilitation of good dialogues.
The tool focuses on designing dialogue rather than on facilitating them. This means preparing for and structuring a conversation in advance - something that can be done for one to one conversations, group dialogues or large scale dialogues on societal issues. While larger dialogues need to be facilitated, one to one or small group conversations may have no facilitator, but can benefit from thoughtful preparation and clear structure.
One of the inspirations for this work is Christopher Alexander's Pattern Language (1977).