‘Systems thinking’ is a unique discipline for understanding complex world problems – climate change, biodiversity loss, public health care, and beyond. As such, the discipline tends to be complex itself. Yet many of its underlying principles are in fact quite simple, and can be made understandable to wider audiences. This was the aim of the video ‘A Systems Story’ – to develop an introduction to systems thinking, in an easy-to-understand format. For educational use, you can download definitions of key concepts introduced in the video here.
BEE chose a unique ‘alphabet cube’ style technique, where different series of six-sided cubes were used to tell the story of systems through the example of love. Each complete set of cube-sides illustrates a different part of the systems thinking components. We used over 100 cubes and accompanying illustrations, and after a lot of research, brainstorming, planning, cube-making, cube-turning, and filming, we now have the complete video! This video was funded through a Donella Meadows Fellowship, with the support of the Balaton Group.
Directed by: Gyula Gábor Tóth, Videographer : Dénes Fellegi, Design: Enikő Simonyi, Text: Linda Juhász-Horváth, Narration: Sarah Czunyi, Action: Szilvia Penyigey