what we think

The current cue “change by design or by disaster” addresses the global call to action summarized in the Sustainable Development Goals. Supernova Institute – derived from the astronomical term supernova that describes the bright flare at the end of a star's existence – stands for radical recommencement and for "change by design“ and acts as a trans-disciplinary cooperative for social innovation and the design of human centered processes.


reframing international development as social innovation

Supernova Institute is a cooperative with an institutional structure, acting as an open but committed network of trans-disciplinary members to produce knowledge and methods for an equitable and sustainable future.

We are building co-creative, participatory projects, workshops and interventions to empower healthy, sustainable communities, integrating design methods, embodied cognition and mindfulness. We believe this is one of the keys to an equitable, sustainable future.