We are pleased to announce the start of the new BCSSS Research Group
„Systems Science and Pattern Literacy“.

The mission of the group leaders Maria Lenzi and Helen Finidori is to explore the development of Systems to promote Pattern Literacy.

„We see Pattern Literacy as an essential component of new literacies, embracing domains of System Literacy, Computational Literacy, Visual Literacy, Coding Literacy, that evolve being challenged by dynamics of technological, societal and environmental changes.“


Maria Lenzi holds a Master in International Finance from Moscow State University of International Relations/Russia and a Master of Advanced Studies in Management from Johannes Kepler University, Austria. Following her studies in Linz Maria Lenzi has been occupied with application of System Methods in consulting and research. Her main intention was implementing Systems Knowledge in praxis. She studied and applied different systemic methodologies and tools, including viable system model, sensitivity model by Frederic Vester, qualitative and quantitative system dynamics and soft systems methodology. Her special interest lies in application of cybernetic patterns for complexity challenge, self-organization and adaptive design.

Helene Finidori holds a Master of Science in Management from HEC-Paris. She has a broad experience in operational marketing and branding strategy, in organizational change and cross-cultural collaboration, and as a lecturer of Management and Leadership of Change. Helene Finidori’s work has been focused for many years on the dynamics of change and the movements and strategies that power them, and more particularly on Patterns, Languages and Systemic Transformation (PLAST). She pursues a PhD at the University of Hull’s Centre for Systems Studies, is an affiliate researcher of the Evolution, Complexity and Cognition group (ECCO), and a Research Fellow of The Schumacher Institute.


Systems to promote Pattern Literacy should integrate working theories, knowledge transfer, analogue and digital methods and tools to activate embodied capacities for recognizing and mobilizing patterns and to support design and application of patterns in praxis.


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