Tania Ivanka is a lecturer in Communication Design at RMIT. Tania’s design, teaching practice and research is informed by her background in permaculture: a process of systems thinking applied to the design of land and communities for sustainable food production and habitation. Tania’s research interests include building resilience within communities using a systemic thinking framework, and promoting understanding of human settlement as being in relationship with and dependent upon the ecosphere. Tania has a diverse design practice taking on projects around food, sustainability and wellbeing drawing upon a wide range of methods from ethnography to codesign. Commencing in 2016, Tania’s research continues through her PhD in Industrial Design at RMIT exploring Codesign for healthcare using design ethnography and making and storytelling methods informed by systemic thinking principles to rethink and redesign healthcare experiences.