di-ca ac-t studies human activity across a broad range of professional contexts and practices from educational institutions, work organizations to specific communities of practice facing new cultural, technological or societal challenges.
Human social phenomena are investigated in their systematics of elements-in-interaction and by interrelating different levels of analysis. The focus is both on collective and individual processes of learning and development – from a diachronic or/and cross-domain perspective – with a particular emphasis on the dynamics of the individual and the social as well as the meanings of mutual change. Furthermore, di-ca ac-t investigates the dynamics between practice(s) and meditational means seen as distributed among people, semiotic and tool mediators, time, space and physical environments.
As regards this key object, much of the research is realized as formative interventions using the Change Laboratory method to support collaboration, innovation and the negotiation of new forms of agency within inter-related activity systems and beyond organizational, institutional, cultural, or linguistic boundaries.
di-ca ac-t collaborates with educational institutions, organizations of professional development and companies asking for analysis-driven consulting and developmental change-research.