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Paper Giant is a strategic design consultancy. We help you to understand and solve complex problems, together with your customers and communities.


Paper Giant is a strategic design consultancy that helps organisations understand and solve complex problems, with their customers and communities.


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PG #53: How Can We Support Each Other

Please take care of yourself, and each other. We were impressed by the transparency of David Walsh’s recent Dark Mofo 2020 Statement regarding the cancellation of this year’s festival, in which he shared his personal decision making process. It has prompted us to share some of our own thinking and actions here at Paper Giant, in case […]

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PG #52: When you only focus on the problem, you’re not seeing the whole system

And when you don’t see the whole system, you miss important opportunities for change. People with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) make up about 2% of the general population in Victoria. But they are hugely overrepresented in Australia’s prisons. An audit of Victoria’s prisons in 2011 found 42% of male prisoners, and 33% of female, were diagnosed […]

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PG #51: Cooperation, Not Competition, Is The Norm In Nature

Sometimes nature surprises you. For example: did you know that in the Americas, coyotes and badgers hunt together?  This is not a ‘real’ revelation – Indigenous cultures worldwide have known that competition is not the only state of being for living things, and that nature cooperates at least as often as it competes. This sort of […]

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PG #50: Our Power Structures Are Built On Fossil Fuels

It’s really not that complicated. Carbon dioxide traps heat. When fossil fuels burn, it puts carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, where it tends to stick around for a while. This traps the heat of the sun. The world gets warmer, which affects the climate, which affects the weather. Which in Australia, means hotter drier summers, […]

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PG #49: Navigate A Noisy World By Mapping Your Values

Humans are natural pattern finders. We can’t help but search for similarities and differences in behaviour, events, data, so that we feel we can understand the world a little better.  We are also notoriously bad at it. Patterns we find often are biased towards our own worldview, and even knowing which data to consider valid is […]

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Paper Giant acknowledges the Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung people of the Kulin nation, and the Ngunnawal people as the Traditional Owners of the lands on which our offices are located, and the Traditional Owners of Country on which we meet and work throughout Australia. We recognise that sovereignty over the land has never been ceded, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.