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2024 Extraordinary General Assembly

2024 Extraordinary General Assembly

Join the SDA Board at the August 5, 2024 Extraordinary General Assembly to review and vote on proposed changes to the association’s statutes.

RSD13-TICKETS explained

RSD13-TICKETS explained

RSD13 has three ticket levels: RSD13-ONLINE, RSD13+OSLO, and RSD13++Oslo & Nordmarka Forest. Each one adds an experience to the one before it.

RSD13 Call for Reviewers

RSD13 Call for Reviewers

The peer-review period starts as soon as submissions are complete—no later than April 30—and runs until June 30. Please take a few moments to indicate your availability on the reviewer acceptance form.

Mapping Roundtable

Mapping Roundtable

Jotte de Koning, Peter Jones, Praveen Nahar, Birger Sevaldson, Mari Suoheimo, Sahil Thappa, and Evan Barba

Studio: Socioecological design

Studio: Socioecological design

Three maps are generated through metaphors, and one considers dependence on virgin wood in home furniture. Locally Grown maps the spaces between the elements to explore systemic design interventions in human hair waste.

Studio: Unmapped

Studio: Unmapped

These exhibits are a departure from pictorial maps. Two site-specific installations mapped systems so they could be experienced from multiple points of view. The third, an experiment in art-science collaboration, resulted in richly rendered systemic representations of scientific findings. Also presented is the inventory of graphical devices.

Studio: Mapping as framework

Studio: Mapping as framework

These four project posters reflect mapping as frameworks to describe and inspire multiple perspectives at different scales.

Entangled in Emergence

Entangled in Emergence

In its 12th year, RSD considers the processes of entangling and unravelling. Even the deepest entanglements eventually unravel; every unravelling is an opportunity for new entanglements to emerge.

RSD Review Process

RSD Review Process

Details about formats for authors, facilitators, and exhibitors. Contributions are included in the proceedings, a searchable repository of systemic design resources used by researchers, teachers, and practitioners.

RSD Guidelines

RSD Guidelines

Submission guidelines provide a detailed description of how to prepare a document for all submission formats: papers, presentations, workshops, and systems maps and exhibits.

RSD12 Concept—2023

RSD12 Concept—2023

Save the date. RSD12 is envisioned as a two-week programme, excluding weekends. The Georgetown proposal is a multi-event symposia concept, connecting systemic design hubs around the world in a sequence of in-person, online, and hybrid sessions. Hub symposia are augmented by a four-hour online program dedicated to full papers and emergent programming.

RSD12 Call for Hubs: Expression of Interest and FAQs

RSD12 Call for Hubs: Expression of Interest and FAQs

The Systemic Design Association and Georgetown University are ready to receive Expressions of Interest from partner organizations to host one or multiple days of RSD12 as part of the collaborative hub model envisioned for October 2023. Please submit your EoI before March 1, 2023.

RSD12 Georgetown Update

RSD12 Georgetown Update

RSD12 organising institution announced—Georgetown University, USA. This year, the RSD12 hub model invites multiple hosts to submit interest in presenting their chosen themes.

RSD11 Sessions: Key info

RSD11 Sessions: Key info

The RSD11 programme includes keynote speakers, paper tracks (papers & presentations), activity sessions, workshops, and exhibits. Most will be available both online and in-person.

RSD11 Committees & Reviewers

RSD11 Committees & Reviewers

RSD11 was made possible by the efforts of dedicated committee members, peer reviewers, and the incredible team at Southcoast Events, Ironworks Studio, and the University of Brighton.

Focus areas: the RSD11 seven

Focus areas: the RSD11 seven

Seven specific focus areas have been developed as provocations for critical reflection, new topics, and different directions.

RSD10 Sketchnote Gallery

RSD10 Sketchnote Gallery

Sketchnotes capture the big ideas within a complex conversation, are a rich source of signals, and capture the geist of the session.

Paper Tracks: Provoking thought and dialogue

Paper Tracks: Provoking thought and dialogue

RSD Paper Tracks are a popular symposium format. RSD offers a platform for discussing ongoing work with peers and systemic design colleagues. Authors present their papers and invite input to develop their work further.