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Bunnell: Confluencing reciprocity, reflexivity and flexibility in systemic design

Format: Keynotes & Talks, RSD13, RSD13 Programme, RSD13 Speakers, Topic: Culture & Society, Topic: Socioecological Design

Pille Bunnell

A tripartite of RSD13-ONLINE talks builds from each part, using reciprocity, reflexivity, and flexibility as a shared point of reference. Pille Bunnell, Frederick Steier, and Ben Sweeting articulate the metaphor of rivers coming together in conversations from their verdensanskuelse [weltanschauung/worldview]. The key ideas in the confluence are reciprocity, reflexivity, and flexibility in systemic design.

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Pille Bunnell has a background in ecology and ethology.  After finishing her doctorate studies in Berkeley half a century ago, she began her professional life as a research associate at the University of British Columbia, followed by nearly two decades as an international environmental consultant. After an early retirement to accommodate the care of a family elder, Pille became engaged with complex systems through the American Society for Cybernetics, where she has served as President and a board member.  She spent a further couple of decades teaching systems methods and systems thinking, mostly at Royal Roads University, before formally retiring.

Pille is particularly interested in the implications of how we think and act, especially how the assumptions we make and the beliefs we hold about “reality” change what is possible.  As part of this, she is exploring how our reflections alter our perceptions and our relationships with ourselves, with each other and with the world around us.

Personally, she reads avidly, both fiction and nonfiction, spends as much time in nature as feasible and has interests in photography, music (as a listener), cooking, and growing vegetables.  She is also an enthusiastic grandmother of two and is deeply engaged with mutigenerational living.

Pille Bunnell
Frederick Steier
Ben Sweeting




Citation Data

Author(s): Pille Bunnell
Year: 2024
Title: Bunnell: Confluencing reciprocity, reflexivity and flexibility in systemic design
Published in: Proceedings of Relating Systems Thinking and Design
Volume: RSD13
Article No.: pre-release
Host: Oslo School of Architecture and Design
Location: Oslo, Norway
Symposium Dates: October 12–26, 2024
First published: 12 July 2024
Last update: no update
Publisher Identification: ISSN 2371-8404