Category: RSD10 Program

November 2-6, 2021

RSD10

TU Delft, Delft, The Netherlands

November 2-6, 2021

RSD10

TU Delft, Delft, The Netherlands

Playing with Tensions: Embracing complexity, collaboration and contexts in systemic design

10th Annual RSD Symposium

Complex systems do not lend themselves to simplification. Systemic designers have no choice but to embrace complexity and, in doing so, embrace tensions. RSD10 explored design and systems thinking as mediators and our human tendency to relieve tension and, in design, to resolve 'pain' points. But tensions reveal the paradoxes as sites of connection, breaks in scale, the emergence of complexity.

Read the full introduction

The fate of all complex adapting systems in the biosphere – from single cells to economies – is to evolve to a natural state between order and chaos, a grand compromise between structure and surprise.

– Stuart Kauffman, At Home in the Universe

Hybrid Event

RSD10 was hosted by the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. The symposium offered a platform for discussing ongoing work with peers and presents the state-of-the-art in the systemic design field.

RSD10 Logo: Mariana Barrientos-Paras
Photo: RSD10 at TU Delft
Oude Kerk (Old Church): Lizzy Zhou

Proceedings & Keynotes | + Program

Top Ten in Systemic Design

Unlike RSD’s peer-review process, the Top Ten for Ten is a listicle that’s based on a simple criterion: the sheer number of RSD contributions. You will likely recognise the top ten names because of their sustained commitment and dedication to establishing systemic design in academe and design practice.

Navigating Time Zones

All the times posted are UTC+1, the time zone is in use during standard time in Europe and Africa. Daylight savings time ends in Delft on October 31, 2021; therefore, the times given are CET and UTC+1.

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