RSD10 | NOV 3-6, 2021
Playing with Tensions: Embracing new complexity, collaboration and contexts in systemic design
Complex systems do not lend themselves to simplification. Systemic designers have no choice but to embrace complexity, and in doing so, embrace tensions. RSD10 will explore design and systems thinking as mediators. Our human tendency is 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.
Can we embrace the tension – the paradoxes – as valuable social feedback in our path to sustainable and just futures?
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