The RSD10 program represents 119 new contributions to systemic design, presented as keynote speeches, dialogues, practice case studies, gigamaps, and long and short papers. RSD10 represents the most extensive symposium program to date and a fitting tribute to Birger Sevaldson’s vision for an interdiscipline to join systems thinking to design methodology manifest in 2011’s RSD1.
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 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.
RSD10 is hosted by Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. The symposium offers a platform for discussing ongoing work with peers and presents the state-of-the-art in the systemic design field.
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
TU Delft is the largest and oldest technical universities in the Netherlands. Industrieel Ontwerpen, the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering is one of the world’s leading design schools. The On-campus program takes place at TU Delft in the City of Delft.
The most important SDA meeting of the year. The SDA General Assembly will be held online at 2:00 PM (1400 hours) CET on Monday, November 8, 2021.