Category: RSD11 Programme

OCTOBER 13-16, 2022 | +OCTOBER 12
RSDX OCTOBER 3-9

RSD11

In-person & Online
University of Brighton, UK

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OCTOBER 13-16, 2022
+OCTOBER 12
RSDX OCT 3-9

RSD11

In-person & Online
University of Brighton, UK

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Possibilities and Practices of Systemic Design

11th Annual RSD Symposium

As designers look to address systemic challenges, they must wrestle with tensions and conflicting requirements within their practices and the situations they seek to change. Systemic questions cannot be approached one at a time in isolation. Yet, it is inevitable that design is partial in its engagements – to address everything is implausible or uncritical to implicit boundary judgements and the privileges of dominant perspectives. Unpredictable interdependencies require a cautious approach, yet incremental strategies risk entrenching underlying errors and injustices by making the status quo more palatable. Profound, long-term changes are needed, but the urgency of the present also demands immediately achievable actions.

In-person & online

Hosted by the University of Brighton

RSD11 is a four-day symposium, available in-person and online. The core programme is October 13-16, with pre-symposium workshops, events, and the Systemic Design Association’s general assembly on October 12. #NewMacy will also run a dedicated track at RSD11. The focus is “ontogenesis,” developing new ways of becoming. #NewMacy sets ontogenetic resilience as the framing intention — and cybernetics as key.

RSDX precedes the symposium, October 3-9, as an online programme of panels and workshops that explore systemic design directions and offer opportunities to apply methods in a systemic design context. RSD11 participants can register for RSDX sessions at no additional cost.

BRIGHTON’S SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING IS BASED AT THE MOULSECOOMB CAMPUS.

#NewMacy #RSD11

RSD11 and #NewMacy present a track dedicated to catalyzing conversations for action across disciplines, geographies, and generations through systemic principles, processes, and communities. #NewMacy creates conditions for enacting productive responses among individuals and communities that bring about change in the near term while planning for and committing to the timespan required to effect lasting change. The current focus is a new framing for “ontogenesis,” specifically that of developing new ways of becoming. To survive in a changing world, we must embrace resilience in lieu of security, interpreted as constancy. Hence, #NewMacy substitutes ontogenetic resilience as the framing intention — and Cybernetics as key. All #NewMacy sessions.

OCTOBER 12 | UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON, MOULSECOOMB CAMPUS

OCTOBER 13 & 14 | IRONWORKS STUDIOS

OCTOBER 15 & 16 | UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON, CITY CAMPUS

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