RSD6 Chair & Editor, Birger Sevaldson: The Flourishing Together theme encompassed the contexts for flourishing in democratic societies and explored the opportunities for systemic design.
Environment, Economy, Democracy: Flourishing Together
"The RSD6 theme encompassed the contexts for flourishing in democratic societies and explored the opportunities for systemic design. RSD6 had many complementary themes and speakers on critical human system issues connecting to flourishing and democracy."
– Birger Sveladson, Chair RSD6 >
Photos: Oslo School of Architecture & Design and exhibition, Co-Design in Complex Healthcare Systems
The RSD6 exhibition was held October 18-30, 2017 at the AHO Gallery. The exhibit displayed gigamaps, synthesis maps, other types of systems maps, and project posters from systemic design. An activity component resulted in gigamapping in real-time, and a physical mapping experiment resembling gaming boards.
Exhibition Curator: Linda Blaasvær | Adviser and web catalogue: Birger Sevaldson | Assistant: Lawrence Ssekitoleko
Exhibition staff: Manpreet Kaur, Marie Davidova, Thiago Freitas, Tallaat Haddad
RSD6 Co-Chairs. Peter Jones & Birger Sevaldson: The sixth RSD symposium was held at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO).
RSD6 Keynote. Michael Hensel: One of the most basic questions remains relatively unaddressed, namely the right to ground.
RSD6 Keynote. Sabine Junginger: So overwhelming is the intricate web of laws, rules, and regulations in a highly hierarchical and political landscape that those working under intense time pressure rarely get time to reflect on their design approaches.
RSD6 Keynote. John Ehrenfeld: The modernist bundle of beliefs and norms, which has powered Western societies for centuries, has begun to misfire badly in both the human and natural domains. “Sustainability” is not the answer.
RSD6 Keynote. Richard Buchanan: The intersection of dialectic and inquiry is fertile ground for exploring new dimensions of design practice and theory in the complexity of contemporary life.
RSD6 Keynote. Karl Otto Ellefsen: Myre is a fishing village in the Northern part of Norway, that I have followed for 50 years, and investigated by discussing transforming morphologies.
RSD6 Plenary. Pravin Nahar: The educational framework for systems design is reflective, evolving, transdisciplinary, and occurs at various levels.
A people-centred strategy for innovation and participation – benefiting society, business and the individual
RSD6 Plenary. Onny Eikhaug: The Norwegian model of social governance … goes beyond the provision of basic needs to protect human rights, focusing on social and democratic ambitions.
RSD6 Plenary. Ben Sweeting: Cybernetics and virtue ethics have had little if any explicit exchange. There are a number of areas in which they may contribute to or provide useful critiques of each other.
RSD6 Plenary. Joanna Boehnert: This research addresses the need for more effective visual representations of the key features of complexity.
Exhibition: Supporting Co-Design in Complex Healthcare Systems through the affordances and metaphors of tangible tools
Designer: Karianne Rygh’s exhibition at RSD6 showcases the tangible tools for co-design workshop facilitation.