Category: RSD9

October 9-17, 2020


National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India

October 9-17, 2020


National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India

Systemic Design for Well-Being: From human to humane


RSD9 created a place for pause and reflection, but also bold ideas and forward-thinking discussion. The outcome is a collection of over 50 presentations on design outcomes and programs informed by research, real applications, and practices to address problems in the unbounded complexity of social and ecological systems.

The RSD9 publication page is coming soon.

Photos: The National Institute of Design campus and Vandana Shiva's keynote with Peter Jones and Praveen Nahar.

A fully virtual event

RSD9 took place six-months into the 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic. Recognizing the human need to reach out, care for others, and find joy at such a serious time, the organizing team gathered all their creativity and enterprise to produce a fully virtual event.

To reduce the stress of long periods sitting in front of a screen, the established 2-3 day RSD program became RSD9 Week – offering a short day of proceedings together with a full offering of online events over a seven-day period. The program ranged from academics to mindfulness and brought together over 500 delegates.

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RSD9 Book of Abstracts coming soon


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RSD9 Publication Page coming soon


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Systemic Design Association


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RSD Social

RSD 10 Call for Papers

RSD10 offers a platform for discussing ongoing work with peers and presents the state-of-the-art in the systemic design field. This year there are two paper tracks: short papers for ongoing work, and long papers for finished work.

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