The SDA’s Contexts is a continuous publishing journal, and we review and print submissions as they are received.
Category: News & Notes
News & Notes
Join Harold Nelson for the discovery of what systemic design is and can be with this series of self-guided early-release master classes.
The Oslo School of Architecture and Design is hosting Relating Systems Thinking and Design 13 in October 2024
The RSD process and production deadlines meet the cadence of RSD symposia and allow the greatest degree of latitude for authors.
RSD12-ONLINE runs every day from October 6 to 20 offering paper tracks, workshops and panels and special sessions livestreamed from RSD12-HUBS.
A running list of questions and answers related to the call for contributions.
What’s going on with the graphics? Why the Memphis-Milano movement seemed appropriate as inspiration for RSD12.
In its 12th year, RSD considers the processes of entangling and unravelling. Even the deepest entanglements eventually unravel; every unravelling is an opportunity for new entanglements to emerge.
Possibilities and Practices of Systemic Design: Questions for the next decade of Relating Systems Thinking and Design
Ben Sweeting and Sally Sutherland
RSD12-Toronto is a pilot for SDA-Toronto and an opportunity to gauge interest in a collaborative network engaged in building the systemic design community.
The RSD12 contributions include papers, interactive sessions, workshops, and panels.
The distribution of hubs is a unique opportunity to show the climate stripes as a reminder that sustainability is core to systemic design.
An excerpt drawn from the editorial for Contexts—The Systemic Design Journal, 1.
Details about formats for authors, facilitators, and exhibitors. Contributions are included in the proceedings, a searchable repository of systemic design resources used by researchers, teachers, and practitioners.
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Save the date. RSD12 is envisioned as a two-week programme, excluding weekends. The Georgetown proposal is a multi-event symposia concept, connecting systemic design hubs around the world in a sequence of in-person, online, and hybrid sessions. Hub symposia are augmented by a four-hour online program dedicated to full papers and emergent programming.
The Systemic Design Association and Georgetown University are ready to receive Expressions of Interest from partner organizations to host one or multiple days of RSD12 as part of the collaborative hub model envisioned for October 2023. Please submit your EoI before March 1, 2023.
RSD12 organising institution announced—Georgetown University, USA. This year, the RSD12 hub model invites multiple hosts to submit interest in presenting their chosen themes.
I want to take this opportunity to make a special wish for the new year that we continue to connect people with design and build a future of peace and friendship. The future is now, and we are responsible for designing a better world.
A call went out to question systemic design’s emerging shape, and the growing, remarkably interdisciplinary systemic design community responded.
After a brief hiatus, it’s time to finalise RSD11 proceedings. As an RSD editor, I feel incredibly grateful to be able to revisit and review this work.
If designers are willing to articulate their mission of creating artifacts that do not already exist, they should find evidence for unused possibilities, not data from yesterday.
“… ecological design also includes the careful meshing of human purposes with the larger patterns and flows of the natural world”
National Institute of Design
As RSD moves into its second decade, it is possible to question systemic design’s emerging shape.
Here’s what you need to know about RSD11 and the iconic city of Brighton & Hove, an inclusive, free-thinking city in the heart of Sussex.
The RSD11 programme includes keynote speakers, paper tracks (papers & presentations), activity sessions, workshops, and exhibits. Most will be available both online and in-person.
Thinking of scholarship in terms of a cyclic, spiral process supports a vital emergence of supportive opportunities for scholars.
RSD11 was made possible by the efforts of dedicated committee members, peer reviewers, and the incredible team at Southcoast Events, Ironworks Studio, and the University of Brighton.
Nicolas is a PhD candidate in strategic management at PSL Paris-Dauphine University (France) looking for a doctoral visiting research placement with a systemic design lab.
Klaus Krippendorff responds to points of discussion raised by Peter Jones, Anja Overdiek, Jan Lelie, Elisa Giaccardi, Derek Lomas, and Ben Sweeting.
Photos of RSD10 taken on-campus at TU Delft.
Silvia Barbero, SDA Chair and Co-founder: Every year-end pushes us to evaluate what we have done and define higher and higher goals to reach in the next one.
RSD is off to the shores of Brighton in 2022. The University of Brighton’s School of Architecture, Technology and Engineering is the RSD11 host.
The Systemic Design Association (SDA) has taken a partnership approach to advance systemic design awareness and practice.
From November 2-6, 2021, RSD10 marked a decade of systemic design at TU Delft’s Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, one of the world’s leading design schools.
Hosted online activities, a collaborative systems map, and social media streams for delegates
Unlike RSD’s peer-review process, the 2021 Top Ten for Ten is a simple listicle that’s based on a single criterion: the sheer number of RSD contributions.
All the times posted are UTC+1, the time zone is in use during standard time in Europe and Africa. Daylight savings time ends in Delft on October 31, 2021; therefore, the times given are CET and UTC+1.
Jotte de Koning interviews Birger Sevaldson on the practice of gigamapping and how it has evolved.
Sketchnotes capture the big ideas within a complex conversation, are a rich source of signals, and capture the geist of the session.
RSD Paper Tracks are a popular symposium format. RSD offers a platform for discussing ongoing work with peers and systemic design colleagues. Authors present their papers and invite input to develop their work further.
The RSD10 team has compiled this list of hotels, dining, and coffee shops for delegates who will be joining on-campus sessions at TU Delft.
The AMA is a unique online forum opportunity with Peter Jones and Birger Sevaldson, bringing them together as co-presenters once again so you can ask them, well, anything.
The RSD10 program represents 119 new contributions to systemic design, presented as keynote speeches, dialogues, practice case studies, gigamaps, and long and short papers.
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.
MON 08 | 14-15hr. 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.
SDA and Cumulus have set out on a five-year partnership to advance awareness and practice of systemic design. The partnership announcement is an opportunity to spotlight Cumulus and some of our partners in the Cumulus network.
The Design Council recognises systemic design as the next most important step in addressing the most pressing problems of our times.
A beautiful virtual walk-through of the National Institute of Design campus in Ahmedabad, India.
Nine chapters are drawn from authors presenting at RSD4, Banff Canada 2015. The edited volume is in the Springer Systems Science series (ed. K. Kijima) with chapters available to academic libraries online.