Dr JC Diehl, Dr Nynke Tromp, and Dr Mieke van der Bijl-Brouwer
Category: RSD10 Programme
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 explored design and systems thinking as mediators and our human tendency 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.
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
RSD10 was hosted by the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. The symposium offered a platform for discussing ongoing work with peers and presents the state-of-the-art in the systemic design field.
RSD10 Logo: Mariana Barrientos-Paras
Photo: RSD10 at TU Delft
Oude Kerk (Old Church): Lizzy Zhou
Proceedings & Keynotes | + Program
RSD10 – Playing with Tensions. Held online and on-campus November 2-9, 2021. Hosted by TU Delft, The Netherlands.
Photos of RSD10 taken on-campus at TU Delft.
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.
RSD: Where transdisciplinary discourses meet and contribute to guiding principles for systemic design
RSD10 Opening. SDA Chair, Dr Silvia Barbero, offers a warm welcome to delegates and charts the guiding principles for systemic design theory and future directions for the SDA.
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.
RSD10 Keynote. Dr Elisa Giaccardi unpacks what is uniquely human and uniquely artificial in the performance of agency, and how designers might attend to the ethics of this co-performance as a decentralised act of design.
RSD10 Keynote. Dr Derk Loorbach provides a transition perspective to address the complexities and uncertainty of change and presents development by design as a way forward.
RSD10 Keynote. Dr Klaus Krippendorff suggests that designers become critical of what their work supports, and cognizant of and accountable for the systemic consequences of their designs.
RSD10 Keynote. Indy Johar is an architect, co-founder of 00 (project00.cc) and a Senior Innovation Associate with the Young Foundation and Visiting Professor at the University of Sheffield.
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.