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RSD11: Schedule at a glance

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WED OCT 13

WED 12

08:00

Welcome

In-person: University of Brighton, Moulsecoomb Campus, Cockcroft and Elm House, BN2 4GJ | MOULSECOOMB CAMPUS MAP

Online: Access all online sessions via the RSD11 Zoom platform link shared with you.

Mouselcoomb campus pedestrian bridge

10:00

Brighton tours

Concurrent tours around Brighton

Bill Lynch exhibition tour (info coming soon)

Seeing urban food futures in Brighton: a physical and virtual exploration in the city

12:15

Exhibition talks

There are over 30 maps and exhibits – contributing to a resource of systemic design artefacts that find the connections and relationships between things, span aspects of a system, and create immersive, rich design spaces. The exhibition includes a group displayed at Moulsecoomb Campus and the full digital collection.

The Hidden Curriculum in Medical Education: Exposing the Loss of Empathy

13:30

16:00

Workshops OCT 12, 15 & 16

18:30

RSD11 social

Brighton Electric, Tramway House, 43-45 Coombe Terrace, Lewes Road, Brighton, BN2 4AD

Casual gathering for all – including SDA General Assembly.

SDA General Assembly

The Systemic Design Association General Assembly will be held at Brighton Electric and online from 18:30-19:30 BST. All welcome. This one-hour meeting is an update on SDA activities from November 2021 to October 2022. Supporting members are encouraged to vote on the proposed change to the statutes (below) and elections for board members. The meeting will be held online (via Zoom link).

All welcome – sign-up and receive an access code.

2022 General Assembly

THURS OCT 14

THURS 13

08:00

Welcome

Ironworks Studios – 30 Cheapside, Brighton, BN1 4GD | MAP

Ironworks Studios is a local Brighton multimedia events space operated by Brighton Pride CIC. The walk from the main train station to the studio takes just a few minutes.

Ironworks Studio theatre

09:00

Keynote – Falling in Love with Complex Systems

Mathilda Tham – Falling in Love with Complex Systems – Uncompromisingly systemic and holistic approaches for home making together on Earth

Mathilda Tam

11:20

Session 1 Radical shifts in planetary health

SESSION 1 PAPERS

Commoning by Design: Staying relational in conflict -180 Julia Schaeper

SOU SOU: Supporting transitions through ritual, friendship and play -156 Cheryl Hsu, Adrienne Pacini, Kimberley Peter and Michael Schaus

Transformation Systems for Socioeconomic Transition -163 Steve Waddell, Sandra Waddock, Peter Jones, and Ian Kendrick

Session 2 Possibilities & Practices

 32 Helen – in person – any
89 Peter J – in person any
118 Hakan – in person – any

13:15

Online activities

Concurrent online activities – 30 minutes

Postcard from the future

Systemic self and pluriverse

Activities are 30-minute interactive sessions that provide a space for participants to engage and enact (not just listen to) new ideas and practices. Whereas conventional paper presentations usually begin with a talk and end with (often rushed) questions and comments, this format places interactions amongst participants as the main activities.

10 minutes – Opening, including introductions and scene setting
15 minutes – Activity, with participants getting the chance to interact
5 minutes – Conclusion

14:00

Session 3 Possibilities & practices

96 Cecilia – in person – any – methods health
49 Ingrid – thursday pm – methods and methodology
148 Eloise + Tom futurice – in person T/f – methods cases
104 Wina iceberg in person

Session 4 Methods & methodology

9 Ruth Schmidt – online – T/F/s – BST-5 – policy gov – methods
73 Troop – online – pref Friday, T/S/S ok – EST – Methods/Worlds
48 Laureline Ch – game loop – online any BST-5 – revisions completed
10 Zijun – online any – BST+1 – service design methods

15:30

#NewMacy welcome

16:30

Keynote – New Old Architectures

Fran Edgerley and Sofia Deria – New Old Architectures: Interdisciplinary spatial practice – “How might we expand the scope of architecture to reorient around different priorities, enact different systems and make space for different forms of living together?”

Sofia Deria and Fran Edgerley

19:00

#NewMacy Re-defining Stability

#NewMacy ACT I – Re-defining Stability. A contextual framing for #NewMacy and the #NewMacy “Acts” at RSD11.

20:00

RSD11 social

Location: The Walrus

Books & Beers – flash presentations by authors

STOP! The Curse of Change – Dialogue facilitated by Birger Sevaldson and Andreas Wettre

stop sign and think

FRI 14

08:00

Welcome

Ironworks Studios – 30 Cheapside, Brighton, BN1 4GD | MAP

Ironworks Studios is a local Brighton multimedia events space operated by Brighton Pride CIC. The walk from the main train station to the studio takes just a few minutes.

inviting looking lounge at the ironworks

09:00

Keynote –Seeing RSD11’s Seven Foci Relationally

Tony Fry – Seeing RSD11’s Seven Foci Relationally – My context: seeing the event’s seven foci relationally. Planetary life is sick, this sickness is a product, one produced by rogue systems that are undercutting life’s dwelling, with design complicit and failing to confront designing-in-time. Thus the story to tell is eternal, and is of holding foreshortened, but destined, oblivion at bay.

Tony Fry

11:20

Session 5 Possibilities & Practices

 121 Christine Katinka – Tf – scaling – online
106 Heather and Tom – Thurs/ Friday am
51 Anita – methods health cases – in person fri/sat

Session 6 Possibilities & Practices

 2 Tanya Prasad – online any – health methods / online any – not registered or revision
117 Andrea – online – Fri/Sat – methods – hybrid int – Methods/Worlds – CET
127 Menon – methods – online any
68 Qian He – T/F/ GMT+8

Fishbowl Legacies of Oppression

Fishbowl

13:15

Online activities

Concurrent online activities – 30 minutes

Postcard from the future

Systemic self and pluriverse

Activities are 30-minute interactive sessions that provide a space for participants to engage and enact (not just listen to) new ideas and practices. Whereas conventional paper presentations usually begin with a talk and end with (often rushed) questions and comments, this format places interactions amongst participants as the main activities.

10 minutes – Opening, including introductions and scene setting
15 minutes – Activity, with participants getting the chance to interact
5 minutes – Conclusion

14:00

Session 7 Possibilities & practices

122 Silvia – cases, economics, sociotechnical – f/S/S in person (I think Amina and Silvia both in presence on Friday) – cases sociotech
103 Natalija – regions/water/governance – in person T/f – methods/ society / governance
29 Frida Poblette (and Pieter Jan Stappers) – in person – any
149 Murphy Leverage – online – any – Methods/Worlds

Session 8 Legacies of oppression

92 Danielle – in person prefers Friday/Sat
67 Chantal- in person any
162 Erica Tara online any – Hawaii BST-9
18 William and Sharon Hip Hop – online any

#NewMacy Studio 1/6

Six #NewMacy studios over two days 1/6 – ACT II Radiant Circles — Cybernetic Musings on Resonant Forms #NewMacy

Exhibition talks

There are over 30 maps and exhibits – contributing to a resource of systemic design artefacts that find the connections and relationships between things, span aspects of a system, and create immersive, rich design spaces. The exhibition includes a group displayed at Moulsecoomb Campus and the full digital collection.

The Hidden Curriculum in Medical Education: Exposing the Loss of Empathy

16:30

Keynote – Critical and pluriversal design

How do we frame questions around design and sustainability? Do we consider the many different ways of being, doing and knowing across the planet? In this talk, Critical and pluriversal design for a world in crisis, Lesley-Ann Noel will share stories about design, sustainability and pluriversality and how (and why) she intentionally introduced critical theory into the design courses she was teaching, ultimately leading to the creation of design tools like The Designer’s Critical Alphabet and the Positionality Wheel.

Lesley-Ann Noel

19:00

#NewMacy 2/6

Six #NewMacy studios over two days – ACT II – Pandemic of ‘Today’s AI’

19:00

RSD11 social

Location: The Walrus

Books & Beers – flash presentations by authors

STOP! The Curse of Change – Dialogue facilitated by Birger Sevaldson and Andreas Wettre

21:00

#NewMacy Studio 3/6

#NewMacy six studios over two days – ACT II Art as Steersmanship

New Macy hashtag

SAT 15

06:00

Session 9 Health & well-being

110 Visruth – socioeco – sociotech
74 Mamta – health governance – sludge
38 Simin online anytime – Tongji
30 Tanhao – Health – Tongji – online any – GMT+8 – health and wellbeing

National Institute of Design entrance

08:00

Welcome

University of Brighton, City Campus, Grand Parade Building | CAMPUS MAP

Grand Parade is the base for Brighton Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA). Several exhibitions are on in the Grand Parade and Dorset Place galleries at Brighton CCA during RSD11. 

City Campus

09:00

Keynote: Contradictions of Sustainability

This talk, On the Contradictions of Sustainability, will explore the contradictions of sustainability: the way brands greenwash their practices to signal their good and ethical practices, and how they continue to create products and services branded as sustainable that we just do not need, but never challenging the systems that created the problems to begin with. The talk will conclude by considering how we can design over time and confront the effects these products and services we think we need have on the world (and the worlds within that world).

Danah Abdulla

11:20

#NewMacy Studio 4/6

Six #NewMacy studios over two days – 4/6 “Panarchy” as a Sense-Making Tool #NewMacy ACT II

Session 10 Cities

to 13:00

70 Henry – in person anytime
39 Ye Wang Shanghai station – online
93 Carla Sedini – online – methods society – Sat am
131 Anouk – smart city – not sure – if online CEST – T/F/sa – sociotech

Session 11 Radical shifts in planetary health

60 minutes

40 Claudia – online anytime
76 Vacca – online anytime

Session 12 Socioecological design & sociotechnical systems

To 13:00

105 Kristin in person any – socioeco
142 Svein – in person – any – cases, sociotechnical, value chains – construction industry transition
31 Espen – maritime AR – in person T/F/Sa – sociotechnical
56 Aniek – Airport – in person any – sociotechnical

Panel

13:15

Online activities

Concurrent online activities – 30 minutes

Postcard from the future

Systemic self and pluriverse

Activities are 30-minute interactive sessions that provide a space for participants to engage and enact (not just listen to) new ideas and practices. Whereas conventional paper presentations usually begin with a talk and end with (often rushed) questions and comments, this format places interactions amongst participants as the main activities.

10 minutes – Opening, including introductions and scene setting
15 minutes – Activity, with participants getting the chance to interact
5 minutes – Conclusion

14:00

Session 13 Methods & worlds

 160 TomF – online – s/s – GMT+8
99 Rachel Wilson – in person – any
169 Guilermo – Auto – online GMT+8
130 Spong – in person any – architecture/methods

Session 14 Learning & education

 8 Lynn – in person Friday or Saturday
7 Pushpi – online any – education
155 Mateus – in person but also people online – pm BST-4
17 Shantanu – online any – GMT-5

Session 15 Architecture & planning

15 Marie – online – weekend
66 Eric in person F/S/S
63 Elena – in person F/S/S
154 Erica – online micro arch

Session 16 Time

158 Tara C abd Cheryl Hsu design between worlds – in person anytime
58 Dudek – Sat/Sun in person – or time
13 Peter Stoyko – in person any – methods time sociotechnical
172 Adeline – in person any – time and methods

Session 17 Confronting legacies of oppression

 152 Ana/Cabral – online – It will be ok to be scheduled between 11:00 -18:00 BST either on Saturday or Sunday
190 Sameer – in person
98 Francis – in person Friday/Saturday – education
144 Lewis pair with 190 and 152 Ana/Cabral – online – no info on restrictions

In-person workshop

16:00

#NewMacy Studio 6/6

Six #NewMacy studios over two days – 6/6 Prototyping Conversation

Session 18 Time

 41 Dulmini – tbc -any
95 Connie in person – only saturday
27 Sam in person any
37 Howard online any

Session 19 Conversation

 157 Estefania/Michael Mages – in person any – but pm
64 Mages – in person and hybrid – F/S/s BST-5 – how do we deliberate about our health
181 Olaf, Dan – in person any
43 Wettre/Dudani in person any

Session 20 Confronting legacies of oppression

 28 Sally in person anytime – or CLOO
139 Josina – in person
45 Laura Nino – in person – requests Fri/Sat
218 Alexis Angie Pill – BST-8

Session 21 Boundaries

 126 Haley – online any – Methods/Worlds – toggling
6 Wong – in person? if online any day- gov – GMT+8
33 Evan – in person anytime
173 Irem – online – any GMT-5 – Methods/Worlds

Session 22 Products

 79 Laetitia – in person any
55 Kavitha – in person – T/F/S
60 Donna online any – GMT-5
164 Amishi – in person any – late registering

Exhibition talks

There are over 30 maps and exhibits – contributing to a resource of systemic design artefacts that find the connections and relationships between things, span aspects of a system, and create immersive, rich design spaces. The exhibition includes a group displayed at Moulsecoomb Campus and the full digital collection.

The Hidden Curriculum in Medical Education: Exposing the Loss of Empathy

18:00

#NewMacy Reintroducing Stability

#NewMacy ACT III – Reintroducing Stability – In Act III, we collectively build foundations for ongoing conversations and collaborations. We open with a multi-part conversation in which participants critique and develop ideas constructed during the Friday and Saturday Studios.

Note: those not able to attend the Studios are still most welcome to participate in Act III.

Panel – More-than-Human Perspectives

Cultural Environments with More-than-Human Perspectives The panel will discuss the transition towards post-Anthropocene, where humans and other beings live together in synergy. These other beings are other than the human species, non-living nature, or individuals such as Artificial Intelligence or robots. We will speculate on how we can transform our cities into synergy with the above-discussed beings.

Online activities

Concurrent online activities – 30 minutes

Postcard from the future

Systemic self and pluriverse

Activities are 30-minute interactive sessions that provide a space for participants to engage and enact (not just listen to) new ideas and practices. Whereas conventional paper presentations usually begin with a talk and end with (often rushed) questions and comments, this format places interactions amongst participants as the main activities.

10 minutes – Opening, including introductions and scene setting
15 minutes – Activity, with participants getting the chance to interact
5 minutes – Conclusion

RSD11 social

Location: The Walrus

Books & Beers – flash presentations by authors

STOP! The Curse of Change – Dialogue facilitated by Birger Sevaldson and Andreas Wettre

SUN 16

08:00

Welcome

University of Brighton, City Campus, Grand Parade Building | CAMPUS MAP

Grand Parade is the base for Brighton Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA). Several exhibitions are on in the Grand Parade and Dorset Place galleries at Brighton CCA during RSD11.

brilliant colours lighting up the centre

09:00

Session 23 Methods & worlds

102 Steve – online – s/S
168 Chitraj – online any GMT+8
156 Sou Sou – in person – any – ritual friendship play – Methods/Worlds
62 Mages – in person any – health sociotech – conversations

Session 24 Health & well-being

 147 Pranay Towards Healthcare Sustainability: A developmental design approach – in person
35 Thomas Jun – in person – any – health? sociotech
69 Thejashwini – health diabetes – online any – not registered
129 Sangiorgi – in person any – mental health

Session 25 Systems oriented design

 11 May mapping – in person any
141 Tabea Glahs – in person – any SOD
101 Marius gigamapping – in person and online any SOD
36 Wettre – in person – any

Session 26 Bateson

 178 Dan – in person -anytime
52 Ben – anytime
143 Linda, Tore, Fred – no info
78 Nick – anytime – Bateson – also economics and organisations

11:10

Session 27 Possibilities & practices

 135 Choi and Klok – online any – transdisc – methods – storytelling – BST+1? – Sunday
72 Water Bernini – online any -s ocioecological – methods – culture society CET?
191 Saurabh – indigenous rice – t/f/S + 5.5 – society learning culture
71 Luna – cases/methods – s/Su online – systems doing GMT+10? or maybe +1 – has been revised
90 Simge-online – online exhibition talk – Wed? – Has registered – did they resubmit? how to put in the onlin exhibition?

Session 28 Possibilities & practices

 24 System shifting design – only on Sunday?
87 Svein – in person any – keep with DC
107 Luca/Gina – in person – Sat/Sun – methods – sociotech – stencils
145 Francis – in person – any – methods – socioeleogical

Session 29 Radical shifts in planetary health

 86 Tom – prefers Friday – Sat/Sun ok
94 Katie – anytime (better weekend?)
14 Anna – in person anytime – methods – also Planet

Session 30 Bateson

75 minutes

 159 Eve – anytime
80 Jon – no info

Online activities

Concurrent online activities – 30 minutes

212 Boehnert

Eve

Activities are 30-minute interactive sessions that provide a space for participants to engage and enact (not just listen to) new ideas and practices. Whereas conventional paper presentations usually begin with a talk and end with (often rushed) questions and comments, this format places interactions amongst participants as the main activities.

10 minutes – Opening, including introductions and scene setting
15 minutes – Activity, with participants getting the chance to interact
5 minutes – Conclusion

In-person workshop
Research Fishbowl

14:00

SDA Announcements
The Role of Designers and Systemic Design in Planetary Health

Drawing on research and extensive cases from systemic design and the circular economy, the closing remarks by SDA Board Chair Silvia Barbero will consider the role of designers and systemic design in planetary health. 

Silvia Barbero

15:30

Design for Planet Roundtable

Papers

design council design for planet conference