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Expertisenetwerk Systemisch Co-design

co-design for societal transition, which we encounter as a system

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in person @zwijger

work­shops & panels

three days of activities

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€175 one day/€350 full event

for develop­ment, play, and experi­mentation

Hosted by Expertisenetwerk Systemisch Co-design | October 10 & 11, 2023 | De-conference October 12 | Pakhuis de Zwijger [Zwijger Warehouse] | Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Expertisenetwerk Systemisch Co-design (ESC) | Expertise Network Systemic Co-design is an initiative by five universities of applied sciences in the Netherlands. Our main goal is to collaboratively explore systemic co-design as a problem-solving approach that helps co-design projects understand the interconnected systems that contribute to a problem and develop interventions that address the root causes of the problem.

PHOTO: Pakhuis de Zwijger by Jorinde, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The Programme

Organised by the ESC, RSD12-Amsterdam is a three-day event takes place at Pakhuis de Zwijger, a former warehouse on the Piet Heinkade, opened in 2006 as an accessible, independent, safe public meeting place and state-of-the-art online environment. The Pakhuis de Zwijger Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation committed to the future of daily life in the city and the country, is providing in-kind support for the venue and contributing to the planning and event management. The third day is a walk in the woods, where participants can get involved in deeper conversations and reflections while wandering through Dutch nature.

ESC will host the conference as a team of professors and senior researchers responsible for programming and planning the event.

Expertisenetwerk Systemisch Co-design (ESC) | Expertise Network Systemic Co-design

The Challenges

The programme is dedicated to societal transition challenges:

  • Focus on a Sustainable and Circular Society
  • A Healthy and Vital Citizenry
  • A Secure and Just Digital Life
  • Educating in Times of Transitions
  • Focus on Deepening and Reflection

In addition to five speakers, there are fifteen parallel physical workshops organised in subgroups to learn and play. The programme includes collective reflections/endings about what is emerging in entanglement.

De-conference

The third day will be set up as a reflective walk in the woods with systemic reflection exercises to help you untangle some of the entanglements we have just co-designed together. A bus will take you from Amsterdam into the beautiful Dutch nature. During a walk of about three hours, there will be the opportunity to deepen new relationships and insights. The exercises that we will experience together can also be brought back by you to your own systems for further development, play and experimentation. Of course, there will also be a picnic with Dutch specialties such a hagelslag (chocolate sprinkles).

Fringe Sessions

The fringe sessions are held in the evening on Tuesday, October 10 and Wednesday, October 11 there will be book presentations of new books from ESC partners Wina Smeenk, about Societal Co-Design and Bas van den Berg, about Regenerative Educating in Times of Transitions. The book presentations are free of charge but only a limited number of spots will be available; make sure you register on time.

Please note: the fringe programmes, as well as the books, will be in Dutch.

Each day of the conference is dedicated to two large societal transition challenges.

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

  • Sustainable and Circular Society
  • A Healthy and Vital Citizenry

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

  • A Secure and Just Digital Life
  • Educating in Times of Transitions

Thursday, October 12, 2023

  • Deepening
  • Reflection

under­standing
inter­connected systems

Systemic Co-Design

Systemic design is a problem-solving approach that helps co-design projects understand the interconnected systems that contribute to a problem and develop interventions that address the root causes of the problem.

  • Co-design can be used to engage stakeholders and end-users in the systemic design process. How can systemic design help ensure that solutions are more effective, equitable, and responsive to the needs and perspectives of those impacted by them?
  • The combination of systemic design and co-design can help create more inclusive and equitable solutions that address the root causes of complex problems by involving a diverse group of people in the design process and examining the underlying systems that contribute to a problem. What co-design use cases demonstrate effective, sustainable, and responsive solutions that meet the needs of all communities involved?

co-design entangle­ments

How can systemic design help ensure that solutions are more effective, equitable, and responsive to the needs and perspectives of those impacted by them?
What co-design use cases demonstrate effective, sustainable, and responsive solutions that meet the needs of all communities involved?

RSD12-Amsterdam organisers

Inholland University of Applied Sciences is primarily responsible for the program/event and financial management.

Systemic Design Association

RSD is an initiative of SDA

About the ESC

RSD12-Amsterdam is an initiative of Expertisenetwerk Systemisch Co-design (ESC) | Expertise Network Systemic Co-design, a collaborative research network of professors and senior researchers. The following groups are co-designing RSD12-Amsterdam and are jointly responsible for planning and programming.

Utrecht University of Applied Sciences
Professor Remko van der Lugt, Co-Design

Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences
Professor Peter Troxler, Revolution in Manufacturing
Professor Anja Overdiek, Cybersocial Design
Professor Thomasz Jaskiewicz, Civic Prototyping

Northumbria University Amsterdam Campus
Professor Christine de Lille, Innovation Networks

Inholland University of Applied Sciences (Secretariat)
Professor Wina Smeenk (Chair), Societal Impact Design
Professor Jürg Thülke. Authentic Leadership
Professor Guido Stompff, Design Thinking
Dr Petra Cremers, Senior Researcher, Systemic Co-Design

The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS)
Professor Liliya Terzieva, Designing Value Networks
Dr Bas van den Berg, Senior Researcher Systemic Co-Design

RSD12-Amsterdam Parners