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RSD11 symposium

RSD11: Possibilities & Practices of Systemic Design

Saturday, October 15

The day starts at 5:30 BST, with the National Institute of Design’s paper track open to all, followed by a special series on the NID campus.

Danah Abdulla starts the Brighton sessions with “On the Contradictions of Sustainability”, followed by 13 paper sessions, two fishbowls and a panel. #NewMacy continues with a culminating segment, “Re-introducing Stability.”

The in-person events include activity sessions and workshops and an evening social.

All times are BST. Convert your timezone to BST.

hybrid = venue + hub on zoom

The white boxes indicate sessions that bring together people who are online with those who are in person in Brighton. Online participants join via the RSD11 hub on Zoom while in-person venues will broadcast the session.

online = zoom hub

A grey box indicates that the session is hosted online. There's a single #RSD11 Zoom link for the entire symposium, and the virtual lobby and chat will open 30 minutes before the session begins. Brighton sites will have dedicated spaces for those who want to join online sessions – however, they are not broadcast, so these are "bring your own device" sessions.

in-person = onsite venues only

There are several onsite venues, and details can be found in the black boxes marked "venue". Refreshments and lunch are provided.

Danah Abdulla

Danah Abdulla

Hybrid panel

Silvia Barbero

online fishbowl

online panel

SAT 15

venue

Connect online via the Zoom link – the lobby and chat will be available.

In-person registration & venue
Ahmedabad, India – location information coming soon

Brighton –In-person registration & venue
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.

5:30-8:00 AM Guest Host

from Ahmedabad, India

National Institute of Design
9 possibilities & practices

SESSION 9 PAPERS

Hosted by the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India

Design Intent as the Driving Force for Systemic Change -127 Gayatri Menon

Blockchain for Socio-Economic Impact: Financial inclusion by environment-centric service design -110 Vishruth Kumar, Pavan Kalyan, Praveen Nahar and Sahil Thappa

Research by Infrastructural Design: Systems thinking from the perspective of thermodynamics -38 Simin Tao

Interdisciplinary Systemic Innovation for Healing and Creating Resilient Communities in the Post-COVID-19 era -30 Tanhao Gao, Jingwen Tian, Xiaotong Zhang and Hongtao Zhou

From a Problem to the Problem System -74 Mamta Gautam

Technological governance: Opportunities for systemic design -6 Desmond Wong

RSD11 at University of Brighton

09:00 Grand Parade

Registration open from 8:00

venue

Join online via the Zoom link – the lobby and chat will be available 30 minutes before the session.

In-person registration & venue

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.

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.

09:30-11:00

keynote – contradictions of sustainability | online hub & sallis benney theatre

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).

11:20

“panarchy” as a sense-making tool #NewMacy | online hub & room M2

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

10 cities | online hub & room 204

SESSION 10 PAPERS

Curious Controversies: A systemic design lens to understand value conflicts in the smart city -131 Anouk Geenen, Julieta Matos-Castaño, Deger Ozkaramanli and Mascha van der Voort

Complex Urban Futures: Using scenarios to tackle the complexity of megaregional systems -70 Henry Endemann, Joern Buehring and Gerhard Bruyns

A Systemic Approach to Proximity Through Design for Relations -93 Carla Sedini, Silvia D’Ambrosio, Xue Pei and Francesco Zurlo

A System Design and Inquiry of South Railway Station in Shanghai: From functional to symbolic -39 Ye Wang, Yijia Xin, Bill Li and Jacky Shen

11 radical shifts in planetary health | online hub & room 202

SESSION 11 PAPERS

Cybernetic Musings on Open Form(s) -40 Claudia Westermann

Toward an Eco-Social perspective: How to design in time of trouble -76 Margherita Vacca, Francesco Cantini, Alessio Tanzini and Fabio Ballerini

Followed by SESSION 11 PANEL: Planetary Health Futures

Focus: Radical shifts in planetary health

panel: planetary health futures | online hub & room 202

SESSION 11 PANEL

Planetary Health Futures

Evan Barba, Eleni Charoupia, Sally Sutherland, and Clément Vidal

Focus: Radical shifts in planetary health

12 socioecological & sociotechnical | online hub & sallie benney theatre

SESSION 12 PAPERS

A Systemic Approach to Traps and Opportunities for Sustainable Value Chains in Norwegian Forestry -105 Kristin Stoeren Wigum

A Designerly Approach for Transitioning the Construction Industry -142 Svein Gunnar Kjøde

Self-Scaling Open Innovation Pathways: Accelerating integration of augmented reality into the maritime sector -31 Espen Strange and Kjetil Nordby

Transforming Airport Hubs into Future-Proof Multimodal Transport Hubs -56 Aniek Toet, Jasper van Kuijk and Sicco Santema

13 methods & worlds | online hub & room G4

SESSION 13 PAPERS

Practicing Systemic Design: The radical possibilities of difference -130 Ben Spong

Designing Infrastructures of Care: An exploration of listening and slowness for socio-ecological wellbeing -99 Rachel J Wilson

A Theory for Enquiry in Design PhD Research -160 Thomas Fischer

What to Make of the Appropriation of Autopoiesis in Architecture? -169 Guillermo Sánchez Sotés, Christiane M. Herr, and Thomas Fischer

Focus: Methods and the worlds they make

13:15 ONLINE

activity sessions X2 | online hub

Concurrent online activities – 30 minutes

Making Systemic Design Increasingly Accessible: Building the bench

Bridging the empathy gap to create systemic value in products

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

LUNCH 13:00-14:00

14:00

cultural premises, conscious purposes, and design – legacies of Gregory Bateson and Vern Carroll #NewMacy | online hub & room M2
14 learning & education | online hub & room 204

SESSION 14 PAPERS

Utilising Design Thinking to Reimagine Campus Culture: Learning, engagement, and persistence -8 Lynn Murray-Chandler, Danielle Lake and David Humphreys

GINGAmapping: Conversational strategies in technical advisory meta-learning for socio-spatial groups -155 Mateus van Stralen, Marcus Vinicius A. F. R. Bernardo, Isabel Amália Medero and Amélia Panet de Barros

At the Intersection of Cosmopolitan Elitism and Oppression: A postcolonial analysis of transnational education systems -7 Pushpi Bagchi

Social Network Analysis for Cybernetic Interaction Design in Technology-Supported College Curricula -17 Shantanu Tilak, Marvin Evans, Ziye Wen and Michael Glassman

15 architecture & planning | online hub & room 202

SESSION 15 PAPERS

POL– AI: Leveraging urban ecosystem -15 Marie Davidova, Leonie K Fischer and Martha Teye

Feral Systemic Design: (re)wilding methods and methodology for systemic architectural design -66 Eric Guibert and Eric Guibert

Exploring Synergies in Different Spatial Design Disciplines: A multi-scale approach to adaptive cycles in public-private interfaces -63 Elena Porqueddu

Micro-Architectures: A practical experiment on how to design with uncertainty -154 Erica Azevedo da Costa E Mattos and Diego Fagundes Da Silva

16 design over time | online hub & sallis benney theatre

SESSION16 PAPERS

Design for a Time Between Worlds -158 Tara Campbell and Cheryl Hsu

Navigating Wicked Futures Through More-Than-Human Perspectives: Experiments in design education -58 Laura Dudek, Danielle Barrios-O’Neill, Nirit Binyamini Ben Meir, Elena Falomo, Charlotte Jarvis, and Carolina Ramirez-Figueroa

The Pattern Atlas of System Vulnerabilities -13 Peter Stoyko

Relics and Resources: Representing complexity in service and systemic design -172 Adeline Hvidsten and Anna Kirah

Focus description: Design over time

17 legacies of oppression |online hub & room G4

SESSION 17 PAPERS

Shifting Perceptions: Transforming anti-racism praxis into prototypes -190 Sameer Singh

Syntegrity for Designing Designing -152 Ana Paula Baltazar and Jose dos Santos Cabral Filho

Narrative Patterns and Exformative Design in Cooperative Learning -98 Francis Laleman

A Case Study of Theories of Systemic Change and Action: The Ecotrust Canada Home-Lands initiative -144 Lewis Muirhead, Anthony Persaud and Ryan Murphy

Focus description: Confronting legacies of oppression

workshop x1 | in-person room 225
research fishbowl | online hub (in-person connect G62)

This session explores the research prompts initiated by promising post-graduate or early career research identified by RSD11 peer reviewers. Reviewers identified these doctoral projects as noteworthy and relevant to systemic design – and a way to extend the conversation on research directions in systemic design.

Following an online fishbowl format, the researchers present the first round with a three-minute thesis, and the moderator will open up the fishbowl to all participants. When ready, discussants join the fishbowl with a follow-up comment, tagging the person who sparked their remarks. That person steps out, so we maintain the same number of discussants in the fishbowl and evolve the conversation across disciplines and worldviews. Participants can join more than once; however, after the first round presented by the researchers, please aim to keep comments to ~one minute.

More information

16:00

prototyping conversations #NewMacy | online hub & room M2

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

18 design over time | online hub & room G4

SESSION 18 PAPERS

Designing in the Context of Time: On Annetta Pedretti, practicing cybernetics and futuring -41 Dulmini Perera

Opening Possibility: Activating simultaneous multiple temporalities in the architecture drawing -27 Samantha Lynch

Design For/In/Of Time -37 Howard Silverman

Curating Spatio-Temporal Connection: Geological multi-proxies and becoming-with deep time -95 Connie Svabo and Line Nicolaisen

19 conversation | online hub & room 202

SESSION 19 PAPERS

Achieving Requisite Variety Through Intercultural Conversations -157 Estefania Ciliotta Chehade and Michael Arnold Mages

Participatory Sensemaking Through Visualising Conversations -181 Olaf Adan and Dan Lockton

Jumping Conversations -43 Andreas Wettre and Palak Dudani

How do we Deliberate about our Health? An investigation into the decision aid as a service system inflection point -64 Michael Arnold Mages and Joli Holmes

20 legacies of oppression | online hub & sallis benney theatre

SESSION 20 PAPERS

Leaky Bodies and Environments: Infant feeding and design -28 Sally Sutherland

Systemic Design Principles Guiding Perinatal Mobile App for Ethnomedical Midwifery Unit in Bogota -45 Laura Nino, Daisy Yoo, Camila Nino Fernandez, and Caroline Hummels

Quilting Care Patterns: Remaking our social fabric -139 Josina Vink

The Ultimate Control: Using foresight and systems thinking to confront ‘The Pill’ as a system of liberation and oppression -218 Alexis Tennent and Angie Fleming

Focus description: Confronting legacies of oppression

21 possibilities & practices | online hub & room G62 (in-person connect)

SESSION 21 PAPERS

Breaking Boundaries in Resilience Planning -33 Evan Barba, Robin Dillon-Merrill, Uwe Brandes and Peter P.Marra

To Witness, To Practise, To Recognise: We see water system -72 Veneranda Carrino, Federica Spera and Giovanni Capoccia

Using Systemic Design to Drive the Transition of a Professional Kitchen towards the Circular Economy Scenario -133 Chiara Battistoni

Mapping Future-Making Practices -173 Irem Tekogul

22 products are systemic objects | online hub & room 204

SESSION 22 PRODUCTS

Breaking Fashion Systems: Slow, local and collective care as an intervention to fast style cycles expanding toward the long horizon -60 Donna Maione

Could Systemic Design Methods Support Sustainable Design of Interactive Systems? -79 Laetitia Bornes, Catherine Letondal and Rob Vingerhoeds

Objects in the Familiar: Systemic contexts of production -55 Kavitha Ravikumar

Crafting Systemic Design -164 Amishi Vadgama

Focus: Products are systemic objects

workshop X1 | in-person room 225

18:00

exhibition conversations | online hub & exhibition space

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 alongside the conference at the weekend at University of Brighton CCA, and the full digital collection.

Exhibits include a series of projects produced on the MA Sustainable Design programme, and work in progress of a systemic design challenge by the BSc Product Design students at the University of Brighton.

Presentations

14 years of experimenting with design systems and sustainability

Product longevity through emotional durability

Systems of Information Dissemination: How the control and manipulation of information helps to maintain control, influence and money

Others to be announced

#NewMacy re-introducing stability | online hub & room M2

#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 | online hub & broadcast to room 204

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.

activity sessions X1 | online hub online

Concurrent in-person activities – 30 minutes

Systemic Cycles – experiencing flows of systems thinking

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

activity session X1 | in-person room 202

Concurrent in-person activities – 30 minutes

Systemic Design Contributions to Responsible Design Education

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

19:00

RSD11 social

to be announced

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