RSD12 is Everything, Everywhere, All at Once

Peter JonesRSD, Strategic Innovation, Systemic Design

RSD12 is the twelfth iteration of the Relating Systems Thinking and Design Symposium and we are entangled over much of the world. With 14 RSD12 HUBS the onsite symposium is hosted this year by systemic design groups in China, Canada, Colombia, India, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, the UK, and the USA. Hub programs are 1–3 days in length and are scheduled sequentially from October 6–20. Each hub develops and manages its onsite event, including programming and registration. RSD12-ONLINE is a ticket to over 30 systemic design sessions and dozens of livestreamed presentations from 14 partnered hubs. The two-week program includes papers, workshops, interactive sessions, systems maps, and guest speakers. The RSD12-ONLINE pass works as a standalone experience or can augment your in-person experience at a hub. Either way, you will be able to jump into a world of systemic design every day from October 6 to October 20. The …

Systemic Design Toolkit

Peter JonesCo-Creation, RSD, Systemic Design

The Systemic Design Toolkit was developed by Namahn’s Kristel van Ael and her team for initial workshopping at RSD5 in Toronto. We launched the Toolkit at Relating Systems and Design 7, October 2018, after a year or so of partnering with Phillipe Vandenbroeck from ShiftN, Alex Ryan of MaRS Solutions Lab, and myself with Systemic Design Association. Civilian and educational versions of the Toolkit are now in process and used in training. The Toolkit encompasses the progression of knowledge building over the course of 7 RSD conferences, with the methods tested in workshops and now graduate coursework, at OCADU’s Strategic Foresight and Innovation and at U Antwerp, Belgium. The Systemic Design Toolkit is based on design principles and original systems science foundations. to show how methods cannot replace the evolution of one’s own systems thinking competencies in social and systemic design. I recently presented a brief workshop on the SD …

RSD6 Symposium & Keynotes Announced

Peter JonesRSD, Systemic Design

Relating Systems Thinking and Design 6 Held this year again at Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO)  October 18-20, 2017 The accepted keynotes for RSD6  promise an inspiring range of perspectives on the changes to design practice and education emerging from the demands of civilizational turbulence and continuous complexity of our services, systems and societies.  RSD6 holds a centre for inquiry into human and ecological flourishing, as relevant to the re-envisioning and redesign of business, policies, organizations and our own methods for design, including those methods for governing ourselves in modern civilization:   Lucy Kimbell John Ehrenfeld Toshiko Mori  Richard Buchanan Sabine Junginger Karl Otto Ellefsen             Following two years in Canada, join us this year in Oslo as RSD returns to its home location for the RSD6 Symposium.  Early registration for the RSD6 symposium is now open. Our theme this year encompasses the contexts for flourishing in …