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 democratic societies, and exploring the opportunities for systemic design in:

  • Democratic participation and policy innovation
  • Strongly sustainable business innovation
  • Flourishing communities
  • Design of architectures, settlements and built environments

These themes include the continuing topics of

  • Social impact in flourishing and change programs
  • Health and population wellness
  • Ecological design and bioregion development
  • Human-scaled and regional economies
  • Sociotechnical and technological systems
  • Other themes in Systemic Design