RSD6 Symposium

Relating Systems Thinking and Design 6

Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO)     Oslo, Norway    October 18-20, 2017
Following two years in Canada, RSD returns to its home location for the RSD6 Symposium.  

 

Environment, Economy, Democracy: Flourishing Together

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

RSD6 engaged many complementary themes and speakers on critical human system issues connecting to flourishing and democracy, including

  • 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 relating systems thinking and design

RSD6 Program and summary of presentations

The accepted keynotes for RSD6  offered 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: