RSD9 Workshops

16 workshops, hosted online from Belgium, Canada, Colombia, France, India, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Thailand, UK, and USA.

Circularity as Unifying Concept in Systemic Design for Sustainability?

WORKSHOP: Sunday, October 11, 2020 | 7:00 PM IST. Tobias Luthe, Angel Lamar, Birger Sevaldson, Tine Hegli, Marianne Storen Berg, and Peter Hemmersam, The Oslo School of Architecture and Design

Futures Design, Language and Systems – Towards languaging pluriversal futures

WORKSHOP: Friday, October 9, 2020 | 5:00 PM IST. Facilitators: Palak Dudani and Andrew Morrison, Oslo School of Architecture and Design

Mapping the Political Economy of Design

WORKSHOP: Friday, October 9, 2020 | 7:00 PM IST. Facilitators: Joanna Boehnert and Simon Downs, Loughborough University

Power Tools for Collaborative Modelling of Socioeco-Sustainment

WORKSHOP: Friday, October 9, 2020 | 7:00 PM IST. Facilitators: Nicole Norris, Maya Hoveskog, Francesca Ostuzzi, Peter Jones, and Antony Upward

Virtual-Real MOOCS: Designing Resilient Regenerative Systems

WORKSHOP: Friday, October 9, 2020 | 5:00 PM IST. Facilitators: Tobias Luthe, Birger Sevaldson, Silvia Barbero, Mieke van der Bijl-Brouwer and Justyna Swat

Practicing the Worlds We Want: Prefigurative design for revolutionary transformation

WORKSHOP: Saturday, October 10, 2020 | 7:30 PM IST. Facilitators: Ariana Lutterman & Tara Campbell from Superorganism

Hearth, Home and Well-being

WORKSHOP: Saturday, October 10, 2020 | 7:00 PM IST. Facilitators: Sucharita Beniwal & Swagata Naidu, National Institute of Design

The Hippie Movement Discussed as Systemic Change

WORKSHOP: Saturday, October 10, 2020 | 5:00 PM IST. Facilitator: Birger Sevaldson, Oslo School of Design

Leveraging Tensions in Systemic Design

WORKSHOP: Saturday, October 10, 2020 | 5:00 PM IST. Facilitators: Mieke van der Bijl-Brouwer, Jan-Carel Diehl, Ella Jamsin, Jotte de Koning, Rebecca Price and Nynke Tromp, Delft University of Technology

Bringing Systemic Design to Communities with the Circular Design Lab

WORKSHOP: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 | 5:30 AM IST. Facilitators: Chris Oestereich & Courtney Savie Lawrence, Circular Design Lab

Introducing and Testing a Systemic Design Practice Framework

WORKSHOP: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | 5:30 am IST/10:00 AM AEST. Facilitator: Emma Blomkamp. Limited to 25 participants

Reordering our Priorities through Systems Change Learning

WORKSHOP: Thursday, October 15, 2020 | 5:30 AM IST. Facilitators: Zaid Khan, David Ing, Dan Eng, Kelly Okamuara, and Zemina Meghji

Control vs. Care: Frameworks for Systems Redesign During COVID-19

WORKSHOP: Saturday, October 17, 2020 | 5:30 AM IST. Facilitators: Jonathan Healey and Sydney M. Luken

Intervening in Power Dynamics: Introducing a new tool for talking about, analyzing, and shifting power

WORKSHOP: Saturday, October 17, 2020 | 8:00 PM IST/9:30 AM CST. Facilitators: Lyndon Valicenti and Rae Perez, Daylight

Kogui’s Systemic Thinking for Sustainable Design of Habitats in Colombia and Worldwide

WORKSHOP: Saturday, October 17, 2020 | 5:00 PM IST. Facilitators: Eduardo Mazuera & Laura Niño Caceres.

What Does Belonging Mean? A framing and network approach to tackle loneliness among students

WORKSHOP: Saturday, October 17, 2020 | 7:00 PM IST. Facilitators: Eva Legemaate, Marie Van den Bergh, and Mieke van der Bijl-Brouwer, Delft University of Technology. Maximum of 15 participants

Introducing and Testing a Systemic Design Practice Framework

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | 5:30 am IST/11:00 AM AEST

Facilitator: Emma Blomkamp
Country: Australia
2.5-hour online workshop
Limited to 25 participants

Bring your own project to this interactive workshop to test out a new practice framework for systemic design

This participatory workshop introduces a new practice framework for systemic design, which articulates what to consider when tackling complex problems and designing for systems change. Its approach to systemic design follows Peter Jones’ (2018) definition of: ‘a design-led practice that integrates dialogue in co-creation for sensemaking and decision making’.

The systemic design practice framework aims to offer an accessible, flexible and contemporary guide for practitioners and leaders working with communities and other stakeholders to consider the necessary components of systemic design. It does not set forth a rigid model or narrow recipe but recognises the diversity of contexts and circumstances in which this work takes place. Early sharing and testing of the framework suggest it could be a useful point of reference for planning and commissioning work, reflecting on practice, and evaluating process and impact.

The practice framework brings together learnings from research, practice, evaluation and capability building experience. It is informed by ethical principles, ethnographic research on design practice in the public sector, practice knowledge from working in social innovation and strategic design consultancies in New Zealand and Australia, as well as analysis of case studies and theories of systemic design and related disciplines.

This structured, participatory online workshop will include:

  • Presentation of the practice framework and its origins
  • Application of elements to participants’ own work (individual writing or sketching)
  • Discussion in small and larger groups

Each participant is invited to bring a ‘case study’ of systemic design practice to the workshop. This could be an existing, past or future project or piece of work that you have led, participated in or are familiar with. You will not need to share or present any information about your case study with the group.

Participants will be asked to reflect and discuss what the practice framework brought to light about their case/project. A final group discussion will focus on the following questions, with the aim of refining the framework to share with the broader community of practice:

  • How could the practice framework be used to teach or support practitioners of systemic design?
  • What might we add, change or remove to make it more useful?

Following the workshop, participants will receive a written presentation of the practice framework and summary of participant contributions.