Now in its third year, we join together graduate students, academics, and advanced practitioners from around the world in the development of systemic design as a design practice, a mode of social design research, and an integrated approach for coordinated strategic action on complex social concerns. While the symposium follows the normative structure of an academic meeting with peer-reviewed abstracts and presentations, the intent of our conference is communicative and progressive, we advanced teaching and social practices and report on outcomes as action research and design research. We have an open registration, a lightweight format, low entry fees, and we welcome all creative thinkers.
Following the successful RSD2 symposium last year, we now seek to engage a wider audience, maintaining the lightweight style of a small symposium where every participant can easily meet. Registration is open for RSD3 - taking place again at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, October 15-17. Abstracts and workshop proposals are now closed.
This year's presenters are sharing significant progress, constructive projects and research that demonstrates or leads deeper impact on society in domains of social conflict and democracy, new economies, healthcare and community well-being, education and ecological flourishing. We are looking for a deeper understanding of the potential for enhancing design practice, as well as developing firm theoretical foundations for a progressive movement.
Behind all of this we wish to reinforce a dialogue on systemic design: How can we reinvent and innovate the relationship between design and systems thinking?
We have 5 keynote speakers confirmed as: