CHALLENGING COMPLEXITY BY SYSTEMIC DESIGN TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY

RSD8 - RELATING SYSTEMS THINKING AND DESIGN 8
Institute of Design (ID) - CHICAGO

OCTOBER 17-19, 2019

 

There is an emerging concern to address the pragmatics of large-scale social system change across all contexts. Organizations can no longer go it alone if they want to achieve scaled and sustainable impact. Building, activating, and amplifying capacity to co-design and co-produce with real stakeholders has always been a challenging commitment. Successful system change models are still emerging across different sectors, and their results are simultaneously challenged by massive global trends. Achieving systems-level transformation requires activating, cultivating and galvanizing networks—technological, infrastructural, and social—that support new collaborative activities, processes, and mindsets.

The role of systemic design in informing equitable and sustainable choices increasingly demands that designers re-orient toward “design and…”. Together, we'll explore real-world contexts where organizational behaviour, entrepreneurship, policymaking, and design are already colliding, as well as new tools and methodologies to evolve our individual and collective points of view about leadership and the transformative practices—and challenges—of large-scale collaboration.

During this symposium, members of the CSRP had the opportunity to present a group activity:

"What's in a Name? Edge-ucating through Gameification, Exploring the Edges of Communities and Eco-systems in their Contexts" by Susu Nousala, David Ing, Marco Cataffo, Filippo Fabrocini & Thomas Marlowe.


Link:   https://www.designresearchsociety.org/events/call-for-abstractsproposals-rsd8-conference-relating-systems-thinking-and-design-chicago-usa