Call for Participation: RSD8 Systemic Design Conference
Systems Change for Governance: Design + Networks + Activation
RSD8 Relating Systems Thinking and Design
October 17-19, 2019 IIT – Institute of Design
Chicago, Illinois, USA

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…”. The conference will explore real-world contexts where organizational behavior, 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.

Call for participation:
Call for abstracts/proposals for Discussion Groups, Activity Groups, Workshops, and Charles Owen Tribute
“Reinventing Systems of Governance: Design + Networks + Activation” is an interdisciplinary conference aiming to represent the state of the art of systems thinking application in design towards sustainability and stimulate an international debate among academics and professionals on the topic.

Deadline for abstract submission: 03 May 2019

More information here:
04.04.2019 um 13:00 Uhr

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