RSD6 Symposium: Relating Systems Thinking and Design 6

Dato & tid
18.10.2017 09:00 – 20.10.2017 18:00

Early bird: €130 + avgift
Normal: €180 + avgift
Student: €90 + avgift

Sted: Arkitektur- og designhøgskolen i Oslo (AHO), Maridalsveien 29, 0175 Oslo

Etter to år i Canada er RSD-symposiet hjemme igjen. På Arkitektur- og designhøgskolen i Oslo, 18.–20. oktober

Publisert 24.05.2017

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

Keynote speakers

Lucy Kimbell
Lucy is an experienced researcher, postgraduate educator, and strategic design consultant. She has spent much of her career on design’s fringes, intersecting with other disciplines and contexts including social innovation and policy. Lucy has been involved in research, teaching and assessment within leading international universities for over a decade, with a particular focus on the role of design in society, services and innovation. Her leadership and facilitation skills are complemented by research in design thinking and service design and art experiments in visualising data.

John Ehrenfeld
Dr. John R. Ehrenfeld returned to his alma mater, MIT, in 1985 after a long career in the environmental field, and retired in 2000 as the Director of the MIT Program on Technology, Business, and Environment. Following that, he served until 2009 as Executive Director of the International Society for Industrial Ecology, guiding its development from its founding in 2000. He is the author of Sustainability by Design: A Subversive Strategy for Transforming our Consumer Culture, and Flourish: A Frank Conversion about Sustainability (with Andrew Hoffman).

Toshiko Mori 
Toshiko Mori is the Robert P. Hubbard Professor in the Practice of Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design where she was the chair of the architecture department from 2002 to 2008. and the principal of Toshiko Mori Architect, PLLC. She is the founder of VisionArc, a think-tank promoting global dialogue for a sustainable future and one of the founders of Paracoustica, a non-profit that promotes music in underserved communities. She received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cooper Union and an Honorable Master of Architecture degree from Harvard University.

Richard Buchanan
Richard Buchanan, PhD, is well known for extending the application of design into new areas of theory and practice, writing, and teaching as well as practicing the concepts and methods of interaction design. He argues that interaction design does not stop at the flatland of the computer screen but extends into the personal and social life of human beings and into the emerging area of service design, as well as into organizational and management design.

Sabine Junginer
Sabine Junginger currently heads the Competence Center for Research into Design and Management at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Switzerland. She is a Research Fellow of the Hertie School of Governance (Germany), an academic advisor to the European Forum Alpbach (Austria) and the UK Design Council (DfE). She has worked as a senior design expert for the EU-Brazil Sectorial Dialogues and advises several government level public innovation labs on human-cantered design. She was a founding member of ImaginationLancaster at Lancaster University (UK) and holds a PhD in Design from Carnegie Mellon University (USA).

Karl Otto Ellefsen
Karl Otto Ellefsen is Professor in Architecture and Urbanism at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO). He served as Rector at AHO from year 2000 to 2014. He was also heading the board of Oslo Architecture Triennale until 2015 and is from 2013 the President of EAAE (European Association for Architectural Education).