RSD6 Environment, Economy, Democracy: Flourishing together

18 October 2017


Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO)

Relating Systems Thinking and Design 6
Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) Oslo, Norway October 18-20, 2017
Following two years in Canada, join us this year in Oslo as RSD returns to its home location for the RSD6 Symposium.

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

RSD6 is engaging many complementary themes and speakers on critical human system issues connecting to flourishing and democracy, including:

  • Social impact in flourishing and change programs
  • Health and population wellness
  • Ecological design and bioregion development
  • Human-scaled and regional economies
  • Sociotechnical and technological systems
  • Other themes relating systems thinking and design

The accepted keynotes for RSD6 promise an inspiring range of perspectives on the changes to design practice and education emerging from the demands of civilizational turbulence and continuous complexity of our services, systems and societies. RSD6 holds a centre for inquiry into human and ecological flourishing, as relevant to the re-envisioning and redesign of business, policies, organizations and our own methods for design, including those methods for governing ourselves in modern civilization:

Lucy Kimbell
John Ehrenfeld
Toshiko Mori
Richard Buchanan
Sabine Junginger
Karl Otto Ellefsen