RSD12 – Relating Systems and Design – will be October 9-20 at Georgetown University, USA

RSD12 ANNOUNCEMENT | February 22, 2023
RSD12 organising institution announced
Georgetown University, USAThis year, RSD12 is a multi-event symposium. The invitation to submit an expression of interest to host a hub site is now open. Proposal deadline is March 7, 2023.
RSD12 Concept
The Georgetown proposal is a multi-event symposia concept, connecting systemic design hubs around the world in a sequence of in-person, online, and hybrid sessions. Hub symposia are augmented by a daily four-hour online program dedicated to full papers and emergent programming (RSD12 co-schedule). The working dates for RSD12 are October 9th–20th, 2023, excluding weekends (the dates will be finalized following input from confirmed hubs).The RSD12 program will feature up to eight hubs, plus Georgetown University. Hubs will run programs sequentially to avoid an overlap in programming and consist of in-person sessions over at least one day, including a live-streamed keynote speaker. RSD12 will culminate with a three-day event, October 18–20, 2023, hosted on-campus at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, and the SDA General Assembly on Friday, October 20th, 2023.
RSD12 Call for hubs
The Systemic Design Association and Georgetown University are ready to receive Expressions of Interest from partner organizations to host one or multiple days of RSD12 as part of the collaborative hub model envisioned for October 2023. Please submit your EoI before March 1, 2023.READ MORE
Expression of Interest and FAQsThe expression of interest provides clear steps for putting your hub idea forward. There’s a schedule and budget template to help make planning easier. FAQs include what you need to do, what to expect from organisers, proceedings and how to apply.
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Systemic Design Symposium SurveySURVEY
Please take a minute to complete this brief survey to help guide planning for the next phase of the systemic design symposium and RSD12. The results of this systemic design symposium survey will guide RSD12 planning group decision-making.Since the first RSD symposium was held in 2012 a symposium has been held each year. The inaugural two-day seminar, organized by Birger Sevaldson and Marit Helgesen at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, has expanded to accommodate the systemic design community and the trove of interdisciplinary contributions each year. The planning teams have adapted the programme to online and hybrid formats and in 2021, SDA launched to provide a robust, searchable repository. The repository represents leading thinking on systemic design and consists of hundreds of presentations, papers, and gigamaps.
About Georgetown
Located in Northwest Washington, D.C., situated along the Potomac River.RSD12 INFO
Georgetown University is a top-ranking academic and research institution comprised of 11 undergraduate and graduate schools and degrees in more than 40 disciplines. RSD12 chair, Evan Barba, is an associate professor in the Communication, Culture and Technology Program and co-director of the Iteration Lab, a multidisciplinary laboratory for the design and analysis of socio-technical systems. Evan is an SDA founding member, a consistent contributor to RSD symposia, and joined the SDA board in 2019.If you plan to join the culminating in-person three-day event at Georgetown University, it’s worth planning to stay the weekend. RSD12 is situated near Washington DC museums, which number more than 75 and include the Smithsonian Institution’s 17 museums, many galleries and a zoo. (Bonus: many of the museums are free of charge.)
TU Delft and AHO have open calls for professors of systemic design.Assistant Professor Systemic Design, TU Delft—deadline March 16Professor/Associate Professor in Design, AHO—deadline March 26
How we might design with and across intergenerational communities to cultivate pluralistic, participatory communities?” Elon University’s Design Forge 2023 sessions run from March 29-31. Sign up now for free online registration. For more information contact Danielle Lake.