Mapping Mondays: Unmapped

  • Sutherland, S. (Invited presenter)
  • Katarina Dimitrijevic (Presenter)
  • Seda Özçetin (Presenter)
  • Şeyda Özçetin (Presenter)
  • Joanne Berry-Frith (Presenter)
  • Peter Stoyko (Presenter)
  • Thomas Maiorana (Presenter)

Activity: External talk or presentationInvited talk


The response to the RSD12 Relating Systems Thinking and Design Symposium (2023) call for contributions exceeded the organisers’ capacity to program an exhibition during the symposium, so contributors have organised this series of Monday mapping studios. Each week is an opportunity to learn about different aspects of systemic design mapping, researchers’ approaches, and how they use mapping in their work.


These exhibits are a departure from pictorial maps. Two site-specific installations mapped systems so they could be experienced from multiple points of view. The third, an experiment in art-science collaboration, resulted in richly rendered systemic representations of scientific findings. Also presented is the inventory of graphical devices and an opportunity to consider notations in multi-media mapping.


Katarina-Dimitrijevic aka KraalD
Plastic Entanglement—A visual narrative with single-use plastics

Seda Özçetin and Şeyda Özçetin
Mapping a ToSsphere: Actors and relations that constitute complex policy ecosystems

Joanne Berry-Frith
Art-Science Collaboration Framework: Play as a concept

Peter Stoyko
Anatomy of System Notations: A comprehensive inventory of graphical devices


Sally Sutherland is a co-founder of the Radical Methodologies Research Group (RaM) at the University of Brighton, where is a doctoral researcher and lecturer in design. Sally's research aims to create meaningful dialogue using critical thinking and designed artefacts, and she currently focuses on culture, gender, food, feeding and motherhood.


Thomas Maiorana |

RSD studios have a casual format, starting with a talk by each researcher and moving to a conversation with a guest commenter and assembled guests. This is an invitation into the virtual studio of each researcher, who will share their map via screen share, slides, online whiteboard or other format.

View and download maps from the RSD12 exhibition on Miro.
Period8 Apr 2024
Event titleMapping Mondays: Unmapped
Event typeSeminar
LocationCanadaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Systems thinking
  • RSD12
  • Systemic design
  • Design Research
  • practice based design research
  • practice based
  • AHRC Design Star
  • sustainable design
  • sustainability
  • Radical Methodologies
  • Methodologies
  • change making