Relating Systems Thinking and Design: Possibilities and Practices of Systemic Design (Event)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication Peer-review


As designers look to address systemic challenges, they must wrestle with tensions and conflicting requirements within their practices and the situations they seek to change. Systemic questions cannot be approached one at a time in isolation. Yet, it is inevitable that design is partial in its engagements – to address everything is implausible or uncritical to implicit boundary judgements and the privileges of dominant perspectives. Unpredictable interdependencies require a cautious approach, yet incremental strategies risk entrenching underlying errors and injustices by making the status quo more palatable. Profound, long-term changes are needed, but the urgency of the present also demands immediately achievable actions.
Period2022 → …
Event typeConference
LocationBrighton, United KingdomShow on map