Systems and Places

Sweeting, B. (Organiser)

Activity: EventsWorkshop


Workshop during Relating Systems Thinking and Design 7 conference.

“Place” is an important consideration not just amongst spatial disciplines such as architecture and urban design, but also in fields that are seemingly less tangible, such as the design of services, policy, and technologies. “Place” is both a value under threat from globalisation, networked technologies, ecological and humanitarian disasters and a contributing factor to political and social tensions.
 While the abstraction of systemic approaches makes them incredibly adaptable, giving them their wide range of applicability, this is inevitably distancing from the material, spatial and personal.
 This workshop will focus on the roles played by place and other material and spatial factors in the fields in which participants are working; the importance of how systems become manifest in spaces and artefacts; the consequences of spatial factors for systems; and the role of spatiality and embodiment within systemic methods. Examples will be drawn from the unique context of the Lingotto building in which the conference is being held.
Period23 Oct 2018
Event typeWorkshop
LocationTorino, Italy
Degree of RecognitionInternational