Designing for Systems-Level Change and Transitions Toward More Sustainable Futures

Speaker: Terry Irwin


  • Transitioning entire societies toward more sustainable long-term futures is what Thomas Berry called the great work of the 21st century.
  • It will involve ongoing systems-level change over long horizons of time.
  • And will challenge us to develop a deep understanding of complex systems: their anatomy and dynamics.


Flourishing Lives in Another World

Flourishing Lives in Another World

RSD6 Keynote. John Ehrenfeld: The modernist bundle of beliefs and norms, which has powered Western societies for centuries, has begun to misfire badly in both the human and natural domains. “Sustainability” is not the answer.

RSD 10 Call for Papers

RSD10 offers a platform for discussing ongoing work with peers and presents the state-of-the-art in the systemic design field. This year there are two paper tracks: short papers for ongoing work, and long papers for finished work.

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