The Systemic Design Association has benefited greatly from participation and support from a strong network of other disciplinary associations, design councils, research institutes and leading practices. The following partners are continuing and sustaining organisations, and we invite others to become partners and share in research or practice collaboration. SDA practice partners put systemic design to work in design, architecture and planning, economic and organisational development, health and well-being, policy and governance, social ecology sustinability, and sociotechnical systems.
The global association serving art and design education and research. Cumulus is a forum for partnership and transfer of knowledge and best practices.
Design and Architecture Norway (DOGA)
Hub established by Norsk Form and the Norwegian Design Council. DOGA is a driving force behind sustainable value creation through design and architecture. DOGA facilitates collaboration between creative talents and businesses and work to strengthen the role of design and architecture in shaping the Norway of tomorrow.
Toronto, and Worldwide
Flourishing Enterprise Institute
Network of research nodes for applied research and developing innovation practices in strongly sustinabel organizations. A convening group of knowledge creators, organizational and new economics researchers, systemic designers, and advanced practitioners for studies and advocacy for socioeco-collaborative flourishing.
Interdisciplinary design and innovation firm that develops products, services, systems and processes for a number of industries and sectors. With a systems oriented design practice, taking the user’s perspective whilst understanding the importance of elements such as the economy, safety, culture, ethics, sustainability, legislation and technology.
International Federation for Systems Research (IFSR)
The International Federation for Systems Research (IFSR) is the peak body of the systems community, representing over 30 organisatons and 30,000 systems scientists. IFSR is a virtual platform that convenes and facilitates the rich academic tradition not only but primarily of system sciences, cybernetics and complexity theory as a basis and the many vivid practices and applications set out to meet the challenges of the Anthropocene in the 21st century.
MaRS Discovery District
Innovation hub that supports startups in the health, cleantech, fintech, and enterprise sectors. MaRS Solutions Lab (Alex Ryan, Jerry Koh) helps Canadian cities tackle their most complex chalelges. From urban inequality and youth unemployment to advancing affordable housing and shared mobility, MaRS Solutions Lab bridges public and private organizations to deliver inclusive innovation in Canada.
The MonViso Institute is a place and state of mind as an evolving open innovation ecosystem – a real-world laboratory for research, education, entrepreneurship and new living – on sustainability transitions and regenerative design for a more resilient and just society. A real-world laboratory, to experiment with systemic design solutions to complex sustainability challenges
A human-centred design agency based in the heart of Brussels. Kristel Van Ael, partner, is lead designer of the Systemic Design Toolkit. An international team of designers from varied backgrounds and interests, we want to contribute to a better future through design through:
Design/research innovation firm led by Peter Jones. Focus on calibrated, high-performance platforms supporting productive engagement, specializing in professional practices. Customized methods and team engagements to design uniquely effective and inimitable innovations that establish an offer or brand’s relevance to customers. Practice development within client organizations to sustain innovation through the diffusion of learning value.
Directorate for Digitalisation and DOGA policy lab to stimulate public innovation
Regaining a New Sense of Well-being by Design
RSD7 Keynote. Chelsea Mauldin: I propose that designers engaged in policy and systems change design new, adjacent policy systems, recognize the primacy and requirements of the human body, and more consciously identify and address imbalances in power in the systems in which we intercede.
RSD7 Keynote. Gunter Pauli: From energy production to soil analysis, we have to change the dogmas we are working with, we have to change the business models and the hypothesis we are believing. What can we do better? How can we design a better way forward?
RSD6 Keynote. Richard Buchanan: The intersection of dialectic and inquiry is fertile ground for exploring new dimensions of design practice and theory in the complexity of contemporary life.
RSD6 Keynote. Lucy Kimbell: This talk explores the issues arising when contemporary designerly approaches attempt to address systemic challenges.
RSD6 Keynote. Sabine Junginger: So overwhelming is the intricate web of laws, rules, and regulations in a highly hierarchical and political landscape that those working under intense time pressure rarely get time to reflect on their design approaches.