Relating Systems Thinking and Design IV


  • Birger Sevaldson Professor, PhD, Arkitektur- og designhøgskolen i Oslo



The fourth special issue of FormAkademisk on the theme of Systemic Design features articles from RSD5 2016 held at OCADU, Toronto October 13 to 15. The themes of these five full papers are covering development of the design field at large, methodology development and practice of learning and education. The other main thread in this issue is sustainability, circular economy and urban co living strategies.

The special issue follows after the publication of the RSD5 proceedings , containing videos, abstracts and working papers from the conference. In these full papers the themes form the presentations and working papers are developed further. The proceedings are found at:

Parallel to this special issue a Springer Book is published with Peter Jones as editor presenting an additional set of selected papers.

Following the three former special issues it is fair to state that systemic design has developed beyond the initial point where it was still unclear what the notion of Systemic Design was covering and how it should be developed. The current issue demonstrates that systemic design has a wide reach and depth in its explorations.

Cover image by Elisabeth Bjørndal Skjelten.

Illustration of a woman that dives into an abstract construction of complexity




Hvordan referere

Sevaldson, B. (2018). Relating Systems Thinking and Design IV. FormAkademisk - forskningstidsskrift for design og designdidaktikk, 11(4).