The world we live in is hectic and multifaceted, characterized by continuous changes that are more frequent, radical and dramatic than ever before. Their dimension rapidly shifts from local to global and vice-versa, due to the increased interconnected nature of relations, affecting society at many different levels. This results in a rising complexity that requires new creative solutions with a high degree of adaptability to be properly addressed. It is in this scenario that Systemic Design can effectively integrate systems thinking with design to address this complexity, by creating new resilient systems moving towards sustainability at environmental, social and economic levels.
The 7th Relating Systems Thinking and Design Symposium will be hosted by Politecnico di Torino in Turin (Italy). The aim is to promote an international debate on the multiple applications and purposes on which the systems thinking in design is developed towards sustainability. The symposium will generate nurturing interdisciplinary collaborations and discussions, involving academics, designers and professionals.