Summer 2019 Issue of She Ji - Guest edited by OCADU Professor Peter Jones

 

Thursday, October 3, 2019

The joint editorial opens with:

The emerging field of systemic design has expanded to engage with increasingly important societal issues ranging from housing and quality of life in cities, to foreign policy, immigration, and cultural development, as well as our environments and ecologies. Bruno Latour identifies these as new design issues in his A Cautious Prometheus. He describes interconnected matters of concern, asking on our behalf:

“Why should this prove to be an impossible task? Why can the powerful visual vocabulary that has been devised in the past by generations of artists, engineers, designers, philosophers, artisans, and activists for matters of fact, not be devised (I hesitate to say restyled) for matters of concern?”

Birger and Peter continue in the editorial to review the 5 articles with a “Siskel & Ebert” (movie reviewers) style of argumentation, with ideas and counterpoints for most of the papers, especially the Viewpoint (keynote) articles, which include new works from Richard Buchanan, John Ehrenfeld, and Kees Dorst. 

The collection consists of:

  • Richard Buchanan, Systems Thinking and Design Thinking: The Search for Principles in the World We Are Making
  • John Ehrenfeld, Flourishing: Designing a Brave New World
  • Kees Dorst, Design beyond Design
  • Florian Schütz, Marie Lena Heidingsfelder, Martina Schraudner, Co-shaping the Future in Quadruple Helix Innovation Systems: Uncovering Public Preferences toward Participatory Research and Innovation
  • Evan Barba, Cognitive Point of View in Recursive Design

The entire issue, as with all She Ji journal issues, can be downloaded as Open Access.  https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/she-ji-the-journal-of-design-economics-and-innovation/vol/5/issue/2

Also, for those who may have missed the RSD5 theme issue the first time it was announced, Peter Jones guest edited the issue from Autumn 2017 (available 2018) based on five top papers presented at RSD5 in Toronto, 2016. The cover image selected for this issue was a course-based synthesis map designed in the course with Jeremy Bowes and Peter (who have an article on synthesis mapping in tis issue). The systems map of Hyperconnectivity was lead designed by Pupul Bisht, with her SFI team consisting of Kashfia Rahman, Ian Prieto-McTair, and Macy Siu.

The articles in this issue consists of:

  • Peter Jones, The Systemic Turn: Leverage for World Changing
  • Eloise Taysom & Nathan Crilly, Resilience in Sociotechnical Systems: The Perspectives of Multiple Stakeholders
  • Mieke van der Bijl-Brouwer, Designing for Social Infrastructures in Complex Service Systems: A Human-Centered and Social Systems Perspective on Service Design
  • Manuela Aguirre, Natalia Agudelo, & Jonathan Romm, Design Facilitation as Emerging Practice: Analyzing How Designers Support Multi-stakeholder Co-creation
  • Tim Tompson, Understanding the Contextual Development of Smart City Initiatives: A Pragmatist Methodology
  • Peter Jones & Jeremy Bowes, Rendering Systems Visible for Design: Synthesis Maps as Constructivist Design Narratives

City MOGULS is a unique event that celebrates Toronto's entrepreneurs in an unforgettable fashion show to raise money for Canadian charities. This year we are proud to be supporting Covenant House Toronto.  The event is Thursday, November 7th at The Toronto Event Centre and we are looking for volunteers! This will be an amazing opportunity to meet people from all different industries in Toronto, as well as be a part of an amazing charity event. If any students are interested in this opportunity, please fill out THIS google form no later than Monday October 21st. If you have any questions or concerns, please email Victoria Marshman at victoria@citymoguls.com or visit www.citymoguls.com for more information.   
Onomatopee - Diagrams-of-Power-Cover
Please see below for full details. 
Left: Eryn Loughheed illustration. Right: Owen Marshall stop sign work. Images Courtesy of the Artists.
These eight emerging bookmakers, photographers, publishers, printmakers and ephemera-enthusiasts will showcase and market their editioned prints, books, or other artworks to a growing audience of over 10,000 artists, curators, collectors, and book-lovers.
Artist Luke Parnell working at rooftop studio, Guanajuato, Mexico
Luke Parnell, Assistant Professor at OCAD University’s Faculty of Art, is taking part as a resident artist at the 2019 Festival Internacional Cervantino  ̶  one of the largest arts festivals in the world. As this year's guest country at the festival, Canada will feature its vibrant and diverse arts sector on the stages and streets of Guanajuato, Mexico. As a resident artist, Parnell is working in a rooftop studio, with the backdrop of Guanajuato, October 13 to 19, 2019.
Dr. Caroline Langill, Vice-President, Academic & Provost, OCAD University, joined higher education and Indigenous leaders at the fifth annual Building Reconciliation Forum held last week at Algoma University – the only university in Canada located on the site of a former residential school.   Jointly hosted by Algoma University, Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig, Nipissing University, Cape Breton University and the University of Northern British Columbia, the forum brought together more than 250 participants including university and Indigenous community leaders, Elders, residential school survivors, partners and students from across the country.I n advance of the fifth anniversary of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, the forum offered participants a valuable opportunity to exchange ideas and share best practices on how to advance reconciliation through higher education and support the healing journey. 
Konstanz Workshop & Lecture
TITLE: ILLOKONSTANZ VOL 01 VENUE: Kulturzentrum, Konstanz, Germany DATES:  October 14 - 19 OCADU Professors Gary Taxali will be exhibiting work and presenting a lecture/workshop along with illustrators Greg Mably (OCADU Professor), Thilo Rothacker, Ellen Weinstein, Marc Burckhardt, and Thomas Fuchs.  
Anson Liaw - Blame It On Me
OCADU Instructor Anson Liaw has been named 1 of 50 winning artists selected by CIRCLE QUARTERLY ART REVIEW magazine.  His artwork will be featured for publication in print and online for the Fall 2019 issue of CIRCLE QUARTERLY ART REVIEW.  Three of his illustration images were selected as winning images and will be featured along with a short artist statement sharing his perspectives.  The Titles of  three illustration images (see below) are:  Title: Blame It On Me Title: Slim Pickings Title: Born Evil
Onomatopee - Diagrams-of-Power-Cover
Edited by Patricio Dávila, and designed by Ali Qadeer and Patricia Pastén  
SheJi - Brain
Sheji - Peter Jones
Thursday, October 3, 2019

The joint editorial opens with:

The emerging field of systemic design has expanded to engage with increasingly important societal issues ranging from housing and quality of life in cities, to foreign policy, immigration, and cultural development, as well as our environments and ecologies. Bruno Latour identifies these as new design issues in his A Cautious Prometheus. He describes interconnected matters of concern, asking on our behalf:

“Why should this prove to be an impossible task? Why can the powerful visual vocabulary that has been devised in the past by generations of artists, engineers, designers, philosophers, artisans, and activists for matters of fact, not be devised (I hesitate to say restyled) for matters of concern?”

Birger and Peter continue in the editorial to review the 5 articles with a “Siskel & Ebert” (movie reviewers) style of argumentation, with ideas and counterpoints for most of the papers, especially the Viewpoint (keynote) articles, which include new works from Richard Buchanan, John Ehrenfeld, and Kees Dorst. 

The collection consists of:

  • Richard Buchanan, Systems Thinking and Design Thinking: The Search for Principles in the World We Are Making
  • John Ehrenfeld, Flourishing: Designing a Brave New World
  • Kees Dorst, Design beyond Design
  • Florian Schütz, Marie Lena Heidingsfelder, Martina Schraudner, Co-shaping the Future in Quadruple Helix Innovation Systems: Uncovering Public Preferences toward Participatory Research and Innovation
  • Evan Barba, Cognitive Point of View in Recursive Design

The entire issue, as with all She Ji journal issues, can be downloaded as Open Access.  https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/she-ji-the-journal-of-design-economics-and-innovation/vol/5/issue/2

Also, for those who may have missed the RSD5 theme issue the first time it was announced, Peter Jones guest edited the issue from Autumn 2017 (available 2018) based on five top papers presented at RSD5 in Toronto, 2016. The cover image selected for this issue was a course-based synthesis map designed in the course with Jeremy Bowes and Peter (who have an article on synthesis mapping in tis issue). The systems map of Hyperconnectivity was lead designed by Pupul Bisht, with her SFI team consisting of Kashfia Rahman, Ian Prieto-McTair, and Macy Siu.

The articles in this issue consists of:

  • Peter Jones, The Systemic Turn: Leverage for World Changing
  • Eloise Taysom & Nathan Crilly, Resilience in Sociotechnical Systems: The Perspectives of Multiple Stakeholders
  • Mieke van der Bijl-Brouwer, Designing for Social Infrastructures in Complex Service Systems: A Human-Centered and Social Systems Perspective on Service Design
  • Manuela Aguirre, Natalia Agudelo, & Jonathan Romm, Design Facilitation as Emerging Practice: Analyzing How Designers Support Multi-stakeholder Co-creation
  • Tim Tompson, Understanding the Contextual Development of Smart City Initiatives: A Pragmatist Methodology
  • Peter Jones & Jeremy Bowes, Rendering Systems Visible for Design: Synthesis Maps as Constructivist Design Narratives
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