27 – 28.10.2018 RSD7 official De-conference event (08:30 – 17:30) For the first time in the RSD Symposium - "Relating Systems Thinking and Design" - hosted by the
27 – 28.10.2018
For the first time in the RSD Symposium – „Relating Systems Thinking and Design“ – hosted by the Politechnical University in Torino, the organisation has added 2 extra days after the conference, so that the participants can spend some time together in an inspiring place in the Alps.
The De-Conference event will be held at the Monviso Institute (MVI), in the community of Ostana, and has been organised in collaboration with the ETH Zurich. In a relaxed and outdoor-oriented atmosphere participants can indulge in systemic design talks, critically assess the visited projects and provide feedback to the MVI and the community of Ostana.
Come to Ostana in the Valle Po, visit the MonViso Institute real-world laboratory campus, slow down, socialize and experience systemic design right after the RSD7 Symposium.
Outdoor hikes, hands-on illustrations of systemic design transitions, photography, barbecue at open fire and reflecting the conference in an inspirational setting.
Preliminary program of the RSD7 conference at Politecnico Torino
Cost: 70€ for one day (27.10.), 140€ (students 110€) for both days including accommodation and food.
Register for the conference and the de-conference via the RSD7 website
More detailed information on the daily program coming soon.
27 (Saturday) 8:30 - 28 (Sunday) 17:30
Learn how to use the woody stem parts (shives) of locally grown industrial hemp mixed with natural binder (Prompt) from the company Vicat as a sustainable building material for different
Learn how to use the woody stem parts (shives) of locally grown industrial hemp mixed with natural binder (Prompt) from the company Vicat as a sustainable building material for different applications. for support and insulating traditional stone walls, building a pizza-/bread oven and making hemp bricks.
We will learn to prepare the hemp-natural binder mix and apply it to support the traditional stone walls of the ‚Piccolo‘ – the smallest building of the MonViso Institute (MVI) campus. This house will be transformed into a ‚kilometro zero‘ tiny home for our future campus guests. We further learn to use hemp to build an outdoor bread-/pizza oven as well as a wall with Schönthaler hemp bricks .
This practical course will take a systemic approach to construction with hemp – from field (on-site) to processing (breaking the stems) to the construction product (mixture for brick and render) and its final application to one of the MVI buildings / outdoor kitchen.
10:00-12:00 THEORY SESSION
10:00 – 10:15 Systemic (Building) Design Principles at MVI
10:15 – 11:30 Introduction to Hemp, Material- and Building Physics
11:30 – 12:45 Lunch Q&As and walk up to MVI Campus
13:00 – 17:00 PRACTICAL BUILDING WORKSHOP
13:00 – 13:30 Hemp breaking and brick making
13:30 – 14:00 Wall building with hemp bricks, mortar and render
14:00 – 15:30 Bread / pizza oven building with hemp
15:30 – 16:00 Snack-break on the hemp field
16:00 – 17:00 Plastering walls of the ‚Piccolo‘ – 0-kilometro tiny home
Werner Schönthaler is a construction advisor, developer and producer of hemp bricks at Fa.Schönthaler OHG, member of Ecopassion, founding member of the wool manufactory bergauf, and has built the first hemp house ‚Castelatsch farm‚ in South Tirol. At his farm, he cultivates industrial hemp himself for various applications, including the production of natural cosmetics.
Italian (with english or german translation if needed)
private builders, architects, construction companies, bricklayers, students, people interested in building with hemp
Send us an email to email@example.com to secure your place (places limited to 25 pax as the course includes practical building)
(Saturday) 10:00 - 17:00
MonViso Institute and Schönthaler OHG
View from Above Fly drones and learn to use critical systems thinking to tackle sustainability challenges in a wonderful alpine setting In humankind’s history the emancipation of the view from above is
View from Above
Fly drones and learn to use critical systems thinking to tackle sustainability challenges in a wonderful alpine setting
In humankind’s history the emancipation of the view from above is a recent event. Only 150 years ago Nadar realised the first photographic images from a hot air balloon.
Today we have become used to seeing our wider environment from drones, planes, and satellites.
The questions we want to explore in this program are: what can we continue to learn from this special vantage point “from above” in relation to the global challenges we are facing today? How can we balance a macro- and a micro- perspective, a systemic and holistic approach with local, place-based knowledge?
TRAINING & COACHING PROGRAMS
We will approach these questions from three perspectives: an experiential, a conceptual and a practical. The experiential angle will give participants the opportunity
to learn to fly drones and to gain a technologically-mediated bird’s eye view. We will practice photography on the macro and micro level — often, similar patterns arise at different scales. The theoretical angle will metaphorically translate the view from above into a systems perspective. More specifically we will learn how to use ‘critical systems thinking’ to guide our enquiry into complex, sustainability challenges. Finally, we will leverage this freshly gained perspective in working on
a real-life case that relates to the specific setting of this program:
the viability of fragile, high-altitude alpine settlements in an age of rapid ecological and demographic change.
The program will be held on the mountain campus of the Monviso Institute, in the village of Ostana just a few kilometers from the sources
of the great Po river and facing the highest peak of the Mediterranean Alps — Monte Viso. The Institute
is an evolving playful mountain
hub for research, education and entrepreneurship in sustainability transformations and social-ecological design, where rich traditional place-based knowledge merges
with modern technology.
This program is offered immediately ahead of the Seventh RSD Symposium (RSD7) ‘Challenging Complexity by Systemic Design towards Sustainability’, hosted by the Politecnico di Torino in Turin (Italy). The mountain campus of the Monviso Institute is only an hour’s drive
away from the symposium location.
introductory, but some experience in systems thinking and sustainability challenges is welcome.
Systemic designers, organisational/ community change leaders, innovation coaches, facilitators of participatory processes, planners, architects, sustainability advocates
Philippe Vandenbroeck, co-founder at shiftN and Tobias Luthe, Researcher & Lecturer Systemic Design at ETH Zürich and founder of the Monviso Institute.
2 1/2 full days.
20 to 23 October 2018 (course finish is at 9am)
Monviso Institute, Ostana, Italy. http://monviso-institute.org
1.200 euro, excl. of 21% VAT (includes meals, refreshments and course material, excludes accomodation locally)
20 (Saturday) 12:00 - 23 (Tuesday) 9:00
Shift N, MonViso Institute