When a tree is also a multispecies collective, a photosynthesis process and a carbon cycle: A systemic typology of natural nonhuman stakeholders when designing for sustainability

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Abstrakti

Design research and practice is increasingly aware of the sustainability crisis. Various initiatives have started to argue for a need to acknowledge and accommodate the needs of natural entities and systems in relation to sustainability. Such more-than-human considerations have also entered collaborative and participatory design. However, there yet seems to be a lack of broad and systemic perspectives on which natural entities to consider when designing for sustainability. Therefore, we developed a systemic typology of natural nonhuman stakeholders based on empirical study in a garden and analysis rooted in the distinctions, relationships, systems, perspectives – DRSP – theoretical structure for systems thinking. Our typology suggests seven distinct types: individual organisms, single species collectives, multi-species collectives, life processes, living systems, biogeochemical cycles and processes of the atmosphere. However, our findings indicate that one living entity represents several stakeholder types simultaneously. This illuminates a tension between the simplistic and systemic view of stakeholders in collaborative design and calls for a shift towards systemic mental models and new theories, approaches, methods and tools. In this article, we present our methodology and the typology developed; then we discuss the potential implications of the typology on collaborative and participatory design and avenues for further research.
AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
OtsikkoProceedings of Relating Systems Thinking and Design (RSD10) 2021 Symposium
JulkaisupaikkaThe Netherlands
Sivut1-11
Sivumäärä11
TilaJulkaistu - marraskuuta 2021
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisuussa
TapahtumaRelating Systems Thinking and Design Symposium - Delft University of Technology, Delft, Alankomaat
Kesto: 2 marraskuuta 20216 marraskuuta 2021
Konferenssinumero: 10
http://rsd10.org/

Julkaisusarja

NimiRelating Systems Thinking and Design Symposium Proceedings
KustantajaSystemic Design Association
ISSN (elektroninen)2371-8404

Conference

ConferenceRelating Systems Thinking and Design Symposium
LyhennettäRSD
Maa/AlueAlankomaat
KaupunkiDelft
Ajanjakso02/11/202106/11/2021
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