Symposium I Diversity in systemic practice and thinking: the program

We are happy to announce the CSRP Institute’s First Symposium program, keeping in mind the current restrictions, we have figured out a time and place where at least some of us will manage to gather together on the 7th November 2021 from Bruxelles!The intent for this year is to have a small gathering to catch up on research and projects, and to more easily organise the CSRP Institute’s next steps. The participation is open also to interested non-members within this years limited holding capacity. We have programmed 7 short talks within the Symposium’s theme “Diversity in systemic practice and thinking” from people among us, including of course an Open Discussion session in the afternoon. All of them will be accessible from a Zoom meeting link you will receive for participation.  

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Guest Lecturer CAFA (Chinese Academy of Fine Arts): The Superficiality of Design, Skin deep, deep skin

21 October 2021
The Superficiality of Design
Skin deep, deep skin

Guest Lecturer: Dr Susu Nousala
‘The Art of Systemic Learning and Practice‘

Transdisciplinary Design is to address this problem and to
empower the students to have a wider, stronger, richer
knowledge in design and design related disciplines so they
can make cross reference from a wide spectrum of knowledge
when confronted with complex academic and professional
design issue or task.

Congratulatios Timothée Landa!

Timothée Landa, young researcher has grown his capacity and interest in systemic thinking, social-ecological systems and community resilience by concluding a 6 months intership period by researching in practice and writing his master thesis.

In the context of our main practice base at the growing farm, in the area of Terre d’Ebre, Spain. Timothée identified a water and growth pressure in the Priorat comarca and recognised the social mechanisms of resilience responding to the pressure. The research included landscape observation and mapping and exploratory and targeted interviews with the inhabitants of the village of El Masroig who participated and welcomed the investigation with sheer enthusiasm and benevolence.

Master thesis proposal

Social mechanisms of resilience and time lags in the Social-Ecological System (SES) of Priorat
Master Candidate Timothee Landa
Political Sciences, Agro Paris Tech, Governing the Transition, Ecology and society; Sciences Po Saint-Germain Germain-en-Laye, timothee.landa.1220@gmail.com

Under the supervision
Professor Susu Nousala, Co-president CSRP Institute
Doctor Cécile Ferrieux, Senior lecturer University of Agro Paris Tech
Professor Cécile Blatrix, Professor University of Agro Paris Tech

Abstract

The main objective of this research is to analyze the agriculturally based social movement impacting the preservation of the environment through a social movement that has maintained a sustained campaign of “claim making” (Tilly et al. 2009). The study considers the main actors of the social mobilization as agents of the socioecosystem of Priorat. Those social agents are the actors of the mechanism who perform actions contributing to resilience of the socioecosystem. We focus on the mobilization over the Siurana river derivation, the Siurana river being one of the main river of the comarca of Priorat which is the 2nd smallest administrative Spanish territorial division. The derivation of key water sourcestoward another water basin incombination of the emergence of Climate Change’s consequences are currently putting the region under a high level of hydric stress. The issues related to this derivation are threatening not only the environments but also the livelihood of the inhabitants, for most of the economy is based on agriculture. As such, investigating the roots of the mobilization could help disclose the symbiotic relationship between the inhabitants of the comarca and their biotic and abiotic environment. This study focuses on the comarca of Priorat as a whole.

First page of the Master thesis: Social mechanisms of resilience and time lags in the Social-Ecological System (SES) of Priorat

For more information or to get access to read the full work contact us

Creative Systemic Research, Susu Nousala + Jelena Sucic (ST-ON 2021-02-08)

Rather than a top-down abstract approach to #SystemicDesign#CreativeSystemic Research builds bottom-up with communities in a longitudinal appreciation of learning. Susu Nousala and Jelena Sucic session with #SystemsThinking Ontario now released at

Creative Systemic Research at Systems Thinking Ontario 2021-02-08

Commencement Assembly

On 1st December 2020, CSRP Institute came into existence!
Many thanks to all those who support, are part of this project,
and have made it possible !
Let’s grow it together!