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 Systems Sciences and governing Worlds, Turfs, and the Anthropocene ....
picture picture 8 Aug 2015 @ 08:18, by Heiner Benking

This week was again super-intense. International Systems Scientist gathered in Berlin for their 59th annual conference. I was around such gatherings in 1996, 1998, 2004 and happy to know some people of this "crowd".
As from my side all is published long ago I was pleased to attend the "high level" pre-conference in Herrenhausen, see last week, [link] and so had the time to remember, revisit, meet participants and see the "state of the arts" of SYSTEMS SCIENCES today.

Governing the Anthropocene: the greatest challenge for systems thinking in practice? [link] #ISSS2015 [link]

The issue/title is very ambitious, and so are many of the participants. I had intense exchanges like 20/7 - so quite a busy week. Check the programme, Visualisations by Patricia, Videos from Peter, and the next gathering in Boulder (and India) next year.

My conclusions: I will put my 15 minutes from Herrenhausen into some VIDEO Clips and I finally need to write a book one day. All is works (also of others) need common frames ! I was pleased that I heard the word Superstructure many times in the last look-out synopsis session. Let us see if we come to the Plural of Superstructure - so something we can use to connect the "dots" of Supersystems....
And I also agreed to make a GeneralThinkers gathering [link] in Berlin asap. so we can review the outcomes of the ISSS from another position with other perspectives....

I spoke much about the history of the ISSS and General Geography, General Model, and General Systems Theories and how to add "Cum Praxi" - not only in Herrenhausen....

Stay tuned - I will add here some more later ....
check: https://twitter.com/hashtag/ISSS2015?src=hash and all the
media viz of Peter and Victoria... Jones - Kamsler or so...

meanwhile maybe check-out one of my favourite SIGs:
Stefan Blachfellner, Managing Director of the BCSSS, and Liss C. Werner from Tactile Architecture, member of the BCSSS, have been invited to chair the Special Integration Group (SIG) on Socio-Ecological Systems. This SIG will be strongly connected to the research group on Socio-Ecological Systems and Systems Design at the Bertalanffy ter.

The ISSS SIG on Socio-Ecological Systems intends to help advance a sound epistemology and methodology for systems design. In cooperation with the ISSS SIG Research Towards a General Theory of Systems and other SIGs insights we investigate the interdependencies of natural – social – technological systems to develop appropriate design competencies for future oriented thrivable ecologies. We work at the interface of science – humanities – engineering/design. The call is for an integration of the knowledge of all those disciplines involved through a transdisciplinary systems approach to advance the disciplines.

As Enlightenment, Reanissance [link] but also Superstructure [link] as terms came up, maybe you like our ISSS Wholeness Seminar: [link]


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