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The Gigamap Interview with Birger Sevaldson

Sevaldson, Birger (2021) The Gigamap Interview with Birger Sevaldson. In: Proceedings of Relating Systems Thinking and Design (RSD10) 2021 Symposium, 2-6 Nov 2021, Delft, The Netherlands.

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As an introduction to the official RSD10 systems map exhibition opening on Wednesday, November 03 at TU Delft, we invited Professor Birger Sevaldson to reflect on the practice of gigamapping and how it has evolved since its origination.

Gigamapping is a practice that has become well known in the RSD community. System mapping or synthesis mapping are similar practices that have also gained popularity in the past years. The practice originated at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design around 2006, with the work of Birger Sevaldson. Since then, the practice has been openly shared with other communities, and it has been adopted by many different groups.

In this year’s RSD exhibition, there are 17 contributions from seven different institutes. There are maps from Carnegie Mellon University (US), the National Institute of Design (India,) Istanbul Technical University (Turkey), Delft University of Technology (NL), OCAD University (Canada), Cardiff University (UK), and Savannah College of Art and Design (US). This year’s topics are diverse, from systems of responses to the recent pandemic, systems affected by climate change, to maps that take a critical look at the systems of designers (and students) themselves.

Item Type: Conference/Workshop Item (Other)
Divisions: Faculty of Design
Date Deposited: 20 May 2022 20:10
Last Modified: 20 May 2022 20:15
URI: https://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/3819

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