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Karl-Heinz Simon

German Society for Human Ecology
Working Group Systems Theories and Humanecology
Kassel, Germany
SIG Co-Chair: Socio-Ecological Systems (See below for information)This SIG Socio-Ecological Systems intends to help advance a sound epistemology and methodology for socio-ecological systems design in conjunction with socio-technological systems design. At the interface of science – humanities – engineering/design we investigate the interdependencies of natural – social – technological systems to develop appropriate design competencies for future oriented life concepts and thrivable ecologies, a flourishing planet, meaningful technologies, and futurable humanity.From Science to Systemic Solutions – Systems Thinking for Everyone, demand from us to find the ways and means to deal with the actual complex challenges we have co-created as human societies. Biologists, economists, engineers, architects, designers and philosophers are invited to start their conversation and collaboration. The SIG Socio-Ecological Systems addresses all those disciplines involved in an integration of knowledge through a trans-disciplinary systems approach in order to advance the specific disciplines, informed by the General Systems Approach.The SIG follows its agenda of conducting research that takes the complexity of both ecological and social systems into account and extends the subject matter into the paradigm of design and Gestaltung as living and learning system. We are aiming at developing theories, strategies and designing systems of design in a newly framed environment, to support advances in Anticipating Futures and Sustainability Leadership.Instead of continuing parallel running research projects, we encourage researchers from science, humanities, economics, and engineering/design disciplines as well as practitioners to collaborate in a trans-disciplinary process in order to decode and encode discipline specific modes of working, to co-create the cultural wisdom of Nature and Humanity, the Necessary Unity and co-develop Engineering Leadership in Creating Sustainable Systems for the Future.The SIG welcomes contributions from but is not limited to: Evolutionary systems, theories of living systems and theories of social systemsBio-digital Technologies in Socio-Ecological SystemsBiomimicry applications in Socio-Ecological SystemsUrban design (e.g. sustainable urbanism, smart cognitive cities), and regional developmentNutrition ecology, Biodiversity, agriculture and rural developmentDesigning and governing biosphere reserves and nature sanctuariesDesigning research and development systems and governmental systems to address the challenges of future-oriented thriving ecologies. Format: Presentation: 20 mins; Q&A: 10 minsKeywords: socio-ecological, socio-technological, systems, design, transdisciplinary, science, humanities, engineering, interface