Holoslo Project by Marie Davidova 2006

This web communicates teaching and researching systems thinking in design practice at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO). The concept of Systems Oriented Design is developed by Prof. Birger Sevaldson and collegues in the context of the OCEAN design research association and AHO. The main intention with this concept is to develop design proprietary skills, techniques and methods for systems thinking and systems practice in design.

If there is interrest to this theme the site will be developed into a more open and collective network web on the theme of systems thinking in design practice. Please contact me for input: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Here is a list with the companies and organizations we have been working with:


Long term collaboration

2019 - DIFI Stimulab project

2014- SEMCON AS Kongsberg

2012 - Halogen

2011-2016 The Performance Group / Rambøll

2010-  Norsk Designråd

2012-  Attendo

2011- 2014  Beyond Risør

2011- 2015  Kwant Controls

2011- 2015    Ulstein Power and Control

2011- 2013   RED


Short term collaborations

2019 NAV

2019 EAT

2019 Making Waves

2018 Dagens Næringsliv

2017 UDI

2017 Gjensidige

2017 Salto

2016 Fylkesbiblioteket i Vestfold

2016 Tønsberg Kommune

2015 Tønsberg Library

2015 NRK

2014 Sykehjemsetaten Oslo Kommune

2014 Furuseth Library

2013 ABB

2013 the Lillehammer Youth Olympics

2013 Dr. Charlotte Lunde

2013 ABUP

2013 Sensofc

2012  Legevakten Oslo

2012  Choice Hotels

2012  Husbanken

2012  Design uten Grenser

2011  VOSS

2011  UDI

2011  Elopac

2011  Medema

2011  Gjensidige

2011   Salto (Electrical Vehicle charging)

2011 Policy Support and UNIDIR

2010- The Performance Group

2010  Nettbuss

2010  Øyafestivalen

2009  Miniøya

2008  Deichmanske library



OCADU Toronto

University College of Ålesund

Chalmers Institute of Technology

The University College of Oslo and Akershus

Estonian Institute of Technology


Former relations

National Academi of Art and Design, Oslo

KTH Stockholm

Kolding School of Design

Syracuse School of Architecture

For Organisations




We engage with organizations in several ways:

Collaboration with companies in the Master studios at Oslo School of Architecture. Organisations serve as test cases for the students. The gain for the organisation is experience with systems oriented design, a deep analysis of the organisations as a system and development of possible new concepts.

Organisations as partners in research projects. We seek organisations to develop research projects with external and internal funding to develop systems oriented design further. The organisations will gain from a long-term targeted collaboration

Test-run. we offer a two day test-run in the form of a workshop were we work together on real problems while introducing the basic concepts of systems oriented design.

Please contact Birger Sevaldson for more information:

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+47 9118 9544


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