This summer, Sergej performed his Final Oral Review in Chicago. This marked the end of his PhD journey. Sergej’s dissertation examines the ways in which the metaphors that designers use in design conversations become embodied in the systems that they are creating. It assumes that by making designers aware of their use of metaphor, they can better cope with the complex and dynamic nature of the challenges presented in design in a broadly ecological sense. A sneak preview of his dissertation (which is in the process of being published open access through Proquest) can be found here: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/311705912_Embodying_Metaphors_in_Systems In October, Sergej presented his work together with jazz musicians in The Netherlands and facilitated dialogue with the audience.