12th Reinventing Space Conf (Nov 2014, London UK)

Dates: 18-20 Nov 2014
Location: London UK
Website: http://www.rispace.org/
Deadline for submissions: 2 June 2014

The space industry is constantly innovating. 2014 has already presented a number of challenges and opportunities. What is the future of global cooperation? How will cuts in US government spending affect the private sector? How will the commercial launch sector evolve? Will suborbital be a game changer? Reinventing Space addresses these issues and more.

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EuropIA.14: 14th Intl Conf of Advances in Design Sciences and Technology (Oct 2014, France)

Dates: 1-3 October 2014
Location: Nice – Cote d’Azur, France
Website: http://eia14.europia.org
Deadline for submissions: 30 May 2014

Theme: Architecture, City and Information Design

EuropIA Conferences are organized as a cross-platform for the study and analysis of the application of the ICT to architecture, archaeology, building engineering, civil engineering, urban design and policy analysis. The aim of EuropIA international conferences is to promote advancements of information and communication technology (ICT) and their effective application for the Building and Construction industry.
The characteristic of these conferences is the interaction of different disciplines regarding their approach, methods and techniques for the application of advanced technologies.

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DESIGNA 2014: Intl Conf on Design Research (Nov 2014, Portugal)

Dates: 20-21 November 2014
Location: University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal
Website: http://www.designa.ubi.pt/en/2014
Deadline for submissions: 31 May 2014

DESIRE is the chosen theme to DESIGNA’s 4th edition, returning to the University of Beira Interior November 20th and 21st, 2014.

 The call for papers starts today and will be open until May 31st. We welcome the submission of original communication proposals with a seminal propensity that are able to explore the connection between Design and Desire within one of the six thematic frames that structure the conference: Communication, Multimedia, Product, Fashion, Theory and Education.

In this first moment, we invite researchers and designers to submit an abstract with their intended communication proposal. After a double blind review process and the authors’ acceptance notification, we will ask for the submission of the full paper, regarding the publication of the proceedings. The submission procedures can be found in the conference’s website – www.designa.ubi.pt/en/2014 -, a platform available both in portuguese and in english, where you can check all the necessary information about the event and its calendar.

DESIGNA has been contributing, since 2011, to consolidate the research on Design both academically and socially, nationally and internationally. Therefore, we ask everyone who’s interested to spread the word about the conference’s call for papers and to join us at Covilhã next November.

Design for a Billion (Nov 2014, India)

Dates: 8-9 November 2014
Location: Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, India
Contact: design@iitgn.ac.in
Deadline for proposals: 1 August 2014

The Design and Innovation Center (DIC) will be hosting an international interdisciplinary conference titled Design For a Billion.
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AIGA Design Educators Conference (Portland September 2014): Call for Panel Abstracts

NEW VENTURES: INTERSECTIONS IN DESIGN EDUCATION
Call for Panel Abstracts

Dates: September 11–13, 2014
Location: Portland, Oregon
Website: http://educators.aiga.org/call-for-panel-abstracts/
Abstract Submission Deadline: April 11, 2014 — 5:00 pm (PST)

New ventures are propelling design educators and students to re-think how, where and what types of experiences best serve a design education in the 21st century.

  • How does a program’s location within a school, college or university create broader opportunities for learning as well as more defined, discipline specific learning?
  • What potential collaborations occur when new partners emerge?
  • How do different student cultures work together? (i.e. business, engineering and graphic design students).
  • How can faculty from different disciplines co-create a new model of design education?

From the creation of new types of graduate programs (DMBA), to the physical creation of design think tanks and venture accelerator programs on campuses — a new landscape of collaboration, intersection and adventure is quickly emerging.

Join fellow design educator and professionals in the vibrant design community of Portland, Oregon for two inspiring days of exciting intersections in the form of panel sessions, poster presentations, a juried student show, and lively conversation!

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Living and Learning – 2nd International Conference of the Association of Architectural Educators (September 2014 Sheffield, UK)

Call for Proposals - ‘Living and Learning’: AAE conference 2014

3rd September – 5th September, School of Architecture, University of Sheffield, UK

‘Living and Learning’ explores the notion of ‘liveness’, not just as experienced through live projects, but expanded to consider different forms of community participation and civic engagement, material and constructed interventions. This conference offers a platform for critical reflection on the most recent wave of ‘live’ innovations in design studio teaching and beyond. The conference is centred on architecture education, but invites contributions from any disciplinary context which might offer insight and spark critical debate.

Potential questions to be explored include:

  • What are the various understandings of the term ‘live’ in relation to pedagogy?
  • What is the theoretical basis for ‘going live’ in our teaching?
  • Where are the parallels with other disciplines and how might these challenge or enrich our practices?
  • What are the different motivations for ‘liveness’ and how does it operate at different stages of architectural education?
  • What does ‘live’ mean in online, digital environment?
  • How do the responsibilities of ‘liveness’ co-exist with risk-taking, play and experimentation?

Challenging the traditional conference model, re-inventing it as a social and spatial event, ‘Living and Learning’ develops a more varied feast of exchanges and offerings, with reading groups, performances, workshops and other activities taking place alongside more conventional conference activities. Events will take place both within the University, its Architecture School and elsewhere in the city, aiming to engage a wider audience of students and members of the public in the debate around architectural education.

We invite contributions from people located in any disciplinary area, both within and outside of academia: anyone with relevant experience or with something to say about ‘liveness’ in learning. See our Submission Instructions.

For more information: http://aaeconference2014.wordpress.com/

FabLearn Europe (June 2014, Denmark)

Dates: 16 June 2014
Location: Aarhus University, Denmark
Website: http://www.fablearn.eu
Deadline for submissions: 30 April 2014

Theme: KEY CHALLENGES IN DIGITAL FABRICATION FOR 21ST CENTURY EDUCATION CONFERENCE: design – build – make – learn

FabLearn Europe invites submissions for the first joint FabLearn conference in Europe to be held on June 16, 2014 at Aarhus University. The one-day conference organized jointly by Stanford University, Bremen University and Aarhus University brings together international researchers, educators, designers, and makers to discuss and explore digital fabrication in education, making, and hands-on learning for the 21st Century. FabLearn Europe is a spinoff of the global FabLearn conference, and builds on the strong and dedicated community that has developed around the event for the past three years at Stanford University.

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UrbanIxD Symposium: city | data | future (Sep 2014, Venice Italy)

Dates: 25 September 2014
Location: Venice, Italy
Website: http://www.citydatafuture.eu
Deadline for submissions: 15 May 2014

Alongside the UrbanIxD exhibition taking place in Venice, the project is presenting a one-day symposium to encourage debate and discussion around the themes of the exhibition, and of the UrbanIxD project itself. This exhibition is a culmination of the work that has been carried out over the two-year duration of the UrbanIxD project, in particular the work of the Summer School held in 2013.

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Fashion Thinking – Theory, History, Practice (Oct 2014, Denmark)

Dates: 30 October – 1 November 2014
Location: University of Southern Denmark
Website: http://www.sdu.dk/en/Om_SDU/Institutter_centre/Idk/Arrangementer/FASHION+THINKING
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 1 May 2014

Over the past 20 years, Fashion Studies has established itself as a significant, trans- disciplinary field of research covering a range of topics and methodologies. The conference Fashion Thinking wishes to mark this development with an international conference that explores and challenges the theory, history and practice of Fashion Thinking in it widest sense as paradigms of critical thought and creative practice. Fashion is here understood both as material objects and the process involved in producing and consuming fashion including logics of gender, age, culture, status and sexuality within a historical and contemporary context.

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DRHA 2014 Conference: Communication Futures: Connecting interdisciplinary design practices in arts/culture, academia and the creative industries (Aug 2014, London UK)

Dates: 31 August – 3 September 2014
Location: London, UK
Website: http://www.drha2014.co.uk/
Deadline for submission of proposals: 14 April 2014

The University of Greenwich is glad to announce the Open Call for the Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts International Conference.

DRHA2014 is an annual conference whose goal is to bring together the creators, users, distributors, and custodians of digital research and resources in the arts, design and humanities to explore the capture, archiving and communication of complex and creative research processes. DRHA provides an intellectual and physical space for cross-disciplinary discussion and the generation of new ideas, resulting in many new networks and productive research relationships.

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