anti-po-des call for abstracts, issue 3, 2015 (Nov 2014)

Website: http://www.anti-po-des-designjournal.org.nz
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 10 Nov 2014

structures : the conceptual, physical and ideological structures by which design efforts, actions, processes, objects and discourses impact on society; and vice versa.

anti-po-des invites abstracts for papers that explore or engage with the concept of structure at the intersection of design and society. Whether from the perspective of design in society, or from the social within design(ing), it is the structures that mediate and are mediated by this relationship that we invite researchers, practitioners, sociologists and others to focus on for issue 3.

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Special Issue of Intl Review of Social Research: Culture, Market and Society – Between marketization of culture and culturalization of market (Dec 2014)

Website: http://www.irsr.eu
Deadline for submission: 1 December 2014

This special issue will be published as Volume 5, Issue 1, February 2015.

Guest editors: Philippe Chantepie (Ecole Polytechnique-Telecom Paris-Tech / Orange), Anda Becu=00 (National Institute for Research and Cultural Training), Dan Eugen Raiu (Babe-Bolyai University)

In the last decades of the 20th century the academic research has become aware of and interested in the changes brought by the industrialization and democratization of culture. Whatever the concepts used to define these changes – “information society”, “new economy”, “creative economy”, “knowledge-based economy”, or “network society”, they reflect the interest in the relation between culture, society and economy. Mass society corresponds to a high scale of production, distribution and consumption of cultural artifacts and services. In this context, the art for the sake of art becomes questionable and this has transformed the cultural field and the artists as well. A new definition of culture, more extensive and inclusive, was needed to express different values and practices. Authors like Pierre Bourdieu or Richard Florida opened the debate, by bringing into the attention of academic world social and cultural practices ignored before and they launched a new approach in their research field.

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Special Issue of Wi: Journal of Mobile Media: Mobile Trash (Nov 2014)

Website: http://technotrash.org/cfp-mobile-trash-2016/
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 1 November 2014

EDITED BY MEL HOGAN & ANDREA ZEFFIRO (JANUARY 2016)

For this special issue of Wi: Journal of Mobile Media [wi.mobilities.ca], we are gathering contributions that address the idea of ‘mobile trash.’

The intention of this issue is to reconfigure the concepts of ‘mobile’ and ‘mobilities’ in relation to trash, by its various definitions and formations, from new materialism, feminism, media ecology, media archaeology, and queer frameworks.

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Special Issue of Artifact: The Design Concept Anthology (March 2014)

Deadline for submissions: 3 March 2014
Website: http://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/artifact/information/authors

Back in the 1990’s, the graphic designer Bruce Mau proclaimed that “everything is design.” However, when everything is design, nothing is design. This inherently contradictory nature of Mau’s statement enabled it to be read as a provocation as well as a promotion of the design concept. Today the echo from back then sounds hopelessly antiquated: the field has expanded to a state of formless dissolution and it is now commonplace to understand design as if not everything, then something close. The design concept is topical and trendy, it is discussed and used in a great many areas and in manifold ways; when it comes to content as well as scale the concept covers countless subjects, places, objects, and processes.

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8th Intl Conf on Design Principles and Practices (Jan 2014, Vancouver Canada)

Dates: 16-18 January 2014
Location: UBC Robson Square, Vancouver, Canada
Website: http://designprinciplesandpractices.com/the-conference/
Deadline for submissions: 16 December 2013

Theme: Design as Collective Intelligence

The Eighth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices will be held at the University of British Columbia at Robson Square in downtown Vancouver, Canada, from 16-18 January 2014. The conference is co-hosted in partnership with Emily Carr University of Art + Design and Carleton University School of Industrial Design. Proposals for paper presentations, poster sessions, workshops, roundtables or colloquia are invited, addressing design through one of the following themes:

* Design Education
* Design in Society
* Design Management and Professional Practice
* Visual Design
* Designed Objects
* Architectonic, Spatial, and Environmental Design
* Design as Collective Intelligence (2014 Featured Theme)
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3rd IEEE Intl Workshop on the Social Implications of Pervasive Computing for Sustainable Living (Mar 2014, Budapest)

Dates: 24-28 March 2014
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Website: http://www.sipc2014.blogspot.com
Deadline for submissions: 30 October 2013

The Third IEEE International Workshop on the Social Implications of Pervasive Computing for Sustainable Living (SIPC ’14) in conjunction with the Twelfth IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications – PerCom 2014 (http//www.percom.org/).

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Designing Disaster Mobilities (May 2014, Pennsylvania USA)

Dates: 18-21 May 2014
Location: Penn State University, USA
Website: http://iscram2014.ist.psu.edu/node/23 
Deadline for submissions: 15 November 2013

ISCRAM 2014: ELSI in Crises: Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues of IT Supported Emergency Response

We invite practitioner reports, academic papers, and demonstrations of technologies that address ethical, legal and social opportunities and challenges of IT supported crisis management in all phases.

This track explores critical ethical, legal and social issues (ELSI) and innovative responses in practice, policy, and IT design with a view to emergent technology for mobilizing crisis response and management.

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Intl Conf of the Design Research Society – DRS 2014 – Design’s Big Debates (June 2014, Umeå, Sweden)

Dates: 16-19 June 2014
Location: Umeå, Sweden
Website: http://drs2014.org
Deadline for submissions: UPDATED^2 8 November 2013   

The Design Research Society’s 2014 conference invites you to engage in discussions and debates on the future directions of design and design research. We welcome you to join us in Umeå, Sweden, 16-19 June 2014.

We believe there is a shared discourse in design, one that includes all areas of design research, and that is of vital importance for our understanding and development of the foundations of design. This discourse is something we share and cultivate over long periods of time, as it tells stories of past, present and future trajectories of design and its role in society.

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Thinking Greece, Thinking Futures: Urmadic University HotHouse 3 (June 2013, Greece)

Dates: 27-30 June 2013
Location: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of Architecture
Website: http://www.theodessey.org/
Deadline for submission of expressions of interest: 15 April 2013

Following the 1st Hothouse in Brisbane (July 2011) and the 2nd Hothouse in Paris (July 2012), Hothouse 3 aims to liberate thinking and initiate projects that inquire upon, and even begin to reverse, the conditions and principles through which Greece exists in a state of crisis. The intent of ‘Hothouse’ 3 is to bring together a dynamic collection of people from Greece and around the world in order to confront these issues in a structured way; this conversation will be grounded in the identification and elaboration of local agendas, aiming to think and initiate specific projects from which beginnings and directions can grow.

This is an Urmadic University project. Each year the Hothouse moves progressively according to its context: Hothouse 3 is different in the fact that instead of talking about problems to be faced, it is actually situated in a problem.

Expressions of interest to participate in the event are invited from:

1.      Disenfranchised Greek intellectuals/designers of all ages disenchanted by the current local status quo, interested in new thinking and critical practices (limited to 20 places)
2.      Members of the Urmadic University Network (limited to 20 places)

Place numbers are open to revision (based on the volume of expressions received/selection). The event will be conducted in English.

Further information on the previous Hothouses and the Urmadic University can be found at http://www.theodessey.org/

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Making Futures: Interfaces between craft knowledge and design: new opportunities for social innovation and sustainability (Sep 2013, Plymouth UK)

Dates: 26-27 September 2013
Location: Plymouth College of Art, Plymouth, UK
Website: http://makingfutures.plymouthart.ac.uk
Deadline for submissions: 10 May 2013

The CALL FOR ABSTRACTS is now open and the closing date for receipt is 10th May 2013. Making Futures invites submissions from artists, craftspeople, designers, curators, historians, theorists, campaigners, activists, and representatives from public and private institutions with an interest in the relationship between contemporary craft practice, sustainability and social issues.

Making Futures aims to investigate contemporary craft as a ‘change agent’ within 21st century society – particularly in relation to global environmental and sustainability issues, social equity and social innovation practices. In doing so, it tries to explore whether these imperatives present opportunities for the crafts to redefine and reconstitute themselves as more centrally productive forces in society.

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