TOURETTE_Journal#0: WideOpen Call for Calls (22 June 2014)

Call for Calls

Call for Calls

 

Website: tourette-journal.tumblr.com

Deadline: 22 June 2014

Eligibility: Anybody is eligible. Authors may have a non-architectural background, but the call must fuel innovative debate within contemporary architectural discourse. Group submissions are allowed.

TOURETTE_journal looks at architecture as a loose and ever-changing discipline, dealing with everything spatial directly and by way of digital culture, shifting institutional ground, political and sociological issues, representational modes, drones and gorillas. Tourette recognizes the power of architectural discourse in the shaping of the discipline and the profession, and wishes to provide an open platform for the proliferating of ideas, debate and disagreement on issues related to the project of architecture in contemporary culture.

CALL: WIDEOPEN: Call for Calls offers winning applicants the opportunity to curate one issue of the journal and contribute to the all-too-contemporary quest for relevancy within architectural discourse. At a time of collective and disciplinary crisis, in which architecture is looking outside of itself in order to redefine its boundaries, WIDEOPEN looks for intriguing questions rather than easy answers, challenging doubts rather than soothing certainties. WIDEOPEN challenges issues of authoriality within the discipline by soliciting a collective effort and foregrounding participation. The first issue of the journal, gathering the collection of accepted calls, will read as a crowd sourced manifesto of contemporary architecture. The whole structure of the journal will revolve around this first issue, expanding it and implementing its scope.

THEMES: Submitted call for papers will deal with one of the following macrothemes/tagwords, expanding it, stretching it and counterubbing it in any way possible. The tagwords are intended to cover some significant moments in the process of design, but are intentionally ambiguous so as to encourage the most diverse interpretations of them:

.Prophecy

.Actors

.Representation

.Matter

.Machine

.Fate

CALENDAR:

May 2014: Call for Calls

22nd June: Submission deadline

29th June: notification of acceptance

August 2014: Tourette#0: WideOpen issue release

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: For submission details refer to website: http://tourette-journal.tumblr.com/

NordDesign 2014 (August 2014, Espoo Finland)

Dates: 27-29 August 2014
Location: Aalto University Design Factory, Espoo, Finland
Website: http://www.norddesign2014.fi/
Deadline for submissions: UPDATED 28 February 2014
In the area of innovation, design and product development we quite often seem to know that something works in practice, but might lack understanding on the theoretical foundations. Many of the topical issues related to design, development, and innovation that seem to be regarded as “common knowledge” within the industry, are insufficiently founded from the theoretical perspective. On the other hand, results of academic research are often insufficiently disseminated to the industry.

We are calling for evidence-based academic work on topical issues on design, product development and innovation that strengthens both our theoretical understanding, and the connection between theory and practice.

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Special Issue of Architecture Theory Review: theories of colour (Dec 2013)

Website: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ratr
Deadline for submissions: 31 December 2013

In 1927, Bruno Taut built himself a house in the south of Berlin. The house was a richly coloured affair, with a range of colours for walls and furniture. Those areas of the house that received indirect light were decked out with the brightest tones. The ceiling of the living room was a radiant red, designed to act as an inverse to the green of nearby meadows. Even the radiator and its pipes were set out from the wall and distinguished from their surroundings with contrasting colours. This polychromatic exuberance was typical of Taut, and of early modernism.

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9th Conf of the Intl Cmte for Design History and Design Studies (July 2014, Portugal)

Dates: 9-11 July 2014
Location: University of Aveiro, Portugal
Website: http://icdhs2014.web.ua.pt/
Deadline for submissions: 8 January 2014

The University of Aveiro will host the 9th Conference of the ICDHS – International Committee for Design History and Design Studies – under the theme Tradition, Transition, Trajectories: Major or Minor Influences? 9-11 July, 2014. Prior to the conference, on 8 July, two sessions will be organized: a workshop entitled “The European Province” and a roundtable “The European Province, part II: National approaches and wider issues relating to the global provinces”.

Please see the website for further details.

DESIGNA 2013 – Intl Conf on Design Research (Nov 2013, Portugal)

Dates: 21-22 November 2013
Location: University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal
Website: www.designa.ubi.pt/en/2013/ 
Deadline for submissions: 15 September 2013

DESIGNA 2013 – International Conference on Design Research will take place November 21-22 at the University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal.  The theme of DESIGNA’s third edition is INTERFACE and the call for papers will be open until September 15th.

Maintaining its matrix, DESIGNA aims to debate this subject through six panels: Communication, Multimedia, Product, Fashion, Theory and Education, inviting to the submission of original ideas that will incorporate the final program as communication or project.

For more information, please check out the conference’s website: www.designa.ubi.pt/en/2013/

5th Intl Forum of Design as a Process (May 2014, Guadalajara Mexico)

Dates: 22-24 May 2014
Location: Guadalajara, Mexico
Website: http://www.5thforumofdesign.com
Deadline for submissions: 15 October 2013

The Latin Network for the Development of Design Processes and the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Guadalajara, invite you to participate in the 5th International Forum of Design as a Process «Advanced Design Cultures. The shapes of the future as the front end of design driven innovation», which will be held at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Guadalajara (Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico), from 22 to 24 May 2014 (http://www.5thforumofdesign.com).

English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish versions of the call for papers are available at http://www.5thforumofdesign.com/content/26/Downloads

The online submission form is open from May 30 to October 15, 2013 for all paper proposals.

Complete details for submissions and registrations can be found at http://www.5thforumofdesign.com/content/28/Submissionofpapers and  http://www.5thforumofdesign.com/content/20/Registrationandfees

For any further information, please contact the Forum Help Desk http://www.5thforumofdesign.com/content/23/HelpDesk

Design Principles & Practices (March 2013, Tokyo)

Dates: 6-8 March 2013
Location: Chiba (Greater Tokyo)
Website: http://designprinciplesandpractices.com/the-conference/call-for-papers
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 11 October 2012

Proposals for paper presentations, workshops, or colloquia are invited for the Seventh International Conference on Design Principles and Practices, to be held 6-8 March 2013 at Chiba University in Chiba (Greater Tokyo), Japan. We welcome proposals from a variety of disciplines and perspectives that will contribute to the conference discourse. We also encourage faculty and students to jointly submit proposals or panel discussions/colloquia.

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6th Workshop of the Design Society SIG on Design Theory (Feb 2013, Paris France)

Location: Mines Paris Tech, France
Dates: 4-5 February 2013
Website: http://www.cgs.ensmp.fr/DesignTheorySIG
Deadline for submission/interest: 31 October 2012

The 6th workshop of the Design Society’s Special Interest Group (SIG) on Design Theory, this year in co-operation with the SIG on Creativity, will take place on 4-5 February 2013 at Mines Paris Tech, 60 boulevard Saint Michel, Paris, France.

Contributions are welcome from these areas:

1- Design Theory and other disciplines: decision theory, AI, engineering sciences, biology,…
2- The value of Design Theory for practitioners
3- Design Theory and Education
4- Design Theory and perception theory
5- Design theory and the economics of design

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Nordes 2013: Experiments in Design Research: Expressions, Knowledge, Critique (June 2013, Copenhagen/Malmö)

Location: Copenhagen/Malmö
Dates: 9-12 June 2013
Website: http://www.nordes.org/index.php?Conference
Deadline for submissions: UPDATED 10 January 2013

Design is closely affiliated with the experimental, which is as an exploratory and probing undertaking. What does this mean in the context of design research? Today, design research relies on various and divergent notions of design experimentation and ideas about their value and use. In one corner, experimentation is conceived of as designerly exploration into, for instance, materials, technologies, and expressions. In another corner, design experimentation is shaped according to hypothetical-deductive models of knowledge production inherited from science and engineering. Yet, in a third corner, design experiments are explored as a means for promoting social change or as a critique of political and ethical values. For instance, this can take the form of critique through fiction and utopias. This raises a set of central questions for design research: How is design experimentation similar and different from experimentation in other research fields and areas? What is the relation of exploration vis-à-vis experimentation in design research? How is it possible, if at all necessary, to provide a consistent account of research methods underlying experimental design research? How can design experiments be staged other than as highly idealized probing situations? What is the role of design experiments as aspects of a critical aesthetic practice?

Nordes 2013 invites designers and design researchers to explore the many aspects of design research as experimental practice.

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6th Intl Conf on Design Principles & Practices (Jan 2012, Los Angeles)

Location: University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Dates: 20-22 January 2012
Website: http://DesignPrinciplesandPractices.com/Conference
Deadline for next round of abstract: 7 July 2011

We are pleased to host the Design Conference this year at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA. Los Angeles is a world center of entertainment, arts, design and media. Its cultural and economic diversity, and landmarks of expansion and development over the last century make Los Angeles an ideal place to discuss the dimensions of design theory and practice.

The Design Conference is a place to explore the meaning and purpose of ‘design’, as well as speaking in grounded ways about the task of design and the use of designed artifacts and processes. The conference is a cross-disciplinary forum that brings together researchers, teachers and practitioners to discuss the nature and future of design. In professional and disciplinary terms, the conference traverses a broad sweep to construct a dialogue that encompasses an expansive array of disciplinary perspectives and practices. The highly inclusive format provides conference delegates with significant opportunities to connect with people from shared fields and disciplines and with those from vastly different specializations. The resulting conversations provide ample occasions for mutual learning, weaving between the theoretical and the empirical, research and application, and market pragmatics and social idealism.

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