FISCAR10: Nordic Conference on Activity Theory and the Fourth Finnish Conference on Cultural and Activity Research

The theme of the conference is “Perspectives on social creativity, designing and activity.”  The conference will take place at Aalto University School of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland, May 23-25 2010.  The deadline for submissions is 15 Dec 2009 (in either English or Finnish).  See for more information.Nordic ISCAR welcomes researchers and students from all around the world to its 2010 conference in Helsinki, on the 23rd-25th of May. The conference is dedicated to examining human creative activities. We conceive of design as a field of knowledge and activity concerned with the creation of artifacts. Creative activities operate with diverse modes of knowing and representations.

Creativity is a social quality that involves communication and community formation. Creative activities and design are needed when humans transform their circumstances by developing new technologies and institutions. Creation of the new relies on cultural mediation and historically accumulated resources. Activity theory and socio-cultural approaches offer fresh perspectives on these themes. The conference aims at bringing together diverse points of view and disciplinary orientations to discuss social creativity, design and activity.

About Fil Salustri
I'm a design methodologist and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. Adjectives that describe me include: secular humanist, meritocrat, and long-winded. Some people call me a positivist too, as if that were a bad thing. Go figure. My real home page is

4 Responses to FISCAR10: Nordic Conference on Activity Theory and the Fourth Finnish Conference on Cultural and Activity Research

  1. Chrysi says:


    I would like to know which is the e-mail address to which the proposal submissions for the FISCAR2010 conference should be sent.

    Thanks in advance!

  2. Jed says:

    Please indicate when it will be possible to submit abstracts for the conference. The deadline is outlined but it appears that one has to keep checking the site to see if this has opened. It would be preferable to note in my diary when to submit my abstract.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    • Fil Salustri says:

      I only post the announcements – I know nothing about the organization of this conference. You should contact the conference organizers through the URL given in the announcement itself.

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