Craft Research V3 (July 2011)

Craft Research, Volume 3
Craft Research is currently seeking submissions.
Deadline for Volume 3: 10 July 2011.

Volume 1 of Craft Research is available now, and selected articles from the issue can be viewed for free online Volume 2 will be available from June 2011.
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Special Issue of Interiors: Special Effects: Technology and the Interior Experience (July 2011)

Call for Articles – Special Issue (Vol. 3 Issue 1 – 2012)
Deadline for summaries: 31 July 2011.

The editors Anne Massey (Kingston University) and John Turpin (Washington State University) invite contributions to the journal’s 2012 special issue SPECIAL EFFECTS: Technology and the Interior Experience. This issue will examine the impact of technology on the development of the interior and the accompanying human experience. As the 21st century unfolds, technological additions, integrations and interventions have become more pervasive altering our interface with
the built environment and greatly impacting our perception of the world around us: requiring us to face reality on the one hand, and yet allowing us to slip into immersive fantasies on the other. The divisions between outside and inside have become more porous, with virtual worlds and lived experience colliding and coalescing. Gadgets for the home; technology and sustainable living; shopping and atmosphere; projecting digital place and the development of gendered technologies are all areas that are open for analysis from an interior studies perspective.

The editors welcome submissions of articles addressing the topic of the interior and technology broadly defined. Submissions reflecting the latest research on the interior from historians, practitioners and theorists are particularly welcomed. Principal articles of 5,000 to 7,000 words, including notes and references, with 4-8 illustrations are invited, and should be sent as an attachment to by 31st July 2010.

Further details of the Journal, including Notes for Contributors, are available at

If you have any queries about the Journal or about submitting an article, please contact us on this email address:

3rd Intl Forum of Design as a Process (Nov 2011, Turin)

Dates: 3-5 November 2011
Location: Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy
Deadline for abstracts: 31 July 2011

The evolution of design is parallel to the evolution of design education. Today, we are creating tomorrow’s designers, therefore the educational process is a central theme of the members of the Latin Network.

As usual, we are interested in understanding the changing that is happening inside the Latin cultures, how do these cultures interact everyday with the others, and how the other design cultures are permeating the Latin ones.
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Interior Economies: IDEA JOURNAL 2011 (June 2011)

Guest Editor: Julieanna Preston
Details at
Deadline for expression of interest: 30 June 2011.

Academics, research students and practitioners are invited to submit design research papers and critical project works that engage with interior design/interior architecture theory and practice for the IDEA JOURNAL 2011.

Originally identifying the household or family as the basic unit of society, the term economy implicates the social and material relations of a prominent type of interior, the domestic sphere. The notion of economy has expanded in contemporary usage to denote systems of production, distribution, exchange and consumption at a global scale. In much of today’s world, to be economical is to make the efficient use of resources, even to the extent of frugality. And yet, in sharp contrast and with immediate relevance, economy conceptually refers to a face to face relational exchange, an active sharing and social interaction which has the capacity to occur in interiors other than those inscribed by physical enclosure or geographical locale.

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Advanced Technologies of Design Education and Learning Workshop at CAADFutures 2011 (July 2011, Belgium)

Location: University of Liege, Belgium
Dates: 4 July 2011
Deadline: 10 June 2011

The aim of this workshop on advance technologies for design teaching is to provide a platform for further discussion at the intersection of theory and practice. This workshop will be devoted to papers concerned with design pedagogy and the challenge of new emerging educational paradigms of emerging information and communication technologies. To advance this important topic, we seek papers that provide theoretical or empirical contributions to the role of advance technologies in design pedagogy.

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3rd Intl Conf on Climate Change: Impacts and Responses (July 2011, Brazil)

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
21-22 July 2011
Deadline for abstracts: 14 June 2011

The Climate Change Conference and its companion journal are devoted to any person with an interest in, and concern for, scientific, policy and strategic perspectives on climate change. This conference examines evidence of climate change, its natural and human causes, its ecosystemic impacts and its human effects.

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Int|AR Journal Vol 3: Sustainable Architecture in Emerging Economies (June 2011)

Focus of Volume 3: Emerging Economies
Deadline for summaries: 17 June 2011.

The subject of Volume 03 is the practice of adaptive reuse in emerging economies. Volume 03 aims to shed light on the characteristics of today’s different emergent world markets as they impact issues of energy, historical memory and the reuse of existing structures, infrastructure and cities.

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8th Intl Conf on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability (Jan 2012, Vancouver Canada)

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
10-12 January 2012
Deadline for abstracts: 19 May 2011

This year’s Sustainability Conference will take place in Vancouver, Canada at the University of British Columbia, Robson Square. A satellite campus of the University of British Columbia, UBC Robson Square is located in downtown Vancouver.  The largest city on Canada’s west coast, Vancouver is dedicated to incorporating sustainability in all of its practices, making it the ideal city to discuss the themes of the conference.

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Trans/national Clothing: Production and Consumption (Sep 2011, Bath UK)

Location: Bath Spa University, Bath, UK
Dates: Thursday 1st-Sunday 4th September 2011
Contact: Dr Jo Turney
Deadline for Submissions: 1 July 2011

A three-day conference, workshop and discussion group addressing issues in the production and consumption of transnational clothing in the World Heritage City, Bath.

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Three CFPs for AIEDAM

Below are summaries of three Calls for special issues of Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing.

REVISED Submission Date: 1 JULY 2011
AIEDAM Special Issue, Summer 2012, Vol.26, No.3
Sketching, and Pen-based Design Interaction
Edited by: Levent Burak Kara & Maria C. Yang
REVISED Submission Date: 1 JULY 2011

AIEDAM Special Issue, Fall 2012, Vol.26, No.4
Intelligent Decision Support and Modelling
Edited by: Andy Dong & Julie Jupp
Submission Date: 15 September 2011

AIEDAM Special Issue, Spring 2013, Vol.27, No.2
Studying and Supporting Design Communication
Edited by: Maaike Kleinsmann & Anja Maier
Submission Date: 1 September 2011

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