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/

‘Good Things and Bad Things’ DRS Umea – workshop June 15th 2014

NOTE – the workshop date is June 15th (not 16th)

 

If you are interested in questions about the ethics of design, join the good things and bad things workshop at the Design Research Society’s conference at Umea, Sweden, in June 2014.

The workshop is convened by Professor Tom Fisher, Nottingham Trent University UK; Professor Lorraine Gamman, Central Saint Martins, London

At the workshop we will hear presentations which focus on the good/bad nature of specific things.

For information on how to apply to join the workshop, see the CfP at this dropbox link:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/bt3zgwr8pjag80q/lHYZX6Wxpt

Deadline for applications: 1st April 2014.

And you can join the ‘Good Things and Bad Things’ facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/474678392584933/

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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Winter 2015 Issue of Museologies Les cahiers d’etudes superieures (May 2014)

Deadline for proposals: 14 May 2014
Contact: museologies2014@gmail.ca

This special issue will focus on the development of research exhibition as a creative process in contemporary art museums.
Guest Editor: Carmela Cucuzzella, Assistant Professor, Design and Computation Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University
Projected Publication Date: Winter 2015

We are accepting submissions in English or French.

This special issue of Museologies will explore ways that contemporary art museums are facing the challenges of exhibiting research as a result of a creative process. The challenges are many, since one of the many intents is to establish  a dialogue and inform viewers of the underlying reflection. Given this, what are the challenges for the exhibitor  (artists, researchers, curators)?

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CFP: The Hand and the Machine: Tensions in Interwar Design (SECAC, Sarasota FL – October 2014)

Venue: Southeastern College Art Conference

Dates: October 8-11, 2014
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Website: http://www.secollegeart.org/conference#papers
Deadline for submissions: April 20, 2014

The story is familiar: modernism’s post-World War I fascination with machines and technology – in architecture, industrial design, the decorative arts, and fashion – dissipated in the 1930s, replaced by a valorization of handicraft and a reemergence of the human subject. Where the machine aesthetic dominated design in the early 1920s, artists grew disenchanted with the signs of industry in the 1930s, focusing instead on the human subject, and crafting work to show the “hand” of the maker.  But is this tale of a “return to the hand” universally true? Are there certain mediums or national traditions that trouble the story?  This session solicits papers that examine the precarious dynamics of industry and the hand-made in the applied arts between the wars. We encourage a variety of perspectives within or beyond the powerhouse industrial economies of the West, and we hope, through the breadth of papers, to reassess the standard narrative of interwar design.

Session Co-Chairs: Toby Norris, Assumption College and Rachael Barron-Duncan, Central Michigan University.

Contact: tnorris@assumption.edu

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