Special Issue of The Design Journal: Visual Communication Design in the Balkans (July 2014)

Website: http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/journal/the-design-journal
Deadline for expression of interest: 31 July 2014

Editors: Dr. Jilly Traganou, Dr. Artemis Yagou

We are working on a special issue on the role of visual communication in the Balkans to be published in December 2015. We invite papers that discuss contemporary visual communication practices across the Balkans or in its specific territories.

Topics might include, but are not limited to, the following:

The role of visual communication in official or grass-root programs, including politics, sports and culture
The role of visual communication in the building of new nation-states, identity politics, and processes of democratization in the Balkans
Visual communication and social movements in the Balkans
The role of visualization in geopolitical conditions, such as economic crisis, and relations of Balkan countries with the EU and global institutions
Changing practices of the communication/graphic designer’s profession as cultural facilitator
Integration of visual communication design with other platforms of design
The role of visual communication practices in public urban spaces
Educational practices related to visual communication in the Balkans

Submission Guidelines

Prepare a full paper (approximately 5,000-7,000 words in length) for review. You must also include a biography of the author(s) of no more than 60 words on a separate page, an abstract of 100 to 150 words, and a list of up to five keywords. Authors are advised to consult the website for style guidelines for contributors.

The paper should be submitted electronically via Editorial Manager at: http://www.editorialmanager.com/desj

Contacts:
Jilly Traganou (traganog@newschool.edu)
Artemis Yagou (artemis@yagou.gr)

Statement of interest Deadline: July 31, 2014
Submission Deadline: December 1, 2014

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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 http://deseng.ryerson.ca/~fil.

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