Register for FIU’s 2015 Interior Design Emerging Symposium

Date: 10 April 2015
Location: Florida International University
College of Architecture + the Arts Miami Beach Urban Studios, Miami Beach, FL, USA
Website: https://fiu2015intdesignsymposium.wordpress.com/
Keynote Speaker: Karim Rashid
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Haptic Narratives | Textural exploration in film (London, UK)

Dates: 14th, 21st and 28th May 2015 (over 3 weeks on Thursday evenings)
Location: University of Greenwich, UK
Website: http://timadi.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/haptic_narratives_call.pdf
Deadline for submission of abstracts/descriptions: 17 April 2015

‘In haptic seeing, all our self rushes up to the surface to interact with another surface…’ L. U. Marks, Haptic Visuality: Touching with the Eyes

Call for Participation
films / short papers / view & talk sessions
This series of events will focus on exploring and engaging with haptic sensations through tactile cues on film and the environments associated with moving images. What the eye sees in a frame can encourage the viewer to feel sensations on the skin through filmic texture, contour, angle, lighting, saturation, sound, vibrations etc. In some cases, an image can urge the viewer to touch a surface through their mind’s eye or allow an embodied reaction to characters or actions seen on screen.

We are interested in submissions around the areas of:

  • sensations that can be felt on/via skin, other body parts and mind as part of filmic experiences.
  • other representations of the tactual, where vision becomes touch / touch becomes vision.
  • how senses are manipulated in various genres and styles of film through material engagement.
  • the body in motion; eating, sex, sweating, violence etc.
  • materiality and texture of sound / sound-image relationships
  • a multisensory approach to synesthesia and kinesthesia
  • material fetishism
  • real, unreal and the surreal

In the first instance, we would like to receive 300 word abstracts or descriptions, attaching any visual material necessary by Friday 17th April 2015. Please don’t attach files over 10 MB; instead include links to online material, or use file transfer websites.

Submissions should be sent to: calls@timadi.org with ‘Haptic Narratives’ in the subject line.

Accepted submissions will be divided into separate themes that will be explored over the three events.

This event series is sponsored by the ‘Time, Materiality and the Digital’ (TiMaDi) research group at the University of Greenwich, and organised by Matilda Mroz, Isil Onol, Stacey Pitsillides, and Rosamund Davies.

Design Research Society PhD Student Bursary Competition

Dear Design Researchers,

The Design Research Society (DRS) is pleased to announce the next deadline for applications to the Student Research Bursary Scheme. The aim of the scheme is for the DRS to directly support design research projects by research students across the world. Examples of previous awards and projects can be found on the DRS website: http://tinyurl.com/cd7ckof.

The scheme is open to all student members of the society, together with a sponsor who is also a DRS member. Please see the DRS website for further details and an application form:

http://www.designresearchsociety.org/

The deadline for applications is 24th April 2015.

If you are not a DRS member, and would like to apply for a bursary, the cost of joining as a student member is 30GBP for three years membership. Full membership is 30GBP per year

Best wishes,

Tom Fisher (for Peter Lloyd DRS Membership Secretary)

Progetto Grafico 29 International Graphic Design Magazine (IT) – Topic: Clients and Patrons

Deadline for submissions: 30 May 2015
Contact: redazione_progettografico@aiap.it

Progetto grafico 29: Clients and Patrons

edited by Riccardo Falcinelli, Davide Fornari, Carlo Vinti

At a time of general economic difficulties, marked by constant disciplinary and professional readjustments in the field of visual communication, we have chose to devote this issue of Progetto grafico to the theme of clients and patrons.

Historically, in the field of graphic design, large industrial, commercial, or institutional clients have provided not only financial support to designers (in the form of commissions), but have also had an impact on design choices, and contributed to shaping the image that graphic designers have of themselves as professionals. Despite this, clients are often forgotten protagonists in the history of graphic design. Recent critical debate has more often focused on the changing role of graphic designers and their direct relationship with end users. The issue of clients and patrons has remained largely in the shadows, although clients continue to play key roles in the process of design and production of communicative artifacts.

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2015 Student Web Awards

Building on our inaugural year’s success, the 2015 Student Web Awards contest promises to be another exciting event, showcasing the best in student Web design. The competition is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.

This contest is an online exhibition, juried by leading design practitioners and educators. The jurors selected for this event share a passion for design education and a commitment to supporting emerging design talent.

We invite you to submit the best of your student Web design work! All submitted work will be evaluated for both its visual and interactive merit. Each accepted work will be eligible to win awards in the following categories:

  • TYPOGRAPHY
  • VISUAL DESIGN
  • INTERACTIVITY
  • USER EXPERIENCE
  • PEOPLE’S CHOICE
  • BEST IN SHOW

Contest entry is free. Only one submission per entrant. Multiple submissions will result in exclusion from the contest. Any Web design-related project completed while all team members were students is eligible. Only accepted entrants will be notified of the status of their submissions.

All submissions must be received no later than May 31st, 2015.

http://studentwebawards.net

Architecture of Alterity Conference | University of Edinburgh

Architecture of Alterity_Call for Papers

In a world where we face others that we do not understand, the question of alterity becomes essential to our critical thinking. Alterity is a philosophical term meaning “otherness” describing the ability to distinguish between self/not-self, while opening up the recognition of the existence of an alternative viewpoint. This 2-day international symposium will focus on interdisciplinary contributions that discuss alterity from a diverse perspective including spatial, architectural, political, cultural and philosophical. The overall objective is to create an educational forum providing an active dialogue between both postgraduate and early career researchers with seasoned scholars, while establishing collaborative links between regional and international universities.

We invite paper abstract submissions under the following 4-thematic session topics, plus an additional open category. Authors may submit only one paper per session topic. The same paper abstract may not be submitted to multiple topics. Please submit to one-of-five paper sessions:

  1. Space of Communicativity
  2. Global Architect of Alterity
  3. Unveiling the Political: Process, Identity and Alterity
  4. Conceptualizing Counter-Hegemonic Sites, Practices and Narratives
  5. Open Category

Our intention is that these themes will be organized as separate tracks within the main symposium. We are delighted to also include keynote lectures from Simon Critchely, PhD, Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy (New School of Social Research) and Michael Jenson, PhD, Associate Dean and Assistant Chancellor for Research (University of Colorado); and also invited presentations from Xavier Guillaume, PhD, Lecturer in Politics and International Relations (University of Edinburgh); and Dorian Wiszniewski, PhD, Senior Lecturer in Architecture and Critical Theory (University of Edinburgh).

Please submit both a 400-word abstract (in PDF format) and short-bio or resume in English by e-mail to: ArchitectureofAlterity@gmail.com by 15th February 2015. Notifications of acceptance with peer-review comments will be returned after March 15th 2015.

The exact programme will be announced after acceptance of abstracts by 15th of February 2015.

Contacts

For any inquires, please contact: ArchitectureofAlterity@gmail.com or Liz Martin-Malikian: e.martin-malikian@sms.ed.ac.uk

 

 

Call for submissions to upcoming graphic design book “Design to Renourish: Sustainable Design in Practice”

Have you or your design team produced graphic design projects with people, planet, profit in mind, particularly while employing a sustainable systems approach? If so, we want to hear from you!

We’re looking for international case studies of sustainably produced print, digital, signage, and comprehensive branding campaigns for the upcoming book Design to Renourish: Sustainable Graphic Design in Practice by Eric Benson & Yvette Perullo (Focal Press).

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MARCH 2, 2015

About the Book

Design to Renourish is a book for graphic design professionals who want to integrate a sustainable ethos into their workflow. The book is about being ethical, empathetic, and effective as a design professional for clients and society. It addresses the real life challenges of working with the client to create sustainable work by detailing various approaches to successfully completed client project case studies that embrace a sustainable systems methodology. The designers interviewed for each case study will explain how they collaborated with clients to achieve the most sustainable—and successful—outcome.
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Conference on Product Lifetimes And The Environment (PLATE) June 2015, Nottingham (UK)

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 We’d like to inform you that the deadline for abstracts for the PLATE conference has been extended to Friday 19 September 2014 at 12 noon.

Please check the website for further information.

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/

‘Good Things/ Bad Things’ workshop – DRS2014, Umea – 2pm-5pm 15th June: programme

The workshop programme is now ready and is (briefly) as follows:

1400 – 1430 Introduction to Workshop – Gamman and Fisher
1430 – 1450 Tiphaine Kazi-Tani, Rogue Designs – Atelier Van Lieshout
1450 – 1510 Mahmoud Keshavarz, Regularising Things – Passports
1510 – 1530 Discussion 1
1530 – 1550 Annamaria Andrea Vitali, Good Games of Chance – Gambling
1550 – 1610 Adam Thorpe, Fighting for Peace – Fashioning Things for Good
1610 – 1700 Discussion 2 – resume of 2 ‘good things’ events (2013 and 2014) – next steps
1700 Close and adjourn to opening ceremony

Hoping you can join us. Information about the DRS2014 workshops can be found here:  http://www.drs2014.org/en/programme/workshops/ The full programme including abstracts is here: 6.5.14 workshop programme

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