DESIGN LATITUDES: An exhibition mapping the innovations, influences and future directions of design studies in the north

Dates: May 12 to June 6, 2015 (Reception: May 21, 7 to 10 pm)
Location: Fine Arts Building Gallery, University of Alberta, Edmonton (53.53° N), Canada
Deadline for proposals: 6 February 2015
Website: www.designlatitudes.ca

DESIGN LATITUDES: CALL FOR EXHIBITION PROPOSALS
An exhibition mapping the innovations, influences and future directions of design studies in the north

This exhibition is part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Department of Art & Design at the University of Alberta.

The Design Latitudes exhibition explores shifts of ‘latitude’ and frontiers of ‘north’ in relation to our interdisciplinary Design Studies program at the University of Alberta, which connects design education to research, practice, industry and community engagement. ‘Latitude’ encompasses both geographical context as well as breadth of freedom of action or thought. ‘North’ is bordered geographically, framed in opposition, and conceptualized through a diversity of lenses, experiences and spaces. This exhibition will reflect on, articulate and critique aspects of design education by documenting our past, situating our present and envisioning our future possibilities. Beyond looking at the legacy and prospects of our own program, we hope that Design Latitudes will generate dialogue and debate on how to equip designers to meet the needs of communities in the north and beyond.

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xCoAx 2015: 3rd International Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics and X (June 2015, Glasgow)

Dates: 25-26 June 2015
Location: Glasgow, UK
Website: http://xcoax.org/
Deadline for submissions: 18 January 2015

Computational tools and media, from traditional computers and software to the latest wearable artifacts, sensors, haptic interfaces and more, have dramatically transformed the landscape of arts, design, and several other cultural forms.

xCoAx is an exploration of this environment in the form of a multi-disciplinary enquiry on aesthetics, computation, communication and the elusive x factor that connects them all.

xCoAx is meant as a hub for the exchange of ideas and the discovery of interdisciplinary and international synergies, with the participation of a diverse confluence of computer scientists, media practitioners and theoreticians working on the frontiers of digital arts and culture.

Our focus has always been on critical and stimulating intersections: between the computable and the uncomputable, the communicable and the incommunicable, the chaos of creativity and the rules of algorithms, the human and the machine, in a constant search for new directions in aesthetics.

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Progetto Grafico 28 International Graphic Design Magazine (IT) – Topic: Publishing

Deadline for submissions: 15 January 2015
Contact: redazione_progettografico@aiap.it

Progetto grafico 28: Publishing

Edited by Maria Rosaria Digregorio, Silvio Lorusso, Silvia Sfligiotti, Stefano Vittori

By devoting an issue to “Publishing,” which has always been a central theme for people dealing with communication design, Progetto grafico has decided to start by redefining and expanding upon the term, going beyond its primarily editorial connotations to explore its significance as “making public; disclosing; popularizing.” The latter seems to be a core issue for both those who design/produce editorial material (professionally or otherwise) as well as those who use it.

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Call for papers: Message – Edition 2

Mes­sage
Typography, Lettering and Text as Image (edition 2)
Where are the boundaries of communication and meaning?
Website: http://messageresearch.net

Call for academic submissions
Scholarly submissions are invited for consideration in the full colour, large format, and international journal, Message.

Deadline for submission of abstracts (300-500 words): 8 September 2014
Notification of abstract acceptances: 15 September 2014
Full paper/report (4000-6000 words): 5 January 2015

Email to: v.squire@plymouth.ac.uk

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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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Final Call for Papers / Designs for the 2014 Fashion And Communication SYMPOSIUM May 2-3, 2014, St. Paul, Minnesota

Fashion is change and because it is change, fashion impacts nearly every aspect of our lives from the language we speak, the furniture we use, the homes we live in, the cars we drive, the clothes we wear, and the food we eat. Fashion also reflects social consensus and to achieve consensus we must have communication. Thus, for  our third symposium we focus on relationships between fashion and communication. We are interested in providing opportunities to share research findings, innovative teaching strategies, and designs that explore and investigate issues related to communication and fashion.

The symposium has an inclusive definition of the term “fashion”. While fashion is often understood to center on apparel choices, fashion can be recognized as the current style or way of behaving in any field. Thus, proposals are welcome from divergent fields such as architecture, anthropology, cultural studies, history, interior design, graphic design, psychology, sociology, and women’s studies among others.

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xCoAx 2014: 2nd International Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics and X (June 2014, Porto Portugal)

Dates: 26-27 June 2014
Location: Porto, Portugal
Website: http://xcoax.org/
Deadline for submissions: UPDATED 19 January 2013
The development of computational tools and media has been radically transforming the landscape for the practice of the arts, of design and of numerous cultural manifestations. Recognizing this, xCoAx is designed as a multi-disciplinary enquiry on arts, computers, computation, communication and the elusive x factor that connects them all.xCoAx is a forum for the exchange of ideas and the discovery of new and valuable synergies. It is an event exploring the frontiers of digital arts with the participation of a diverse confluence of computer scientists, media practitioners and theoreticians, with a focus on the relations between what can and cannot be computed, what can and cannot be communicated, what is beautiful and how humans and computational systems intersect in the development of new directions in aesthetics.

Call for Papers / Designs for the 2014 Fashion And Communication SYMPOSIUM May 2-3, 2014, St. Paul, Minnesota

Fashion is change and because it is change, fashion impacts nearly every aspect of our lives from the language we speak, the furniture we use, the homes we live in, the cars we drive, the clothes we wear, and the food we eat. Fashion also reflects social consensus and to achieve consensus we must have communication. Thus, for  our third symposium we focus on relationships between fashion and communication. We are interested in providing opportunities to share research findings, innovative teaching strategies, and designs that explore and investigate issues related to communication and fashion.

The symposium has an inclusive definition of the term “fashion”. While fashion is often understood to center on apparel choices, fashion can be recognized as the current style or way of behaving in any field. Thus, proposals are welcome from divergent fields such as architecture, anthropology, cultural studies, history, interior design, graphic design, psychology, sociology, and women’s studies among others.

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DESIGNA 2013 – Intl Conf on Design Research (Nov 2013, Portugal)

Dates: 21-22 November 2013
Location: University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal
Website: www.designa.ubi.pt/en/2013/ 
Deadline for submissions: 15 September 2013

DESIGNA 2013 – International Conference on Design Research will take place November 21-22 at the University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal.  The theme of DESIGNA’s third edition is INTERFACE and the call for papers will be open until September 15th.

Maintaining its matrix, DESIGNA aims to debate this subject through six panels: Communication, Multimedia, Product, Fashion, Theory and Education, inviting to the submission of original ideas that will incorporate the final program as communication or project.

For more information, please check out the conference’s website: www.designa.ubi.pt/en/2013/

RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM: DESIGNING CRITICAL MESSAGES Collaboration-Communication-Education-Sustainability

Research symposium-Designing Critical Messages

MONDAY 24 JUNE 2013 —10.30AM
PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY
Lec­ture Theatre 1
Roland Lev­in­sky
Drakes Cir­cus Plymouth

This is a unique free event.
A day of dis­cus­sion about pro­act­ive, react­ive, reflect­ive design meth­ods and practices.

Dif­fer­ent types of research are fun­da­mental to design.
New forms of com­mon empathy help us cre­ate a plat­form to ques­tion and act on the chal­lenges we face in the future. When deployed wisely design and archi­tec­ture can bring us pleas­ure, choice, strength, decency and much more, but if abused, the out­come can be waste­ful, con­fus­ing, humi­li­at­ing and dangerous.

None of us can avoid being affected by design, whether or not we wish to. It is so ubi­quit­ous that it determ­ines how we feel and what we do, often without our noticing.

Our world is chan­ging and how we edu­cate for that world is chan­ging too, this day event will weave some threads of how we might tackle, under­stand and reflect on these changes.

SPEAKERS
DR SARAH TEASLEY
DR GARY ANDERSON
ANNE HOWESON
MATT HOCKING

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