Chapter Proposals for Heritage as a path to innovation: a reflection on European Design in the near future (March 2015)

Website: http://www.masterofeuropeandesign.com/
Deadline for submission of notice of interest: 2 March 2015

Recently, a wealth of discourses is proposing design as a discipline capable of bridging the gap between academic research and everyday applications, innovation theories and companies’ capacities, cultural mixes and society/citizenship renewal. However, rather than benefiting from these interests, design is often squeezed into too many faulty statistics and incomplete reports, that make the disciplinary field increasingly slippery. Design is infinitely expanding its interests: from products to services, systems, cultures, strategies, citizenship, and so on. Issues are requiring further investigation, while the complexity and the turbulence of the actual socio-economical system are seeking a clearer disciplinary focus, that could easily communicate design to all potentially interested parties – from companies to policy makers, and citizens.
How can we map the contemporary/future practices of design?
Which are the important shifts to be proposed/envisaged in design education?
Which topics are relevant for current design PhD paths?
What would a European perspective on this disciplinary shift look like?

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Cabinet: Connection and Collection: Design Knowledge (May 2011, Plymouth UK)

School of Architecture, Design and Environment, University of Plymouth and Plymouth City Museum and Archives: Tuesday 17th May 2011
Deadline for submission of abstracts:  20 January 2011

This event, hosted by University Plymouth, and the Design Knowledge Research Group in partnership with Plymouth City Museum and Archives is a one-day conference to coincide with an exhibition in Peninsula Arts Gallery. The symposium will discuss notions of heritage, place-making, museums and museum/university connections and the relationship they have to design, sustainability, education and experience.

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Design Knowledge (May 2011, Plymouth UK)

First call for expressions of interest and Papers
Design Knowledge: Peter Quinn Davis/Roberto Fraquelli
Deadline for abstracts: 20 December 2010

School of Architecture, Design and Environment, University of Plymouth Uk
and Plymouth City Museum and Archives UK: Tuesday 17th May 2011

This event, hosted by University Plymouth, and the Design Knowledge Research Group in partnership with Plymouth City Museum and Archives is a one-day symposium to coincide with an exhibition in Peninsula Arts Gallery. The symposium will detail notions of heritage, design, place-making, museum and university connections.

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