IDEA Journal 2015: Urban + Interior (March 2015)

Deadline for expressions of interest: 31 March 2015

Academics, research students and practitioners are invited to submit design research papers and critical project works that make a contribution to the discipline of interior design/interior architecture through an engagement with the provocation of URBAN + INTERIOR for the IDEA JOURNAL 2015.

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7th Intl Interior Design/Interior Architecture Educators Association Symposium and Exhibition – SITUATION (Aug 2014, Melbourne Australia)

Dates: 31 July – 3 August 2014
Location: Design Hub, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 14 February 2014

Symposium abstracts: 1000 words plus references
Exhibition abstracts: 500 words plus 3-5 images
Please refer to author/exhibitor guides for submission requirements (available at

SITUATION brings attention to the designing of interiors as a practice engaged in spatial and temporal production; a practice that works in the midst of social, cultural, historical, political forces; a practice open to contingency, chance and change; a practice engaged with singularity and specificity.

SITUATION highlights ideas of event and the eventful nature of interiors, lived space-time compositions in constant change; atmospheric compositions; ephemerality; uniqueness; one-offs; a multiplicity of experience.

Suzie Attiwill, a SITUATION arranger, RMIT Interior Design

Special Issue of IDEA: Developing Models, Modes, and Methodologies of Practice (Oct 2013)

Guest Editor: Dr. Lorella Di Cintio
Deadline for submissions: 21 October 2013

Academics, research students and practitioners are invited to submit design research papers and critical project works that engage interior design/interior architecture theory and practice with the topic of Design Activism: Developing Models, Modes and Methodologies of Practice.

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Better World Challenge: Redesigning the Billy Taylor House (August 2013)

Sponsor: The annual conference, A Better World by Design, and Providence nonprofit, Billy Taylor Project,
Competition: layout and programming for the second floor of the Billy Taylor House, a local RI community center, to affect, inspire, educate and unite the local youth.
Prize: Small cash prizes ($1000 and less) and display at the BWBD conference.
Eligibility: no geographic or student eligibility explicitly stated
Deadline : 16 August 2013

Intl J of Designs for Learning: Special Issue on Designs of Spaces for Learning (June 2013)

Theme: Designs of Spaces for Learning
Deadline for submissions: 1 June 2013

Environments for learning take diverse forms and include schools, colleges and universities, libraries, museums, and also virtual spaces where learning occurs.  Creating these spaces involves complex decision-making and significant process of thought and planning. You are invited to share your knowledge in an article to be published by the International Journal of Designs for Learning that describes your professional experiences in designing a space where knowledge is imparted and lives changed.

Guest Editor: Jill Pable, Ph.D.
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Dialects of Design Education and Research Conference (November 2013, Istanbul Turkey)

Dates: 15 November 2013
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 7 January 2013

We are pleased to announce the Dialects of Design Education and Research Conference (15 November 2013), the academic component of the 2013 IDA Congress which will be held between 15-17 November 2013 in Istanbul.

Dialects of Design Education and Research Conference will explore the theme of 2013 IDA Congress Istanbul “Design Dialects” in the realm of design education and research focusing on the three disciplines of the International Design Alliance (IDA) which are industrial design, communication/graphic design and interior architecture/design. This educational conference will provide a platform for design academics to discuss challenges and opportunities among designers, educators or researchers.

You can find the call for papers and posters here.

Call for Proposals: FIU Interior Design 2013 Symposium – Well + Being in the 21st Century

Date: 29th April 2013
Location: Miami Beach, Florida
Deadline for abstracts: 15 January 2013

It gives us great pleasure to invite proposals for interactive sessions / posters for the 2013 FIU Interior Design Symposium scheduled for April 29th, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. The conference is hosted by Florida International University and sponsored by the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC).

Design is more than bricks and mortar—it is about human lives, experiences, and quality of living—this symposium aims to start a discourse directed toward the human experience of being. We raise anew the question to reawaken our appreciation for being’s various implications and enhance it with the positive idea of doing so well.

We are seeking contributions that generate new knowledge and design theory, research, and practice that can elaborate and effectively demonstrate well + being in the design of the built environment.

IDEA Journal 2013: Unbecoming (Oct 2012)

IDEA JOURNAL 2013: *Unbecoming*
Guest Editor: Ed Hollis
Deadline for submission of Expression of Interest: 21 October 2012

The forthcoming issue of the IDEA Journal calls for contributions in the form scholarly essays, visual essays and theorized creative practice on the topic of Unbecoming.

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Call for Expressions of Interest: Guest Editor – 2013 IDEA Journal (March 2012)

Launched in 1999, the IDEA JOURNAL is an international refereed journal dedicated to the publication of interior design/interior architecture research and as such provides a valuable resource to the discipline and associated design and theoretical fields.

The IDEA JOURNAL is central to IDEA*s objective to foster, publish and disseminate peer reviewed interior design/interior architecture research. The journal recognises and promotes interior design/interior architecture as a research activity relevant to its field where the definition of research includes research about design, research for design as well as research through design. To this end, the IDEA JOURNAL invites a range of contributions related to interior design/interior architecture research.

The role of Guest Editor is supported by:

  • the Executive Editor
  • the IDEA Editorial Advisory Committee who provides critical advice regarding research agendas for the journal and oversees the double blind refereeing process and the final selection of papers and contributions;
  • the External Advisory Committee who provide advice and feedback;
  • the Electronic Publications Editor.

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IDEA JOURNAL 2012: Writing/drawing: negotiating the perils and pleasures of interiority (Feb 2012)

Guest Editor: Dr Sarah Treadwell
Deadline for registration of interest, 50 word abstract and image if appropriate: 10 February 2012

The forthcoming issue of the IDEA JOURNAL calls for contributions in the form scholarly essays, visual essays and theorized creative practice on the topic of Writing /Drawing: negotiating the perils and pleasures of interiority.

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