Installation Competition: Design Lounge (March 2015, Brisbane Australia)

Website: http://designonline.org.au/content/apdl-connect-project-call-for-proposals/
Deadline for proposal submissions: 6 March 2015

The  Asia Pacific Design Library has just launched a Call for Proposals to design an installation for our Design Lounge located on Level 2 of the State Library of Queensland in South Bank, Brisbane. We are seeking proposals for an installation of a new and innovative work that demonstrates connections between Australia and the Asia Pacific region through design. Up for grabs is a $5000 honorarium plus an economy flight to and accommodation in Brisbane.

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Community Now? The Politics of Participatory Design (Feb 2015, Berlin Germany)

Dates: 19-21 February 2015
Location: Jewish Museum Berlin, Lindenstraße 9-14, 10969 Berlin
Website: http://community-now.org/
Registration deadline: 8 February 2015

The international symposium focuses on emergent issues of urban grassroots movements, especially in relation to current social developments in Germany and Israel. Together with guests and projects from all over we explore how to promote processes of active participation and support a sustainable development of communities, their impact on policy making and on everyday life. The event is the closure of the German-Israeli research project “Communty Now?” between the Berlin University of the Arts and the Bezalel Academy Jerusalem.
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Atmospheres (July 2015, Manchester UK)

1-2 July 2015
Location: University of Manchester, UK
Website: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/morgancentre/events/atmospheres/call/
Deadline for submissions: 12 January 2015

Atmospheres play a significant role in, and add an important quality to, our intimate, domestic and public lives, yet are often overlooked in social research, not least because of the methodological challenges involved in capturing them.

In this major conference celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Morgan Centre, we will be using the theme of atmospheres as our starting point for interdisciplinary dialogue.

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anti-po-des call for abstracts, issue 3, 2015 (Nov 2014)

Website: http://www.anti-po-des-designjournal.org.nz
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 10 Nov 2014

structures : the conceptual, physical and ideological structures by which design efforts, actions, processes, objects and discourses impact on society; and vice versa.

anti-po-des invites abstracts for papers that explore or engage with the concept of structure at the intersection of design and society. Whether from the perspective of design in society, or from the social within design(ing), it is the structures that mediate and are mediated by this relationship that we invite researchers, practitioners, sociologists and others to focus on for issue 3.

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Special Issue of Intl Review of Social Research: Culture, Market and Society – Between marketization of culture and culturalization of market (Dec 2014)

Website: http://www.irsr.eu
Deadline for submission: 1 December 2014

This special issue will be published as Volume 5, Issue 1, February 2015.

Guest editors: Philippe Chantepie (Ecole Polytechnique-Telecom Paris-Tech / Orange), Anda Becu=00 (National Institute for Research and Cultural Training), Dan Eugen Raiu (Babe-Bolyai University)

In the last decades of the 20th century the academic research has become aware of and interested in the changes brought by the industrialization and democratization of culture. Whatever the concepts used to define these changes – “information society”, “new economy”, “creative economy”, “knowledge-based economy”, or “network society”, they reflect the interest in the relation between culture, society and economy. Mass society corresponds to a high scale of production, distribution and consumption of cultural artifacts and services. In this context, the art for the sake of art becomes questionable and this has transformed the cultural field and the artists as well. A new definition of culture, more extensive and inclusive, was needed to express different values and practices. Authors like Pierre Bourdieu or Richard Florida opened the debate, by bringing into the attention of academic world social and cultural practices ignored before and they launched a new approach in their research field.

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Special Issue of Wi: Journal of Mobile Media: Mobile Trash (Nov 2014)

Website: http://technotrash.org/cfp-mobile-trash-2016/
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 1 November 2014

EDITED BY MEL HOGAN & ANDREA ZEFFIRO (JANUARY 2016)

For this special issue of Wi: Journal of Mobile Media [wi.mobilities.ca], we are gathering contributions that address the idea of ‘mobile trash.’

The intention of this issue is to reconfigure the concepts of ‘mobile’ and ‘mobilities’ in relation to trash, by its various definitions and formations, from new materialism, feminism, media ecology, media archaeology, and queer frameworks.

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Special Issue of Artifact: The Design Concept Anthology (March 2014)

Deadline for submissions: 3 March 2014
Website: http://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/artifact/information/authors

Back in the 1990’s, the graphic designer Bruce Mau proclaimed that “everything is design.” However, when everything is design, nothing is design. This inherently contradictory nature of Mau’s statement enabled it to be read as a provocation as well as a promotion of the design concept. Today the echo from back then sounds hopelessly antiquated: the field has expanded to a state of formless dissolution and it is now commonplace to understand design as if not everything, then something close. The design concept is topical and trendy, it is discussed and used in a great many areas and in manifold ways; when it comes to content as well as scale the concept covers countless subjects, places, objects, and processes.

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8th Intl Conf on Design Principles and Practices (Jan 2014, Vancouver Canada)

Dates: 16-18 January 2014
Location: UBC Robson Square, Vancouver, Canada
Website: http://designprinciplesandpractices.com/the-conference/
Deadline for submissions: 16 December 2013

Theme: Design as Collective Intelligence

The Eighth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices will be held at the University of British Columbia at Robson Square in downtown Vancouver, Canada, from 16-18 January 2014. The conference is co-hosted in partnership with Emily Carr University of Art + Design and Carleton University School of Industrial Design. Proposals for paper presentations, poster sessions, workshops, roundtables or colloquia are invited, addressing design through one of the following themes:

* Design Education
* Design in Society
* Design Management and Professional Practice
* Visual Design
* Designed Objects
* Architectonic, Spatial, and Environmental Design
* Design as Collective Intelligence (2014 Featured Theme)
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3rd IEEE Intl Workshop on the Social Implications of Pervasive Computing for Sustainable Living (Mar 2014, Budapest)

Dates: 24-28 March 2014
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Website: http://www.sipc2014.blogspot.com
Deadline for submissions: 30 October 2013

The Third IEEE International Workshop on the Social Implications of Pervasive Computing for Sustainable Living (SIPC ’14) in conjunction with the Twelfth IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications – PerCom 2014 (http//www.percom.org/).

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Designing Disaster Mobilities (May 2014, Pennsylvania USA)

Dates: 18-21 May 2014
Location: Penn State University, USA
Website: http://iscram2014.ist.psu.edu/node/23 
Deadline for submissions: 15 November 2013

ISCRAM 2014: ELSI in Crises: Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues of IT Supported Emergency Response

We invite practitioner reports, academic papers, and demonstrations of technologies that address ethical, legal and social opportunities and challenges of IT supported crisis management in all phases.

This track explores critical ethical, legal and social issues (ELSI) and innovative responses in practice, policy, and IT design with a view to emergent technology for mobilizing crisis response and management.

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