2012/05/15 : : abstract deadline : : Crafting the Future

The 10th European Academy of Design Conference – Crafting the Future – invites proposals for papers on nine possible tracks.

Crafting the Future :: 10th European Academy of Design Conference, Gothenburg, Sweden

Design is a central field for practice and research in visioning and crafting the future – and facilitating changes that could lead to a better future. Business has realized this to a great extent but also many public organizations have discovered the value of design for developing and communicating services. With the changing role of design, the boundaries of design as well as its practice has changed. When packaged in a process format and language to appeal to managers and large organizations, the core of what designers do is at risk of getting blurred. Designing is about crafting, making, visualizing, and imagining the future, regardless of whether we are involved with products, services, fashion, interactions, or other areas of practice. Have these core activities changed?

The organizing committee invites proposals for papers to the following tracks:

  1. Designing Future Mobility
  2. Design Development of Future Homes for Future Cities
  3. Design and Innovation
  4. MAKING TOGETHER – Open, Connected, Collaborative
  5. The craft of design in design of service
  6. Fashion Design for Sustainability
  7. Design history as a tool for better design
  8. Power to the People: Practices of Empowerment through Craft
  9. Design & Craft (Crafting the Education of Design)

Papers should be 3000-5000 words. If you wish to submit a full paper to the conference, please send in an “intention to submit” form, which includes a short abstract.

Important Dates
Submission of intention to submit: Until May 15, 2012
Submission of full paper: September 15, 2012
Notification of acceptance or revision: November 1, 2012
Notification of acceptance: December 15, 2012
Conference date: April 17-19, 2013

For additional information see: http://www.craftingthefuture.se/

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