Design Research Events

NEW VENTURES ARE PROPELLING DESIGN EDUCATORS AND STUDENTS TO RE-THINK HOW, WHERE, AND WHAT TYPES OF EXPERIENCES BEST SERVE A DESIGN EDUCATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY.
Join fellow design educator and professionals in the vibrant design community of Portland, Oregon for two inspiring days of exciting intersections in the form of 20 dynamic panel sessions, keynote speakers, roundtable discussions, a juried student show (from Oregon colleges and universities), and lively conversation!

From the creation of new types of graduate programs (DMBA), to the physical creation of design think tanks and venture accelerator programs on campuses — a new landscape of creative collaboration, intersection and adventure is quickly emerging.

Please visit our website for conference details: newventures.aiga.org

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Tao of Sustainability–an International Conference and Exhibition on
Sustainable Design, 14-15 November 2014

Chief Organizers:
Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University, China
School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Aalto University, Finland
School of Arts and Design, Guangdong University of Technology, China

Hosting Organizers:
Sustainable Design Research Institute, Art & Science Research Centre,
Tsinghua University, China Department of Environmental Art Design,
Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University, China

Co-organizers:
Embassy of Finland in China
College of Design & Innovation, Tongji University

Conference Date: 14th -15th of November, 2014.
Exhibition Date: 14th-23rd of November, 2014
Venue: Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Website: www.sdri.com.cn (Under construction)

This event, the Tao of Sustainability—-an International Conference
and Exhibition on Sustainable Design, explores the possibilities and
ways of design in developing sustainable solutions for the future of
mankind once again.

In Chinese philosophy, the “Tao” means “path”, “way”, “method”,
“principle”, “truth”, “ethics”. Lao-Tse, the ancient Chinese
philosopher and the founder of Taoism said, “Man follows Earth. Earth
follows Heaven. Heaven follows Tao. Tao follows Nature”. The
protection of natural environment is the first and most fundamental
guarantee for sustainable development of human beings.

In the Autumn of 2011, the Academy of Arts and Design of Tsinghua
University, and School of Arts, Design and Architecture of Aalto
University (formerly University of Art and Design Helsinki), have
jointly held the “International Conference on Sustainable Design
Strategies in a Globalization Context”. The conference has
successfully provided a platform for ideas clashing and converging,
knowledge spreading and experience sharing, and helped to seek the Tao
of sustainability in design. In the past three years, we have
witnessed tremendous progress everywhere in the world, but also quite
a lot of tragedies and disasters, like the haunting Beijing Smog and
the snowless black Christmas in Finland. The deepening ecological
crisis is a call also for design: in which ways can it help in solving
problems of sustainability in the prevailing context of globalization
and consumerism? When it comes to Tsi (or Chinese Qi, the physical
expression of Tao), what is the image of sustainable design up to
date?

Now, the two schools with a new partner, School of Arts and Design of
Guangdong University of Technology will maintain our cooperation and
friendship to organize the third quest for the Tao of sustainability.

Conference:
There will be keynote speeches and a round-table discussion on
sustainable design during the event. Keynote speakers from Europe,
USA, Japan and China will be invited to give speeches.

Exhibition:
All the entry works will be given an Entry Certificate jointly signed
by the Chief Organizers. Design works in all the design fields are
included.
A worldwide call for the exhibition works has been launched.The

submissions have to meet the theme of the event.

Deadline for contributing works: July 31st, 2014

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PhD By Design conference being held in the Department of Design at Goldsmiths on the 6th and 7th of November 2014.The event is an opportunity to present work and discuss the diverse aspects of what it means to do a practice-based PhD in Design.

Aim:
The aim of this event is to vocalise, discuss and work through many of the topical issues of conducting a practice-based PhD in design. It will enable early career design researchers to explore the many aspects of knowledge production within an academic institution.

Who for?
The conference especially invites designers undergoing a practice-based PhD, as well as supervisors, MRes students, MPhil students within and outwith design departments.

What will happen?
The two day event will include twelve discussion sessions, presentations from leading design researchers Dr. Jennifer Gabrys (Goldsmiths, University of London), Professor Jon Rogers (University of Dundee), Professor Teal Triggs (Royal College of Art) and a public lecture by Professor Bill Gaver (Goldsmiths, University of London). The conference is an opportunity to come together to share practices, experiences and provide a forum to build a practice based design research community.

How to get involved
If you are interested in taking part, we ask you to submit three questions that relate to the issues you are discovering within your practice-based research. One questions relating to doing/making/planning the second to do with output/dissemination/ use and the third we are leaving open for you to decide.

We also ask you to bring with you a 5 minute presentation describing your practice-based research.  Find out more on how to get involved: phdbydesign.com

Registration deadline is the 26th September 2014.

For more information:
phdbydesign.com
phdbydesign@gold.ac.uk

 

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