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‘Atmosphere’ is an annual, interdisciplinary design symposium advancing academic enrichment and inter-disciplinary research by creating an opportunity for students, instructors, and friends of the faculty to interact with distinguished keynote speakers, scholars and designers from around the world. The three-day event includes invited lecturers, peer-reviewed presentations, exhibitions, student installations, receptions, and numerous casual opportunities for serious exchange.
Atmosphere is the consequence of the projects we make as designers of landscapes, cities, buildings, and interiors. Atmosphere is hard to grasp, and even harder to talk about – yet the production of atmosphere, intended or not, is one of our most apparent contributions to the world. Though palpable, atmosphere resists registration. So fragile and dependent on the world around, atmosphere is also susceptible to our perception. It is not something that can be read or interpreted. It is.
‘Atmosphere’ 11 will explore ADAPTATION. This theme intends to attract researchers from diverse disciplines into an open but topically oriented exchange. ADAPTATION is a mutation, a change that aids organisms to thrive in their environments. ADAPTATION implicates designers as organisms with the particular places, materials, contingencies and intentions that enable survival or better living in an increasingly unpredictable environment. In other words, this symposium will examine not merely what and how we adapt, but the sites and situations of adaptation. The aim is to critically and creatively explore how contextual, cultural and environmental circumstances of our world serve as meaningful catalysts for design, building, teaching and research within a discussion of atmosphere and adaptation. This theme encompasses multifaceted, dynamic scales and terrains including the complexities of our social fabrics, intricacies of environmental function, potentials of adaptation as process, as fitness, the materials and patina of our everyday adaptations, and the stories and arguments that share understandings of our designed world. Do we engage in pre-ADAPTATION? Do we register atmosphere through adaptation?
The Faculty of Architecture has hosted an ‘Atmosphere’ symposium each year for the last ten years. ‘Atmosphere’ invites exploration of the less physical conditions of design: the temporary, experiential, situational, phenomenal and epiphenomenal states of our shared world. Difficult to pin-down, capture and express, ‘atmosphere’ is enveloping yet recessive. It is what we as designers, planners and interpreters of the built and natural world strive to generate, understand, and meaningfully engage.
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*Sciences du Design* is a peer-reviewed French language international
design research journal. We welcome French-speaking design research as well
as international design research submitted in French.
This issue no. 07 includes a special issue on “Design Management” co-edited
by Guillaume Blum (Laval University, Canada) and Véronique Cova
(Aix-Marseille University, France) with 4 papers:
> Blum, G. & Cova, V. (2018). Le design management en discussion. Sciences
du Design, 7,(1), 21-27.
open access right now)
> Borja de Mozota, B. (2018). Quarante ans de recherche en design
management : une revue de littérature et des pistes pour l’avenir. Sciences
du Design, 7,(1), 28-45.
open access right now)
> Glaubert, D., Nyffeler, N. & Bergeron, L. (2018). Le design management
dans les PME : une cartographie pour diagnostiquer les pratiques. Sciences
du Design, 7,(1), 46-55.
open access in 2 years)
> Berger, E., Ocnarescu, I. & Pain, F. (2018). Design et stratégies
d’entreprise : première étude pour modéliser les dynamiques d’engagement
dans un projet de recherche. Sciences du Design, 7,(1), 56-68.
open access in 2 years)
This issue no. 07 includes also 2 original articles on various subjects:
> Aucompte, Y. (2018). Design graphique comme pratique critique ? Étude de
cas à partir d’un poster de Stefan Sagmeister. Sciences du Design, 7,(1),
> Gauthier, P., Proulx, S. & Hamarat, Y. (2018). L’esthétique de la santé
publique : essai d’analyse réaliste des qualités de l’expérience de
services. Sciences du Design, 7,(1), 86-103.
This issue no. 07 includes also 2 visualisations:
> Sabatier, F., Correia, A. & Skoli, A. (2018). Vi(c)e organique. Sciences
du Design, 7,(1), 11-15.
> Borgenheimer, L. (2018). Communication et démocratie participative :
budgétisation participative à Malles Venosta. Sciences du Design, 7,(1),
Sciences du Design has a hybrid format, with print and digital versions
available in bookstores and online. More info here:
Current open call for papers for issue No. 09 on “Sustainable Development”:
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Hosted by the CAA Committee on Design
Chair: Dan Wong
Is industry making the greatest contribution and impact to design, or is research in the academy doing it behind the scenes? Is it time for more PhD programs in design?
This panel discussion will span design disciplines. We invite academic design researchers, design practitioners, agency principals, and design entrepreneurs to participate in this discussion of the investment in design research and the establishment of contemporary design thinking, methodologies, and technologies.
The deadline to submit your proposal is August 6th 2017. Please follow the guidelines here: http://www.collegeart.org/pdf/programs/conference/CAA-CFP-2019.pdf.
Proposals (including a title and 250 words maximum) should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that a current CAA: Advancing Art and Design membership is required to participate in the conference. However, If you are not a member of CAA at the time you submit the proposal, you can still submit—email CAA Membership Services at email@example.com or call them directly at 212-392-4430 and they can create a temporary CAA account number so that you can move forward with your submission.
Please see the following list of FAQ for more information:
Seeking contributors for a session, “Twentieth-Century Design and the Immigrant Professional in the Americas” at the College Art Association annual meeting from February 13-16, 2019 in New York City.
Although the significant contributions of European designers who fled Nazi Europe for North and Latin America have been long recognized by historians, the broader situation of immigrant professionals – from across the globe – in twentieth-century design history remains an area ripe for scholarly examination.
This session seeks to complicate and enrich our understanding of the roles of immigrant commercial, industrial, and decorative designers in the Americas. As newcomers either by choice or by force, immigrant professionals faced singular challenges as they sought to adapt to their adopted lands.
To these ends, papers might examine not only immigrants’ professional strategies and successes but also their challenges and failures.
How did social, economic, and personal hardships, such as racism, discrimination, and cultural politics affect their professional labors?
Did the ideas and methodologies that they brought with them sometimes fail to translate in their new professional, cultural, and aesthetic spheres, and if so, what can these reveal about the history of twentieth-century American design?
Alternatively, how have some immigrant designers or immigrant groups proposed concepts that fundamentally challenged and altered the status quo?
From a historiographic perspective, how have dominant histories of design hindered a more nuanced history of the American immigrant experience?
Papers that examine lesser-known practitioners are particularly welcome, as are papers that interrogate the works of canonical designers from a perspective that highlights their status as immigrants.