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The KISDtalks have been developed in close collaboration between KISD lecturers and students. Featuring short exciting talks as well as vibrant and intensive discussions, the KISDtalks are very attractive, also for design-interested guests.

Themed “Design & Ethics“, the KISDtalks in the summer term 2014 will focus on different perspectives of ethics. Guests from business and industry, religion, philosophy, and from – of course – design are invited to share, present or discuss experiences, attitudes and contradictions.

What’s the meaning of ethics today in the context of professional work? Is there something like ethics – or what is negotiated when we refer to ethics? What conflicts of interest arise when trying to act ethically and what solutions are available? These questions are just a preview of the wide range of topics that might be discussed in this context.

First talk will be with Laura Popplow about: Design Relations?

As designers we are not only thinking and producing new artifacts, but we should also be concerned about the relations between all the living and non-living things that make up our world. With the more than necessary shift towards more sustainable ways of living and designing, we have to focus more and more on these relations, doing more good in the world with less – less energy, less waste, less materials. We have to shift from the notation of Design as nice to have to the question of necessity.

From designing “matters of fact“ we are (finally?) moving to the design of “matters of concern“ as Bruno Latour proposes. Ethical design in this sense is the design of meaningful relations – between people and other people, things, technology and other living entities. How could we design these relations?

Laura Popplow works as a researcher, artist and designer. She is teaching Interactive Media Design at the department of design and art of the Bergische Universität Wuppertal. Key aspects in her work are Locative Media, Participatory Design and Sustainability. She prefers to work transdisciplinary and collectively.

Her project FUNGUTOPIA is an experiment to work with fungi in design and architecture both as an utopian idea for future scenarios as well as a sustainable building material.

Detailed informations:

http://kisd.de/en/press/events/kisdtalks/
07.04.2014 um 11:40 Uhr
Visualising historic time to integrate data across multiple datasets

The Royal College of Art (RCA) and The National Archives (TNA) in London invite applications for one fully funded Thames Consortium Studentship. Funded by AHRC, the three year PhD research programme will be supervised jointly by the RCA and TNA. The studentship begins in late September 2014.

The research
You will undertake a PhD on the visualisation of archive data with particular emphasis on time-wise interactive visualisations such as timelines and other chronographics. The research is intended to break new ground in representing multiple datasets. We see this as a problem of design, technology, and historiography, where data visualisation and interactivity hold the key to making sense of large data sets. This research builds on the achievements of a successful existing PhD project at the RCA. The project complements the AHRC-funded Big Data project ‘Traces through Time’ led by TNA to identify and link individuals across large historical datasets spanning a wide timeframe.

Applicants should normally have at least a 2:1 from their first degree and a relevant masters degree. If in doubt about the relevance of your previous studies, please discuss this with us.

Deadline for applications: midnight (UK time) 28 April 2014. Interviews likely to be week beginning 26 May.

To discuss academic / industrial aspects of the studentship, email: stephen.boyd-davis at rca.ac.uk

To discuss administrative / financial aspects, email: richard.makin at rca.ac.uk

Information and application here

An indication of past work by the academic director of this research can be seen here
02.04.2014 um 10:59 Uhr
Dates: 20-21 November 2014
Location: University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal
Website: http://www.designa.ubi.pt/en/2014
Deadline for submissions: 31 May 2014

DESIRE is the chosen theme to DESIGNA’s 4th edition, returning to the University of Beira Interior November 20th and 21st, 2014.

The call for papers starts today and will be open until May 31st. We welcome the submission of original communication proposals with a seminal propensity that are able to explore the connection between Design and Desire within one of the six thematic frames that structure the conference: Communication, Multimedia, Product, Fashion, Theory and Education.

In this first moment, we invite researchers and designers to submit an abstract with their intended communication proposal. After a double blind review process and the authors’ acceptance notification, we will ask for the submission of the full paper, regarding the publication of the proceedings. The submission procedures can be found in the conference’s website – www.designa.ubi.pt/en/2014 -, a platform available both in portuguese and in english, where you can check all the necessary information about the event and its calendar.

DESIGNA has been contributing, since 2011, to consolidate the research on Design both academically and socially, nationally and internationally. Therefore, we ask everyone who’s interested to spread the word about the conference’s call for papers and to join us at Covilhã next November.

http://www.designa.ubi.pt/en/2014
02.04.2014 um 10:55 Uhr
Key Challenges in Digital Fabrication for 21st Century Education

FabLearn Europe brings together international researchers, educators, designers, and makers to discuss and explore digital fabrication in education, making, and hands-on learning for the 21st Century. This first European FabLearn conference is organized jointly by Stanford University, Bremen University and Aarhus University. FabLearn Europe is a spinoff of the global FabLearn conference, and builds on the strong and dedicated community that has developed around the event for the past three years at Stanford University. The one-day event is organized in close conjunction with the IDC’14 Conference on Interaction Design and Children, which is held at Aarhus University and the LEGO Foundation, 17-20 June, 2014.

We are inviting submissions for short papers, workshops and demos for FabLearn Europe! Please see the call under submissions, and join our Facebook group for updates

submissions

facebook group
02.04.2014 um 10:47 Uhr
Leben wir sicher, wenn Plätze, Straßen und Gebäude von Videokameras beobachtet werden, wenn Geheimdienste im großen Stil E-Mails scannen? Ist es wirklich hilfreich, wenn uns eine Software vorschlägt, wofür wir uns interessieren sollen? Sind unter diesen Bedingungen Sicherheit und Freiheit vereinbar?

Diese und andere brisante Fragen bilden den Ausgangspunkt für die Ausstellung „Außer Kontrolle? Leben in einer überwachten Welt“. Ob das systematische Scannen personenbezogener Daten oder das einfache Ausspähen des Nachbarn hinter vorgezogenen Gardinen: 200 Objekte aus Vergangenheit und Gegenwart führen vor Augen, dass Kontrolle nicht einfach das Verhältnis von dunkler Herrschaft zu wehrlosem Untertan ist. Kontrolle ist jede Situation, in der Informationen über einen Menschen gesammelt werden, um ihn zu einem vorbestimmten Handeln zu lenken. Dabei lassen wir uns mitunter bewusst kontrollieren und beobachten umgekehrt gerne unsere Mitmenschen. Um diesem Wechselspiel gerecht zu werden, sind die Objekte aus zwei unterschiedlichen Perspektiven zu sehen: der des Überwachers und der des Überwachten.

Die Besucher erfahren, wie und warum Menschen und Techniken Kontrolle ausüben und wie sich dies auf unser Denken und Handeln auswirkt. Ob wir im Laufe der Zeit überwachter oder freier geworden sind, verhandelt der Blick in die Geschichte der Kontrolle. Erst wenn Menschen Wissen über ihre Nachbarn sammeln, bildet sich eine Gesellschaft überhaupt aus. Doch ab wann wird der Zugriff auf einen Menschen ein Eingriff in seine Persönlichkeit? Dies zu reflektieren sind die Besucher immer wieder aufgerufen.
17.03.2014 um 14:06 Uhr
Die HTW sucht im Studiengang Industrial Design eine/n Professorin/Professor
für das Fachgebiet Entwurfsmethodik und Designentwurf mit dem Schwerpunkt Sustainability und Technologie

Gesucht wird eine Designerpersönlichkeit, welche die Schwerpunkte Sustainability und Technologie in der angewandten Entwurfsmethodik und Projektarbeit vertritt und bereit ist, im interdisziplinären Kontext Projekte zu initiieren und zu begleiten. Erwartet wird eine Persönlichkeit mit ausgewiesener künstlerisch-gestalterischer Qualifikation, welche fundierte Praxis- und Forschungserfahrung im Bereich Sustainability im Entwicklungsprozess industrieller Produkte und Prozesse besitzt. Designrelevante Fähigkeiten und Kenntnisse sollen in der ersten und zweiten Studienphase der Bachelorausbildung Industrial Design anschaulich vermittelt werden. Hierbei sind die Aspekte der Verwendung von nachhaltigen Technologien und materialgerechter Gestaltung bei nieder- bis hochkomplexen Aufgabenstellungen zu berücksichtigen und zu bewerten. Entsprechende Lehrerfahrung in Gestaltungsstudiengängen und einschlägige Erfahrungen in der angewandten Forschung und Entwicklung werden vorausgesetzt. Gewünscht wird, dass die zukünftige Stelleninhaberin bzw. der zukünftige Stelleninhaber nationale und internationale Forschung auf dem Gebiet etabliert und dafür eine Strategie erarbeitet. Branchenübliche Erfahrungen im teambasierten Arbeiten sind ausdrücklich erwünscht. Die Stelle ist auf 5 Jahre befristet.

Die HTW Berlin ist bestrebt, die Anzahl von Professorinnen zu erhöhen und fordert qualifizierte Frauen deshalb ausdrücklich auf, sich zu bewerben. Schwerbehinderte Menschen werden bei gleicher Eignung bevorzugt.

Die Einstellungsvoraussetzungen und weitere Informationen entnehmen Sie bitte unserer Homepage unter http://www.htw-Berlin.de/Aktuelles/Stellenangebote/Professuren

Bitte senden Sie Ihre aussagekräftigen Bewerbungen innerhalb von 4 Wochen an den
Dekan des Fachbereichs 5 der
HTW Berlin
Treskowallee 8
10313 Berlin

http://www.htw-Berlin.de/Aktuelles/Stellenangebote/Professuren
17.03.2014 um 11:47 Uhr
The University of Art and Design - HfG Offenbach - has invited a number of design professionals and design theoreticians for the design conference re/set (May 16th - 17th 2014) to discuss their interpretation of »entwurf-knowledge-discipline« and the future of design, with guest speakers including:

Sabine Ammon (D)
Jan Boelen (BE)
Gui Bonsiepe (BR, AR)
Bernhard E. Bürdek (D)
Stefan Diez (D)
Martin Gessmann (D)
Susanne Hauser (D)
Jeroen Verbrugge (NL)
Hans Zitko (D)

The word design has many implications. The usual complaint heard from all designers is that the word design became arbitrary and diluted with postmodernism. Everything nowadays is labelled design, including nail-design. Thus, the question is: what do the real designers do? What is their special skill? Looking at the various activities that are subsumed under the word design reveals that they are all strongly connected to the conceptual activity that in german is called entwerfen. This skill seems to generate a special design knowledge that distinguishes the designer from others and constitutes design as a discipline.

Das Wort »Design« hat viele Implikationen, und die gängige Klage der Designer lautet,
dass der Begriff seit der Postmoderne diffus und uneindeutig geworden ist, eben weil sich heute alles mit dem Titel »Design« schmückt, klassischerweise auch Naildesign. So ist die Frage, was genau die »echten« Designer tun, worin heute ihr besonderes Können besteht: Betrachtet man nun die vielfältigen Tätigkeiten, die unter dem Begriff Design subsumiert werden, etwas genauer, so scheint doch eines eindeutig hervorzutreten: Sie sind allesamt durch die Kompetenz des Entwerfens gekennzeichnet. Und aus ebendieser Kompetenz leitet sich ein spezifisches Designwissen ab. Erst durch das Entwerfen – der Begriff Entwurf hat im Übrigen im Englischen keine Entsprechung – konstituiert sich Design als Disziplin.

Die HfG Offenbach fragt nun, im Rahmen der Designkonferenz re/set (16./17. 05) nach den jeweiligen Deutungen von Entwurf-Knowledge-Discipline und hat hierfür Größen aus Theorie und Praxis eingeladen, gemeinsam über die Zukunft des Designs zu diskutieren.

re/set on facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Reset/1444376352464882
re/set website:
http://www.hfg-offenbach.de/reset


You are invited to join us for discussion –
Registration until 15/04/14
via http://www.hfg-offenbach.de/reset

Fee / Gebühr:
The conference is free for HfG Students.
Students from other Universities: 30 Euro
Non-students: 100 Euro
14.03.2014 um 11:53 Uhr
26-27 November 2014 at Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Helsinki, Finland

Over the past two decades, a continuous dialogue and fruitful convergence between art and design related practices and research has been explored in the academic institutions. Involved in the contemporary discourse of practice-led research, the Art of Research Conference 2014 brings out the interactive and dynamic relationship between experience, materiality and articulation. How are different fields and media shaping these in novel ways through various methods, tools, and skills? How do research and practices operate from these relationships? Through these questions the main aim of the event is to engage in a shared exploration of bold and visionary thinking across different entangling practices.

The Conference aims at sharing an understanding of the ontological, epistemological and methodological issues of practice-led research, and offers an academic framework for discussing notions of experience, materiality and articulation. To facilitate inquiries on the themes of the Conference, we invite original proposals on various forms of art that significantly contribute to practices and research in art and design. Rather than suggesting that the themes of experience, materiality and articulation are fixed, we encourage broad contextual thinking and perspectives.

- How is experience articulated through artifacts and their making?
- How does awareness of environments, discourses and cultures affect practice?
- How does material agency and affordance affect the making of an artifact?
- What stories lie behind artifacts and how do narratives support creative activities?
- What is the role of the body in research through practice?
- How does an exploratory approach towards creative processes and materials contribute to the production of new knowledge?

Notwithstanding the above, it is appreciated that these questions might stimulate other questions that potential contributors could see as productively challenging or could lead to expanding these concerns. Such responses are most welcome.

http://designresearch.aalto.fi/events/aor2014/
13.03.2014 um 12:09 Uhr
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