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Open Call for Papers for the conference “Commons in Design”, FHNW Academy of Art and Design, Basel, Switzerland, from February 15–17, 2023.

In the context of the “Commons in Design” SNSF research project and a conference planned for 15-17th of February 2023, we have the pleasure to announce an open call for papers (here pdf), short papers/case studies or workshops related to the following themes:⁠
1. Design, Gender, Working Environment⁠
2: Design, Activism, Body and Ecology⁠
3: Design, Networks and Digital Fabrication⁠

We aim to explore the relevance of commons and commoning within design as a discipline and field of research. The conference seeks to shed light on the complexity of commons and commoning from a design perspective and to present future models and scenarios pointing towards a more sustainable, just and peaceful world. Central to this is the question of how principles of commoning can benefit design processes, methods, and ways of working, ultimately changing the way designers position themselves.⁠

Academics, practitioners, theoreticians, critics, educators or students related to the field of design and/or commons, are welcome to submit their abstracts (max. 400 words) until May 31st, 2022. For more details about the conference and the submission visit our website: commons-in-design.ch.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: May 31, 2022
16.03.2022 um 16:15 Uhr
The global goals for sustainable transitions require new design strategies, new forms of cooperation and unexpected alliances. The Lucerne School of Art and Design (HSLU), Switzerland, and the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, India, are collaborating in an international doctoral studies programme to explore the diverse landscape of eco-social innovation by design.

Contributions from the design disciplines towards sustainable development often aim at the use of less harmful materials, the adaptation of more efficient processes, improvements of construction principles or the alignment of individual behaviour. However, designers also contribute to sustainable development by shaping the framework conditions of innovative social practices, mediating and navigating between academic disciplines, professional methods and cultural conventions at the four orders of design: from graphics and products to interactions and systems. The results of these interventions might be goods and services, educational experiences, grassroots innovations or co-created visions for desirable futures.

The programme is open to educators and professionals in design and allied fields who seek to reinvent the basis of their own knowledge and practice while pushing the boundaries of the design disciplines by creating new grounded theories. It encourages research scholars to be ‘learning by doing’ and in ‘learning from the field’ and it prepares them for senior positions in education, private or public sector organisations, or for eco-social entrepreneurship. Research scholars benefit from the diversity of perspectives, the inter-regional sharing of academic practice and problem-solving strategies, the plurality of innovation cultures and the opportunity to study and conduct use-inspired research within an intercultural environment in Switzerland and India.

The National Institute of Design (NID) is widely known internationally as one of the leading educational and research institutions for industrial, communication, textile and integrated design and it has close ties to the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts through a long-standing partnership and fruitful exchange of knowledge in practice-oriented research and sustainable innovation. Research scholars benefit from a diverse range of transdisciplinary courses and opportunities for academic collaboration and knowledge sharing. The PhD candidates may define individual, bespoke course loads to suit their specific requirements and needs. Mentoring and supervision is provided by guides from the NID and co-guides from the HSLU faculty as part of the cooperation programme. The PhD certificate will be issued by NID.


Further Information
16.03.2022 um 16:10 Uhr
The Lucerne School of Art and Design (HSLU) is launching the PhD programme "Eco-Social Innovation by Design" in cooperation with its long-standing partner, the National Institute of Design (NID).

Please find attached the Call for Proposals.

The programme is open to educators, professionals and researchers in design and allied fields who seek to reinvent the basis of their own knowledge and practice while pushing the boundaries of the design disciplines by creating new grounded theories. It encourages research scholars to engage in ‘learning by doing’ and in ‘learning from the field’ and it prepares them for senior positions in education, private or public sector organisations, or for eco-social entrepreneurship. PhD research scholars benefit from the diversity of perspectives, the inter-regional sharing of academic practice and problem-solving strategies, the plurality of innovation cultures and the opportunity to study and conduct use-inspired research within an intercultural environment in Switzerland and India. Furthermore, they have access to a diverse range of transdisciplinary courses and opportunities for academic collaboration and knowledge sharing.

Possible areas of research include:
Design for participation and co-creation
Design for science communication
Design of future scenarios
Design of services and interactions
Design of products, processes, and systems
Accompanying studies on new narratives and current discourses
Mentoring and supervision is provided by guides from NID and co-guides from HSLU faculty as part of the cooperation programme. The PhD certificate will be issued by NID.

Dates

16 March 2022. 11:00-12:30 CET / 3:30-5:00 pm IST
Online information event: join us online to learn more about the pro and gramme get your questions answered! Please register to the event via esi@hslu.ch

10 April 2022. 12:00 PM CET
Submission deadline for proposals

23 to 30 May 2022Admission interviews with PhD candidates

19 September 2022
Programme start

Further information

Please visit our website or contact the project managers.
Detailed information about the programme and the admission requirements are listed in the brochure attached.

We would like to kindly ask you to share this call among your peers. Thank you very much!
02.03.2022 um 15:37 Uhr
Im Anschluss an die Online-Konferenz «Design as Common Good», organisiert vom Swiss Design Network, der Hochschule Luzern und der Fachhochschule Südschweiz, stehen nun die Conference Proceedings zur Verfügung.

‘Design as Common Good – Framing Design through Pluralism and Social Values’, herausgegeben von Massimo Botta und Sabine Junginger.

22.02.2022 um 18:38 Uhr
The Dresden Network and Research Project “Pioneers of Design Education” calls for contributions on the topic “International Perspectives on Schools of Decorative Arts before the Bauhaus” for its annual online conference. Schools of Decorative Arts – also referred to as “Schools of Applied Arts” or “Schools of Arts and Crafts” – were not only a European, but a worldwide phenomenon and each institution was connected to its particular economic, aesthetic and sometimes colonial matters. Although being pioneers of modern design education and highly innovative, early Schools of Decorative Arts still lack basic art historical research, especially from their beginnings in the middle of the 19th century until World War I. These institutions were the first to promote a transformation in design education and reacted to the revolutionary changes of industrialisation: Separation of execution and design, admission of female students and extended vocational training were some of their innovative ideas. The schools continuously restructured and refined their concepts. In doing so, they became an important field for experimentation that formed the base for design education as we know it today.

While the Dresden Project focusses on Schools of Decorative Arts in Germany, the conference examines how the phenomenon spread globally. The first schools were established after the international exchange and competition of the art industry at the World’s Fairs in the middle of the 19th century. The history of German Schools of Decorative Arts therefore cannot be explained without a look at international inspirations, first and foremost from London/England and Vienna/Austria. But apart from a European context, the research network is especially looking for contributions on the genesis of schools worldwide like the “Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts” in
Jerusalem or on the colonial context of the schools in India, Mozambique and other countries.
The conference contextualises German Schools of Decorative Arts to point out their specific characteristics, but also focusses on discussing and comparing structures of design education, influences and personal networks on an international perspective.

The conference aims to approach the following topics:
- Case Studies: Schools of Decorative Arts and governmental structures of design education in all parts of Europe and worldwide
- Networks and Influences: inspiration, dissemination and connections between Schools of Decorative Arts, their teachers and students, also in colonial contexts
- National and Political Ambitions: incorporation in educational systems, economic goals, forming of national identities
- Exchange and Publicity: Schools of Decorative Arts exhibiting at World’s Fairs and the involvement of international markets

Please send us abstracts (no longer than 300 words) for a presentation of 20 minutes, together with a short biographical note, by 6th March 2022.

More Information
21.02.2022 um 15:44 Uhr
We are looking for a special breed of designers here. The ones that change behavior with design. That would be any kind of persuasive design, nudging, gamification. This course happens within our master program Communication Design and Creative Strategies.

Semester starts in April 2022 and ends mid-July 2022. The course Persuasion and Engagement is 4 hours (1 hour = 45 mins) per week. Courses are held in English and will supposedly be in presence mode, so residence/presence in Berlin is necessary. HMKW is a state-approved private university of applied sciences —> https://www.hmkw.de/en/university/departments/design/study-programs/ma-communication-design-and-creative-strategies/

If you are interested write an email with short cv to:

Prof. Dr. Jan-Henning Raff
Head of Design Department @ HMKW Berlin
j.raff@hmkw.de
20.02.2022 um 17:37 Uhr
Are you an experienced advertiser with knowledge of market research? Can you inspire people about advertising campaigns? Do you have a background in graphic design?

Then come teach at HMKW Berlin within our master program Communication Design and Creative Strategies!

Semester starts in April 2022 and ends mid-July 2022. The course Strategic Design is 5 hours (1 hour = 45 mins) per week. Courses are held in English and will supposedly be in presence mode, so residence/presence in Berlin is necessary. HMKW is a state-approved private university of applied sciences —> https://www.hmkw.de/en/university/departments/design/study-programs/ma-communication-design-and-creative-strategies/

If you are interested write an email with short cv to:

Prof. Dr. Jan-Henning Raff
Head of Design Department @ HMKW Berlin
j.raff@hmkw.de

20.02.2022 um 17:31 Uhr
Die Nachwuchsförderprogramme umfassen sogenannte „Digitalisierungskollegs“ für Studentinnen und Studenten aller Studienrichtungen. Interessierte Hochschulen können hierfür Anträge einreichen. Des Weiteren wird ein „Graduate Center“ für Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler in der Promotions- oder Postdoc-Phase beim bidt eingerichtet. Förderbeginn ist je nach Programm im April 2022 oder im Herbst 2022.

>>> https://www.bidt.digital/young-talents/
31.01.2022 um 09:49 Uhr
Zurück auf Ende – Eine Auseinandersetzung über Entstehen, Bestehen, Vergehen und Neuanfang.
Denn Beständigkeit sowie der permanente Kampf gegen die Vergänglichkeit sind zwar wiederkehrende Motive in sämtlichen Designdisziplinen, doch können sich Gestaltende auch der subtilen Forderung nach Endlichkeit kaum entziehen. Innovationen, Moden und Trends finden schließlich nur Platz, wenn ihre Vorgänger fristgerecht weichen. So widmet sich die achte Ausgabe des Neuwerk zwar dem Ende, währt aber auch den Anfängen und erkennt beide Entitäten als Quelle potenzieller Kreativität und iterativen Tuns. Unser gemeinsames Nachdenken über Werden und Vergehen, welches wir nicht nur als Gegensätze, sondern als untrennbaren Nexus verstehen, untersucht Artefakte auf ihre Haltbarkeit, erforscht den vermeintlichen Tod und hinterfragt seine Narrative, Symbole und Zeichen.

Endzeitstimmung? Gewiss nicht!

Das Leitthema wird in den Artikeln des Redaktionsteams sowie zahlreichen Gastbeiträgen interdisziplinär kontextualisiert. Auf 212 Seiten reflektieren verschiedene Formate vergangene, gegenwärtige und zukünftige Designphänomene oder solche, deren Enden vielleicht längst vorprogrammiert sind.

Weitere Informationen
27.01.2022 um 17:49 Uhr
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