Attending [to] Futures: Matters of Politics in Design Education, Research, Practice:
18-20 November 2021: Attending [to] Futures: Matters of Politics in Design Education, Research, Practice:

A conference for design practitioners, researchers, educators, students, scholars, and activists, who engage in a political reprogramming of design!

Acknowledging the ways in which design (as practices, forms of knowledge, and sets of objects) is accountable for social and environmental injustice, ATTENDING [TO] FUTURES is a platform for critical perspectives that scrutinize unchallenged disciplinary norms and designerly ways of knowing, being, doing, and imagining in design education, research, and practice.

Three panels will frame practical and theoretical positions and projects that critically examine the socio-political and ecological consequences of dominant ways of knowing, being, and doing in design and explore the possibilities of subversive practices and alternative teaching-learning scenarios. Lectures, workshops, urban walks, live performances, film screenings, and discussions invite interdisciplinary exchange among designers, activists, researchers, and educators from the fields of design, art, architecture, cultural studies, and anthropology.

We accept and encourage submissions of different formats (Talks, Presentations/Workshops/Performances/Other)!
Deadline for submissions is April 05, 2021.

For further information please visit our website and download the CfS:
Questions and Submissions: submissions (at)

The conference will take place at Köln International School of Design of TH Köln (Cologne, Germany) on 18-20 November 2021, but will be transformed into an online event, if regulations with regard to the Covid-19 pandemic prohibit physical large-scale events.
26.01.2021 um 12:14 Uhr

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