Activities FHD

  • 01/12/2011

    The FHD organizes the 2011 Design History Society Anual Conference

    Design History Society Anual Conference
    7-10 de September 2011, Barcelona
    Call for papers: the deadline is 31 January 2011

    Subject: Design activism and social change

    Venue: Facultat d’Història de l’Art de la Universitat de Barcelona and ADI FAD
    Coordinator: Guy Julier
    Organizes: Fundació Història del Disseny, Barcelona

    Design activism has emerged in recent years as a term to denote creative practices that invoke social, political and environmental agency. Typically, it distances itself from commercial or mainstream public policy-driven approaches. Instead, it embraces marginal, non-profit or politically engaged design theories, articulations and actions.

    The “2011 Design History Society International Conference” offers an important opportunity for design students, academics and practitioners to participate in the development of historical enquiry into design activism.

    It welcomes the presentation of original research that helps deepen and widen our understanding of its practices and theories, contexts and discourses. The types of design expression that this conference includes, but is not limited to, are professional and non-professional industrial, graphic, craft, textile, fashion, urban, spatial, interior, digital and service design.

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