Location: University of São Paulo • Mackenzie Presbyterian University, São Paulo, Brazil
Deadline for proposals: 29 Feb 2012
8th Conference of the International Committee for Design History and Design Studies
History marks territories that in some way or another are reflected in design. Since the first ICDHS conference, held in Barcelona in 1999, significant steps were taken to draw attention to the nature of design studies, practice and history in a wider world context. Parallel to that, the configuration of design landscapes has been significantly altered by education, technology and national state policies intended to promote local industries and sites by means of design.
The 8th ICDHS conference, “Design Frontiers: territories, concepts, technologies”, aims to discuss how design history and design studies may push the limits of design knowledge. The frontiers of design may be challenged by the exploration of new territories, by the establishment of new concepts, by the emergence of new technologies, as well as by rediscovering the past and by finding new ways of applying current wisdom.
Deadline for paper proposals: 29 February 2012
Notification of acceptance: 1 May 2012
Deadline for author registration: 1 July 2012