DESIGN AND THE SOCIAL

NOTE THE EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACT(max 300 words): 30th of March 2011

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The three Ph.D seminars present an exposition of current trends within design research that explores the boundaries and conjunctions between design research and different areas of the social sciences. A special attention is paid to the three following intersections between design and praxis-oriented approaches from the social sciences.

14th of April:
INFRASTRUCTURING
& strategies of democratization

HOW CAN DESIGNERS WORK WITH INFRASTRUCTURES OF SOCIAL INNOVATION IN PUBLIC SPACE?
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF DESIGNERS WHO ENGAGE IN CREATING INFRASTRUCTURES OF PARTICIPATORY INNOVATION?
HOW CAN PARTICIPATORY DESIGN TRA- DITIONS AND METHODS CONTRIBUTE TO A DEMOCRATIZATION OF INNOVATION?

Presenters: Erling Björgvinsson and Peter Danholt

14th of June:
PERFORMANCE
& design interventions

WHAT DOES IT BRING TO STUDY EVERYDAY LIFE AS A PERfORMANCE?
HOW DO WE STAGE DESIGN INTERVENTIONS IN AN EVERYDAY CONTEXT?
HOW CAN THE ACT Of PERfORMING BE USED TO EXPLORE BODLLY INTERACTIONS AND EXPERIENCES?

Presenters: Susan Kozel and Brendon Clark

16th of June:
SPECULATIVE DESIGN
& science and technology studies

WHERE DO WE LOCATE A PRODUCTIVE CONVERGENCE BETWEEN SOCIOLOGY (STS) AND DESIGN?
HOW CAN AN STS APPROACH CONTRI- BUTE TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW INSIGHTS IN SPECULATIVE DESIGN PROJECTS?
TO WHAT EXTEND CAN SPECULATIVE DESIGN CHALLENGE OR AUGMENT EXIS- TING STS METHODOLOGIES IN CO-CON- STRUCTING PUBLICS AROUND ISSUES OF CONCERN?

Presenters: Alex Wilkie and TBA

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About Sarah Bodil Tierney

I am guest editor for the blog and I am currently writing a phd-project application with the CoDesign Cluster and Musuem Lolland-Falster.

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