Registration is now open for the NORDES 2013 design conference


The title for this year conference is: “Experiments in design research – Expressions, knowledge, critique”.  I total we have received 131 paper submissions, 55 exhibition submissions and 28 workshop proposals from all over the world. Between 30-50% has been accepted for the conference.

NORDES 2013 takes place from 9th – 12th of June 2013 at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design in Copenhagen, Denmark and at STPLN in Malmö, Sweden.


We are happy to invite you to take part in four intense days where the newest design research with focus on experimentation is presented along side a design research exhibition. One day is dedicated experimental workshops in order for all participants to have and reflect on hands-on experiences together. Our opening keynote is Usman Haque while our keynotes on the third day are Erin Manning and Brian Massumi.

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We hope to see you in June!

Best wishes,

Pelle Ehn and Maria Hellström Reimer,

Malmö University and


Troels Degn Johansson and Eva Brandt

Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design


About Eva Brandt, KADK

Eva Brandt is Professor at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation, and holds a Ph.D from 2001. Eva is co-leading the Center for Research in Codesign (CODE). Since September 2014 she has been part of the main faculty for a two year international MA-program in codesign. The main part of her research is about how designers can stage open design processes (design labs) with many participants who both can inquire into existing practices and explore possible futures in common. She also contributes to theorizing about experimental design research driven by programs and experiments. She has been contributing to several books such as Design Spaces (IT Press, 2005), Rehearsing the Future (The Danish Design School Press, 2010), XLAB (The Danish Design School Press, 2011), Facilitating Change – Using Interactive Methods in Organizations, Communities and Networks (Polyteknisk Forlag, 2011), and Routledge International Handbook of Participatory Design (Routledge, 2013). Eva has been chairing the Nordic Design Research Conference in 2013.

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