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Design. Experience. Challenges 2020

The annual Design Research and Education Conference

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Dear participants of the conference!

Due to strict implementation of security measures in Europe, the conference has been postponed to May 22, 2020.

Organizers of the conference wish to inform that all registered applications will be considered, they do not need to be re-submitted. In case you wish to withdraw your participation in the conference, inform the organizers by writing to andra.irbite@design.lv.

New applications will be available from May 1st, 2020.


 

This year the conference topics will be:

Speculative (Critical) Design and  Social Design.

Subtopics:
1. Environment and systems

2.Technologies in a new economic and service models
Role and capabilities of designer / architect / researcher in these systems.

Opportunities offered by technologies (virtual, augmented and mixed reality, cloud    technologies, artificial intelligence, etc.), as well as in research (data mining, processing,  analysis).

3.  The individual and power
Inclusion and diversity. The role of individuals and social groups (communities) in solving cultural, environmental and social issues, in the development and implementation of future scenarios.


The aim of the conference is to examine connections between  disciplinary and interdisciplinary concepts in a Social context, to promote networking and knowledge sharing.

 

Conference Organizers: Latvian Designers Society, University of Latvia

Partners: nebetja, University of Latvia, Faculty of Education, Psychology and Art

 

Chairperson of the organizing committee: Andra Irbite

Organizing committee:

Janis Kinasts

Laimdota Locmele

Laura Fomina

Sindija Iesalniece

 

Scientific Committee

Dr.phys., prof. Andris Kangro, University of Latvia

Dr.ekon., prof. Biruta Sloka, University of Latvia

Dr.paed., prof. Ilze Ivanova, University of Latvia

Dr.art., senior researcher Daina Lace, Art Academy of Latvia

Dr.sc.ing. Edgars Kirilovs, Riga Technical University

Dr.paed., Mg.art. Aina Strode, Rezekne Academy of Technologies

Dr.sc.ing., Lyubomir Lazov, Rezekne Academy of Technologies

 

 

ABOUT CONFERENCE

Design has changed over centuries to become multi-disciplinary through the merging of individual design fields, as well as through the division of basic disciplines into several branches that are connected to new theories, technologies and societal needs. Today design can be viewed as a part of or unifying element between various branches of economy.

By accepting coexistence of different design concepts, the aim of the conference is to provide a platform for researchers from various industries and professionals to share experience and knowledge not only in the traditional design disciplines, but also including a broad range of social, economic, political, historical, educational, philosophical, scientific and technological issues related to the design and its impact on the professional and educational environment.


The official languages of the Conference are Latvian and English.


The conference propose a wide range of scientific areas that are associated with the design.

Conference topics:

Design and Technologies

Engineering Design

Architecture and Design

The Future City. Urban Systems

Technologies and Sustainable Design

Design Theories, Strategies and Methods

Design Thinking

Design Management

Design Education

Future Design professions

 

 

 

ABOUT US

The Latvian Designers  Society is a professional creative organisation, which unites specialists of various design spheres in order to promote professional growth and enhancement of creative capabilities on the basis of common interests, in order to support increased prestige of the profession and exchange of valuable experience, as well as in order to exhibit, store and ensure publicity of works made by its members and to foster development of the Latvian spiritual and material culture.More information on http://design.lv/en/

The University of Latvia in 2020 is one of the leading research universities in the Baltic region and is acknowledged among the European universities.

Mission

The University of Latvia promotes the development of Latvian society and state, guarantees the students an opportunity to acquire excellent higher education and professional skills, as well as pursue personal development through scientific and creative work.

Values

People, excellence, academic freedom, academic culture, accountability to society and state, openness and respect for diversity.

More information on https://www.lu.lv/en/

 

nebetja is a redirective placemaking praxis consulting, researching and educating about planning, design and management.

More information on http://nebetja.eu/en/


 

 

Our supporters

State Culture Capital Foundation

Latvian Academy of Sciences

Catchbox

 

 

Previous conferences

Design.Experience.Challenges 2018

Conference and  seminar "Design Grammar Lessons"

October 18, 2018, Latvian Academy of Sciences

Presentations (lv) of participants of the 3rd part of the Conference are available here

Ojars Sparitis, President of of the Latvian Academy of Sciences
Karlis Agis Gross “Designing the taste in cold desserts”

Maija Rozenfelde and Rudolfs Strelis I “The importance of cooperation. Studies at the  Pratt Institute”

Maija Rozenfelde and Rudolfs Strelis IIThe importance of cooperation. Studies at the  Pratt Institute”

Sarmite Polakova I “School as an antenna. 10 good behavior notes. DAE.”

Sarmite Polakova IISchool as an antenna. 10 good behavior notes. DAE.”

Nora Gavare "Uncomfortable is good". Design education in Hong Kong.

Germans ErmicsShaping Colour”

Arturs AnaltsMatter to Matter”


 

Design.Experience.Challenges 2016

Conference and Workshop

"Photography as a method of social research and design"

December 19, Rezekne Academy of Technologies


Seminar/workshops “Design experiences and views"

September 30, 2016, International Exhibition Centre, Riga


Seminar "Mathematics for Design Students"

October10, 2015, International Exhibition Centre, Riga


Design.Experience.Challenges 13&14

Follow this link to view DEC2013 and DEC2014 selected articles