Design. Experience. Challenges 2020
The annual Design Research and Education Conference
BRIDGE - IMPOSSIBLE CONVERSATIONS
Time and Pace:
March 27, 2020,
Academic Center of University of Latvia, House of Science, Auditorium Alpha
This year the conference topics are
Speculative (Critical) Design and Social Design.
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
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.
Design and Technologies
Architecture and Design
The Future City. Urban Systems
Technologies and Sustainable Design
Design Theories, Strategies and Methods
Future Design professions
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.
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.
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 an international placemaking team working on consulting, research and education in the following domains:
Urban planning, design and placemaking
More information on http://nebetja.eu/en/
State Culture Capital Foundation
Latvian Academy of Sciences
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
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 II “The importance of cooperation. Studies at the Pratt Institute”
Sarmite Polakova I “School as an antenna. 10 good behavior notes. DAE.”
Sarmite Polakova II “School as an antenna. 10 good behavior notes. DAE.”
Nora Gavare "Uncomfortable is good". Design education in Hong Kong.
Germans Ermics “Shaping Colour”
Arturs Analts “Matter to Matter”
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
Follow this link to view DEC2013 and DEC2014 selected articles