Design. Experience. Challenges 2018
The annual Design Research and Education Conference took place on October 18, 2018 in the Portrait Hall of the Latvian Academy of Sciences.
The theme of the conference was
DESIGN GRAMMAR LESSONS
The conference was organized by the Latvian Designers’ Society in cooperation with the Latvian Academy of Sciences and the Rezekne Academy of Technologies.
The aim of the event was to gather experience and opinions, to search for answers to the actual questions of the design industry and education, to listen, understand and to learn.
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”
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
Design EducationFuture 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 www.design.lv
Rezekne Academy of Technologies (RTA) is a state founded higher education institution with unlimited international accreditation. Its roots go back to 1925. Record sheets starting from 1 August 1925.The aim of RTA is to provide academic and professional higher education in compliance with the science development level and cultural traditions of Latvia being competitive in the European education space, developing studies and research in 14 study fields. he mission of RTA is to provide an opportunity to achieve academic and professional higher education, do fundamental and applied research in educational science, humanities and arts, social science, information and communication sciences, engineering, manufacturing and construction. More information on http://www.rta.lv/academy
State Culture Capital Foundation
Latvian Academy of Sciences
University of Latvia, Faculty of Education, Psychology and Art
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 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
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