Cumulus Kyoto 2008 Call for Abstracts for International Design Sessions

[Cu:] “emptiness” Resetting Design - A New Beginning

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International Design Discourse Competition
Genre Essay
Country Japan
RegDeadline 30 Sep 2007 GoogleCal iCal
30 Sep 2007 (Must be Received via Online)

Call for Abstracts for International Design Sessions. Accepted Abstracts will be presented in the sessions of CUMULUS KYOTO 2008.
Modernism in design has suggested that formalism, functionalism and universalism can lead human beings to a more advanced stage --a state of material wellbeing, for example. Nowadays, however, we are confronted with grave social questions concerning issues such as environmental degradation, polarization of wealth, and the consequences of global mass consumption. In the Cumulus Kyoto 2008 conference, we will question the significance of design and designers' existence. We will promote discussion of the role and the mission of design and designers in relation to these critical humanitarian problems.

Kiyokazu Arai (Professor, Kyoto Seika University)
Morihiro Satow (Lecturer, Kyoto Seika University)
Oussouby Sacko (Associate Professor, Kyoto Seika University)
Haruhiko Fujita (Professor, Osaka University)
Haruo Hayashi (Professor, Kyoto University)
Yuriko Saito (Professor, Rhode Island School of Design)
Wolfgang Jonas (Professor, University of Kassel)
Thomas Leerberg (Associate Professor, Designskolen Kolding)

A selection of the presented full papers will be published in the Cumulus Working Papers.

Entry Fee

Notification: 1 November, 2007
Deadline for full paper: 29 February, 2008
Kyoto Conference: 27-31 March, 2008

Kyoto Seika University / Cumulus

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