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DRS 2018

Submission: Closed
Opening: 25-Jun-2018
Closing: 28-Jun-2018
DRS2018 Limerick conference website has been updated with four new Calls for Papers, Workshops, Conversations, and PhD by Design. We have also been planning the conference experience so that venues, events, and most importantly good conversation will provide a truly memorable conference.
 
Design shapes our daily lives, influencing how we interact with each other and with our environment. When at its best, design is a powerful catalyst for change. Conversely we can think of change as a catalyst for design; Design and designers flourish in a state of flux and the most interesting work can emerge from the chaos.
DRS2018, hosted by the University of Limerick and Limerick School of Art and Design, Limerick Institute of Technology, invites designers to explore these relationships across an exciting four-day conference from 25th- 28th June 2018.
 
Building on the futures orientation of DRS2016, DRS2018 will explore emergent themes at the intersections of design research, design practice, design education and design policy.
 
It aims to provide a platform for discussions around the changing territorial contexts of design locally, nationally and transnationally. Ireland is an ideal location to position these explorations as it has recently launched an ambitious programme of capacity building for design policy and practice.
We invite practicing designers, design researchers, academics and students to input and share research and practice insights through keynotes, debates, presentations, workshops and conversations. We actively encourage engagement from traditional and non-traditional design researchers from around the world.
 
 
Call for Papers
Submissions Open: 5th September 2017
Submission Deadline: 6th November 2017
 
Designing is increasingly taking place in shifting territorial, economic, and policy contexts.  We ask what are the ways in which design research can catalyse progressive change in this emerging world?
 
DRS2018 invites new and challenging paper submissions from any area or discipline of design research.  We embrace research looking at and using design in the widest possible sense with interdisciplinary work and work responding to the conference themes particularly encouraged.
 
Full papers can be submitted to an open call or to themed tracks for the DRS2018 conference. Further details are available on the conference website<http://drs2018limerick.org/participation/call-papers>.
 
Call for Workshops
Submissions Open: 5th September 2017
Submission Deadline: 15th February 2017
 
Workshops are half and full day sessions which provide an opportunity to learn in a practical and engaged way about the latest tools, methods and techniques of Design Research, Practice, and Education. They aim to bring together design researchers and design practitioners in academia, in the public sector, and in business and industry. Workshops will take place over the four days of the conference, though most will take place on Monday 25th June 2018. Further information and Workshop Template is available on the website<http://drs2018limerick.org/participation/workshop-sessions>.
 
Call for Conversations
Submissions Open: 5th September 2017
Submission Deadline: 15th February 2017
 
Conversations engage a limited number of attendees in open exchange in arriving at new understandings about a particular topic. Conversations provide an environment where a constructive dialogue can take place about issues of importance in Design Research, particularly to promote exchanges about topics not easily captured by the scholarly paper. Conversations foster open exchange, by talking, but also by means of play, prototyping, critique of each other's work produced on-the-spot, or even activism. Each Conversation is facilitated by convenors who will produce a concluding document from their Conversation discussion. Dissemination results will be featured on the DRS2018 site following the conference. Further information and Conversations Template is available on the website<http://drs2018limerick.org/participation/conversation-sessions>.
 
Call for PhD by Design
Submissions Open: end of September 2017
Submission Deadline: 15th February 2017
 
PhD By Design will hold a one-day event at DRS2018 to vocalise, discuss and work through some of the many issues of conducting a practice-based PhD in Design. This event will be made up of informal presentations of work as an opportunity to explore what the future holds for practice-based PhDs. It will bring together designers undertaking practice-based doctoral research, as well as supervisors, MRes students, and MPhil students within and outwith Design Departments. On the day we will produce an Instant Journal documenting discussions and outcomes and available during the conference. Further information and PhD by Design on the website<http://drs2018limerick.org/participation/phd-by-design>. Information about past events is available at: www.phdbydesign.com<http://www.phdbydesign.com>
 
Contact Us
Any enquiries about the conference should be directed to: drs2018limerick@ul.ie