CfP: Senses & Sensibility 2017 Conference

Organized by UNIDCOM/IADE and University of Madeira, Portugal
October 24-27, 2017, Funchal, Portugal

DESIGN BEYOND BORDERS together with its affiliated conference RHIZOMES are exploring the theme of *Design in peripheral areas *and the *intersection between handicraft, design and art productions* in insular spaces, in the context of globalization and increasing transnational mobility.

SENSES & SENSIBILITY 2017 // Design Beyond Borders + Rhizomes UNIDCOM/IADE and University of Madeira // 24-27 October 2017

Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal

The UNIDCOM (IADE’s Research Unit in Design and Communication) and Madeira University are holding a three-days International Conference and Workshops from 24 to 27 October in Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal.

We are delighted to announce keynote speakers

– for Design Beyond Borders – *Guy Julier*, Professor of Design Culture at the University of Brighton and Principal Research Fellow in Contemporary Design at the Victoria & Albert Museum, UK; *Thomas Pausz *(Iceland/France) creates scenarios for alternative material cultures; *Nini Andrade Silva*, interior designer, distinguished with several design prizes, due mainly to her work in hotels Design and *Teresa Franqueira*, designer and professor at Aveiro University, senior researcher at the ID+ Research Unit, coordinator of the ID+ DESIS Lab, and member of the international committee of the DESIS Network – Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability;

– for Rhizomes – *Abraão Vicente*, Minister of Culture and Creative Industries of Cape Verde; *Godfrey Baldacchino* is Pro-Rector for International Development and Full Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology at the University of Malta; *Isabel Santa Clara*, Professor and researchers at Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Madeira and *João Carlos Silva*, Founding director São Tome e Príncipe Biennial.

*Conferences websites and information*
http://senses2017.unidcom-iade.pt/
http://rhizomes2017.unidcom-iade.pt/

*Key dates*

Call for full papers, posters and workshops proposals

Submission deadline: 30th August
Approval disclosure: 15th September
Final version: 30th September

*Conference registration*
http://senses2017.unidcom-iade.pt/register/
Early bird rates available now.

For further information, please contact: *ssdbb17@gmail.com
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