Emerging Practices Design Research and Education Conference 2017

Theme: The Social World
College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University, Shanghai, China
October 9–10, 2017
Registration by September 25, 2017

The conference will examine complex sociotechnical systems in the context of technology. To focus on “The Social World,” EPC2017 will cooperate with the DESIS Network.

Every autumn, the Tongji University College of Design and Innovation organizes a small and highly interactive design research and education conference titled “Emerging Practices” (EPC). In a series that began in 2012, we are now planning the sixth edition of EPC for 2017.

Following the publication of the DesignX Manifesto in 2014, EPC has developed conversations around DesignX topics. Over the past three years, we have expanded the frame of EPC. In 2014, we explored “Developing: Community – Economic – Education – Research – Exploration.” In 2015, we worked on “Design Activism.” In 2016, we focused on “Design in Complexity.” This year, we return to the challenge of complex sociotechnical systems, the original subject of the DesignX Manifesto. Starting with EPC 2017, we will initiate two rounds of conversations. The first, in 2017, considers complex sociotechnical systems from the perspective of society. The second, in 2018, will examine complex sociotechnical systems in the context of technology. To focus on “The Social World,” EPC2017 will cooperate with the DESIS Network.

EPC2017 will focus on society, exploring complex systems by inquiring into social goals, needs, and approaches. We will carry the insights of this year’s conference forward in EPC2018 by extending the focus to the technological sphere of DesignX.

Echoing the theme of Tongji Design Week 2017 — “New World” — EPC2017 will specifically invite young scholars from the BRIC countries and developing regions to share their practices and insights on “The Social World.” We also invite leading scholars from around the world to enrich the conversation. EPC2017 will include a special discussion session to develop these ideas.

We invite you to attend EPC2017. We hope that you will join us for two days of participatory interaction, working together in dialogue and the encounter of ideas.

Conference Information

Dates: October 9–10, 2017

Location: College of Design & Innovation, Tongji University, Shanghai, China

Conference language: English

Conference Registration
All participants need to download and fill in the registration form. Please send the registration form to Email: emergingpractices@tongji.edu.cn. The registration deadline is September 25th, 2017.

Contact
If you have any question, please feel free to contact us via email: emergingpractices@tongji.edu.cn

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