Last call for proposals: the World Design Summit
Congress on October 16 – 20, 2017
Proposals by August 6, 2017
The Call is open to scholars, practitioners and concerned parties from all spectrums of the design disciplines, including: architecture, graphic design, industrial design, interior design, landscape architecture, urban planning and interstitial or hybrid practices.
What are the innovative design ideas and actions that could bring about better futures? How can design in all its facets respond to issues as a transformational agent that supports cultural, political, economic, environmental and everyday societal needs?
By submitting your proposal you will take part in an unprecedented international event and have the opportunity for cross-disciplinary engagement and networking.
Six Driving Themes
6 main themes and 108 provocative questions calling for design-driven, solution-oriented answers.
Design for Participation
Design for Earth
Design for Transformation
Design for Extremes
Design for Beauty
Design for Sale?
Proposals are accepted in their broadest form: a paper, a presentation about an idea, a concept, a project or current research.
The Proposals must provoke paradigm shifts and propose how we might rethink challenging world issues through design processes and their applications.
They must provide innovative insights on how to attain change, therefore contributing to the objectives of the Summit: that is, to demonstrate the tremendous transformative power of design to create viable solutions for the global social, economic, cultural and environmental challenges we face worldwide.
A summary statement (40 words) that clearly states the position of the proposal and its innovative and transformative content must be included in each submission.