Call for Papers: DRS2022 BILBAO conference

DRS2022 invites new paper submissions in an open call or theme-track. We embrace research looking at and using design in the widest possible sense, with interdisciplinary work particularly encouraged.

Extended Programme: 25th June – 3rd July 2022
Main Conference: 27th June – 1st July 2022

We are living through extraordinary times where design in many forms is necessary to counter the enormous problems we face in the challenges of our coexistence.

How has the discipline of design research responded? Can design and design research bring the insights and methods needed for transformation and collaboration?
Join us at the Guggenheim in Bilbao for DRS2022, a hybrid conference with unique participation opportunities and a showcase for the best in design research. Whatever your orientation to design research we encourage you to participate, to show the true diversity and potential of our discipline.

DRS2022 is hosted by the city of Bilbao, in Northwest Spain, in association with the University of the Basque Country (Universidad del País Vasco) and the wider ecosystem of local academic and design institutions. In 2014 Bilbao became a member of the UNESCO City of Design network. As such, it hosts a permanent Design and Creativity Council with a mission to promote design-oriented urban policies and to integrate goals related to the cultural and creative industries into local development plans. Bilbao recently joined the Global Destination Sustainability Index with a commitment to meet specific guidelines for the development of more sustainable conferences.
DRS2022 is also hosted online in a hybrid mode, with opportunities for new interactions between the place-based and online conferences. The extended conference format will give you the chance to experience the energy and creativity of Bilbao wherever you choose to participate from.

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
Participation for DRS2022 takes a number of different formats. Theme Tracks aim to capitalize on emerging and specialized research networks. Research Papers can be submitted to an open call or theme-track. Conversation Sessions provide an opportunity for structured discussion exploring emerging themes. Workshops provide practical experience of methods and research outcomes, and Labs offer an opportunity to conduct design research through engagement with local organisations. A PhD Researcher event will help develop the next generation of design researchers through building new capabilities and critical thinking.

RESEARCH PAPERS
DRS2022 invites new paper submissions in an open call or theme-track. We embrace research looking at and using design in the widest possible sense, with interdisciplinary work particularly encouraged. Further details about theme-tracks will be announced in due course.
Submission is for full papers only up to 5000 words, including abstracts and references, and should adhere to the conference paper submission guidelines, available in August on the conference website. All submissions must be in the English language.
Authors of accepted papers are required to register and present their work at the conference, either physically or virtually according to the hybrid nature of the event. All accepted papers will be published in the DRS Digital Library and available to view approximately one month before the beginning of the conference.
Paper submission system will be open from 1st September 2021 and full papers must be submitted by 15th November 2021.

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TIMETABLE TO DRS2022
Deadline for theme-track session proposals: 26th July 2021
Deadline for full papers: 15th November 2021
Notification of accepted papers: February 2022
Deadline for Conversations, Workshops, Labs: February 2022
Conference Dates: 25th June – 3rd July 2022

CONTACT
Any queries about the conference should be directed to: admin@drs2022.org
Conference website: https://www.drs2022.org (not yet live!)
For regular updates follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/drs2022 (not yet live!)

The Design Research Society is a multi-disciplinary learned society for the design research community worldwide. You can visit the DRS website at: http://www.designresearchsociety.org

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