Cumulus conference Roma 2020: Design Culture(s)
Aligned with the vision of Cumulus Association, the aim of the Conference is to map the most advanced research and education in design, by reflecting on the idea of design as a form of culture, while drawing its field and opening to new directions.
Design Culture(s) is investigating not simply on the concept of culture as a monolithic expression of a specific knowledge that reflects on itself, but as the product of an investigation that is open to many different “Cultures” which are emerging and revolving around it in society, in the places and in history.
Design as expression of Culture(s) is taking into consideration the cultures we are inheriting from the past and which should be granted for the benefit of future generations, so intertwining past and future, tangible and intangible, innovation and tradition.
This is the time when it is urgent to multiply the opportunities for knowledge sharing and dissemination, in order to tackle the cultural, societal, economical, technological and industrial shifts of the future, through design education and research.
In 2020 Cumulus Association will turn 30 years old!
Design Culture(s) wants also to celebrate with all of you the richness of Cultures that Cumulus Community express!
The Conference is organized into 9 parallel tracks in order to address several different Cultures of Design. Each track is described with only three keywords to tackle and explore all possible approaches, methods, visions, experiments that can draw the scenario of different Design Cultures. Therefore, authors are invited to send innovative, original, inspiring and disruptive ideas in their contributions.
CULTURE (OF) ARTIFICIAL _ DIGITAL | TECHNOLOGY | ROBOTICS
CULTURE (OF) LANGUAGES _ AESTHETICS | EXPRESSION | VISUAL
CULTURE (OF) LIFE _ NATURE | BIOLOGY | HUMAN
CULTURE (OF) MAKING _ PROCESS | MANUFACTURING | POST-INDUSTRY
CULTURE (OF) MULTIPLICITY _ GENDER | PLURALISM | DIVERSITY
CULTURE (OF) PROXIMITY _ PLACES | PEOPLE | ECONOMY
CULTURE (OF) RESILIENCE _ SOCIAL INNOVATION | CIRCULAR ECONOMY | SUSTAINABILITY
CULTURE (OF) REVOLUTION _ CRITICAL THINKING | DISRUPTION | CHANGE
CULTURE (OF) THINKING _ THEORY | HISTORY | CRITICS
The conference will host the New Members Fair and the General Assembly of Cumulus.
The call for papers is now open!
Please check here and on the conference website.
Conference website: https://cumulusroma2020.org/
Loredana Di Lucchio, Full Professor in Design, Sapienza University of Rome
Lorenzo Imbesi, Full Professor in Design, Sapienza University of Rome
Angela Giambattista, PhD, Research Fellow, Sapienza University of Rome
Viktor Malakuczi, PhD, Research Fellow, Sapienza University of Rome