Cumulus Working Groups calling for participation in Cumulus Rovaniemi 2019 meetings

At the Cumulus conference Rovaniemi 2019
May 30 – June 1, 2019 Rovaniemi, Finland hosted by University of Lapland

Calls for participation and presentations

Please note that you may read more about the groups and their past meetings at https://www.cumulusassociation.org/category/academics/working-groups/

Cumulus Working Groups

Wednesday 29.5.
11:00 – 12:30 Design and migration: Design for Arrival CWG
11:00 – 12:30 Eating & Design: Design New Eating Habits working groups. CWG
13:30 – 15:00 Art and Design Teacher Education and Pedagogy CWG
13:30 – 15:00 Contemporary Art CWG
13:30 – 15:00 X-Files CWG for International Affairs Officers
15:30 – 17:00 Cumulus 4 Sustainability CWG

Thursday 30.5.
11:00 – 12:30 Digital Culture CWG

Friday 31.5.
11:00 – 12:30 Service Design CWG
13:30 – 15:00 Fashion and Textiles CWG
13:30 – 15:00 Leadership and Strategy CWG
13:30 – 15:00 Women + Design CWG
15:30 – 17:00 ReVeDa, Research Vectors in Design and Art CWG
15:30 – 17:00 Business, Industry & Innovation CWG

KICK-OFF meeting of a new group DESIGN AND MIGRATION

Wednesday 29.5.
11:00 – 12:30 Design and migration: Design for Arrival CWG

Design and Migration:How might we foster hospitality and conviviality through art, design, and media.
Since at least the 18th century, political, social, environmental, and economic instability and subsequent wars have displaced populations seeking employment, safety, and social mobility. Today that pattern continues in greater force than ever. Statistics show that there are currently 65 million people who have been forced from their homes, and over one-third of them are considered refugees. With this in mind, how might communities, cities, and citizens engage with the large-scale flow of humans? What would it look like for people to co-create an environment that acknowledges and draws on invisible networks, transnational private interests, and growing inequalities? What can design contribute to the co-creation of a more convivial and sustainable future?
This working group will look at how newcomers have been integrated into local communities through formal and informal structures and institutions but also investigate how past migrations have forged today’s society. It will propose ways in which systems, products, and services might develop a culture of community-building, coexistence, and inclusivity. In this scheme, refugees, immigrants, and transitory populations are no longer considered as a burden but rather contribute to their own wellbeing, to the urban environments they inhabit, and to the overall betterment of society.
Building on the experiences and projects of its members, the group will delineate lessons, patterns, and generalized knowledge, while also seeking opportunities for future collaboration. By addressing the central question of how we can co-design convivial communities, the group will address larger concerns in design history and theory about cultural values, ethics, participatory methodologies, and Do-It-Yourself (DIY) infrastructures.
The Cumulus “Design and Migration” working group will build a network among peers aiming at creating and sharing knowledge within the disciplines of art, design, and media through discussions and exchanges around existing and new research, experiences, and projects related to the topic. The working group also aims to produce
– Report that summarizes the group discussions and conclusions after each meeting
– Strategic plan for future initiatives
– Online repository of case studies on the topic of Design and Migration
-A communication channel for all members

Contact persons
Anna Bernagozzi, ENSAD, France anna.bernagozzi@ensad.fr
Vrouyr Joubanian, Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts, Lebanon vjoubanian@alba.edu.lb

CALL FOR PAPERS AND PROPOSALS
Since at least the 18th century, political, social, environmental, and economic instability and subsequent wars have displaced populations seeking employment, safety, and social mobility. Today that pattern continues in greater force than ever. Statistics show that there are currently 65 million people who have been forced from their homes, and over one-third of them are considered refugees. With this in mind, how might communities, cities, and citizens engage with the large-scale flow of humans? What would it look like for people to co-create an environment that acknowledges and draws on invisible networks, transnational private interests, and growing inequalities? What can design contribute to the co-creation of a more convivial and sustainable future?
This working group will look at how newcomers have been integrated into local communities through formal and informal structures and institutions but also investigate how past migrations have forged today’s society. It will propose ways in which systems, products, and services might develop a culture of community-building, coexistence, and inclusivity. In this scheme, refugees, immigrants, and transitory populations are no longer considered as a burden but rather contribute to their own wellbeing, to the urban environments they inhabit, and to the overall betterment of society.
Building on the experiences and projects of its members, the group will delineate lessons, patterns, and generalized knowledge, while also seeking opportunities for future collaboration. By addressing the central question of how we can co-design convivial communities, the group will address larger concerns in design history and theory about cultural values, ethics, participatory methodologies, and Do-It-Yourself (DIY) infrastructures.
For our inaugural meeting at Cumulus Rovaniemi 2019, Around the Campfire: Resilience and Intelligence, we welcome proposals and contributions from Cumulus members. Please submit a 300-word abstract that outlines your interests, experiences, and expertise in the proposed topic of Design and Migration to designandmigration@alba.edu.lb by March 8, 2019.

ART AND DESIGN TEACHER EDUCATION AND PEDAGOGY CUMULUS WORKING GROUP

Wednesday 29.5.
13:30 – 15:00 Art and Design Teacher Education and Pedagogy CWG

KICK-OFF meeting of a new group DESIGN NEW EATING HABITS
Wednesday 29.5.
11:00 – 12:30 Eating & Design: Design New Eating Habits working groups. CWG

How can design influence our new eating habits and protect the planet’s natural resources and work, especially with the rising global concern on how to feed the planet now and in 2050. Similar to design, food is a common language that bring people and cultures together, each with a different relationship to food preferences and taboos.
The working group will challenge traditional ideas about food products and consumption to
look into and examine what are the new protein transitions, and how we can minimize food
waste. We are calling food design labs and designers in general to contribute to this working
group to work towards a unified global vision and to explore how we can design the present to ensure a better future. Each will contribute according to their own cultural experience and
knowledge and will bring their challenges and solutions to the table, from cold, hot, oceanic
and moderate regions. We will work together as a global team to solve a unified issue and
integrate knowledge on food design, products, systems and service and food technology.

The Design Lab: New Eating Habits at L’École de design has a strong strategic position in the Pays de la Loire which uses 67% of its land for agricultural and food production purposes. This position along with the structure of the L’École de design and its inter- and pluri-disciplinary project driven design approach allows the School and its collaborators to create a strong research and education project(s). The Design Lab: New Eating Habits works in between scientific research, industry and a design approach to food systems and products, hence we are able to create a strong platform of researchers, practitioners and experts in design management.
Design and non-design researchers, educators, students and alumni are welcome to contribute.

The working group will look into the research and education concerning:
1. The role of designers to protect food ecosystems and natural resources
2. Designing new food systems, healthy living, ecological products and brands
3. The role of technology in food production and consumption
4. Quality food with health benefits to developed and under-developed countries
5. Food security and consumption
6. Link between designers, education and the food industry (disciplinary and cultural
perspective)
7. Any other related topic proposed by working group members
Thank you for your contribution to how to feed the planet.

Contact person
Dolly Daou, L’École de design, Nantes Atlantiques d.daou@lecolededesign.com

CONTEMPORARY ART CUMULUS WORKING GROUP

Wednesday 29.5.
13:30 – 15:00 Contemporary Art CWG

The working group session will discuss examples of ‘Resilience and Intelligence’ within Contemporary Art practice and research. It will consider this in relation to the Cumulus Community, so extending the debate on current issues, practices and research shared live at the Cumulus conference.

The working group invites participation from individuals whose practice and/or research challenges notions of resilience, role, responsibility, and where ideas or acts of resistance within Contemporary Art can be shared and discussed within a globalised frame of reference.

Coordinators:
Dr Rhiannon Jones, Researcher, School of Arts, University of Derby, UK. R.Jones3@derby.ac.uk
Nathan Skiles, Lecturer, Ringling College, Florida, US. nskiles@gmail.com

CUMULUS 4 SUSTAINABILITY WORKING GROUP

Wednesday 29.5.
15:30 – 17:00 Cumulus 4 Sustainability CWG

X-FILES CUMULUS WORKING GROUP
Wednesday 29.5.
13:30 – 15:00 X-Files CWG for International Affairs Officers

With more than twenty years’ history, X‐files is the oldest working group of the Cumulus association. It is a forum for international networking, a vehicle for the cultivation of existing collaborations and the discovery of new opportunities, as well as a platform for global engagement and interaction. Participants of the X‐files working group include all types of university personnel: faculty members, administrative staff, deans, directors, researchers, etc.
Cumulus conference attendees are welcome to take part if they share our main objectives:
– To facilitate collaborations during the Cumulus conference and to provide members with tools to sustain conversations.
– To help members find prospective partners and lay the groundwork for new collaborations
– To provide space and time to all Cumulus conference attendees to connect with an active network of international academic programs
– To establish networking opportunities in the creative context of the conference

The current organizing team is composed of:
Chair: Lisa Janssen, Köln International School of Design (Germany); Anne Schoonbrodt, Politecnico di Milano (Italy); Inken Krevet, The Sustainable Design School (France)
Vice Chair: Sara X. J. Chen, Jiangnan University (China)
Board Members: Paolo Susterics, ELISAVA (Spain); Mike Fu, Parsons School of Design (USA)
Supporting Members: Sara Eriksson, Umeå Institute of Design (Sweden); Cora Santjer, Willem de Kooning Academy (Netherlands)

DIGITAL CULTURE CUMULUS WORKING GROUP

Thursday 30.5.
11:00 – 12:30 Digital Culture CWG

SERVICE DESIGN CUMULUS WORKING GROUP

Friday 31.5.
11:00 – 12:30 Service Design CWG

FASHION AND TEXTILE CUMULUS WORKING GROUP
Friday 31.5.
13:30 – 15:00 Fashion and Textiles CW
G

LEADERSHIP AND STRATEGY CUMULUS WORKING GROUP
Friday 31.5.
13:30 – 15:00 Leadership and Strategy CWG

WOMEN + DESIGN CUMULUS WORKING GROUP
Friday 31.5.
13:30 – 15:00 Women + Design CWG

REVEDA CUMULUS WORKING GROUP
Friday 31.5.
15:30 – 17:00 ReVeDa, Research Vectors in Design and Art CWG

BUSINESS, INDUSTRY AND INNOVATION Cumulus WORKING GROUP
Friday 31.5.
15:30 – 17:00 Business, Industry & Innovation CWG

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