DRS2018: Catalyst – Preliminary call for participation
DRS Conference Limerick, Ireland
June 25 – 28, 2018
DRS2018: Catalyst builds on the future-focused thinking orientation of DRS2016. The overarching theme is Design as a Catalyst for Change and within that we explore themes relating to the intersections of design research, practice and policy.
Design shapes our daily lives, influencing how we interact with each other and with our environment. When at its best, design is a powerful catalyst for change. DRS2018 Limerick invites design researchers to explore these relationships across an exciting four-day conference from 25th to 28th June 2018.
In DRS2018: Catalyst we will critically engage with our key research questions:
How can design research help explore the changing territorial contexts of design practice and/or policy?
How can design, as a catalyst, shape the relationship between research and practice?
How can design, and social, economic and political change, shape each other?
We anticipate coordinating a range of formats for a unique and progressive experience, whilst rigorous peer review and high quality paper presentation remain central to the conference experience.
DRS2018 is hosted by the University of Limerick, and Limerick School of Art and Design, Limerick. The conference week will afford you the opportunity to gain a rich cultural and creative experience of Limerick.
Join us in Limerick, on Ireland’s west coast, from 25th to 28th June 2018 to engage in discussions and debates on the future directions of design and design research.