Cumulus Helsinki 2012: Call for papers opened

30.09.2011

Aalto University School of Art and Design will host the Cumulus conference in May 2012. The conference, titled Northern World Mandate – Towards Open and Participative Cities, now invites proposals for papers.

The contents of the conference will be closely connected with the theme of the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012: Open Helsinki – Embedding Design in Life. The conference will, however, go deeper and be centred around the topic “Open, participative city: how design knowledge can support public services in the development of open, participative city environment”.

The Cumulus conference organizing committee has announced the first call for abstracts/proposals for papers from the following themes:

1. OPEN, INTERACTIVE CITY
2. INNOVATIVE SERVICES

3. DESIGNING SUSTAINABILITY
4. WHAT IS ARTISTIC RESEARCH?
5. DIALOGUE OF ART AND DESIGN IN EDUCATION
6. FUNCTION OF ART IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY

Online system for submissions will open at the end of October 2011, and close on 15 November, 2011. The Academic Board of the conference will review and select the proposals. The Academic Board consists of the following persons from the Aalto University:

Professor Kari Heiskanen, material technology
Dr. Mikko Jalas, business economics
Dr. Tuuli Mattelmäki, industrial design
Professor Teemu Mäki, fine arts
Professor Eija Nieminen, sustainable innovation
Professor Maija Rautamäki, landscape architecture

The Cumulus conference, interlinked with the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012, will be held in the premises of Aalto University, at the School of Art and Design in Helsinki, Finland and in the neighboring city of Espoo.

For more information, visit http://cumulushelsinki2012.org

Cumulus International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media is the only global association representing art, design and media education in the world. It was founded in 1990 and has today 176 prominent members from 44 countries.

Cumulus is a dynamic and flexible academic forum that brings together top level educational institutions from all parts of the world. Twice a year, a member institution hosts and arranges a three-day Cumulus conference. The conferences serve as a platform for meeting people from different parts of the world representing different disciplines and for sharing new ideas and research findings in the field of art, design and media.

For more information, visit www.cumulusassociation.org

 

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