European Academy of Design (EAD) 2023

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In the 25 years since its first international conference on doctoral education, the discipline of design research has developed into a maturing but still emerging discipline. EAD has taken this milestone as inspiration to focus on Doctoral Education in Design and the next 25 years. EAD 2023 reflects how we lead with imagination and inclusivity in our practices, policies, methods, systems, and values. The intention is to expose how agencies, communities, organizations, institutions, and societies have adapted, collaborated, and grown. What has become clear is that the kinds of research which brought us to this point will not be enough to meet future demands. Such work, which got us here, arguably, will not get us there to meaningful participation and impactful measures in design in all its forms.

This conference explores doctoral design research and education over five themes, hosted by five higher education institutions:

The Discipline of Design – transdisciplinary practices (Bilbao, Spain). Monday 16th
Living in the Pluriverse (São Paulo, Brazil). Tuesday 17th
Beyond Human-Centred Design Research (Sonipat, India). Wednesday 18th
Exploring the Social Impact of Design Research (Espoo, Finland). Thursday 19th
Extreme Making (Glasgow, Scotland). Friday 20th
Period20 Oct 2023
Event typeConference
LocationGlasgow, United KingdomShow on map