“The European Province”
What does “counter-geographical” design history look like? Building on ICDHS’ tradition of challenging the design historical map, we invite participants to discuss this theme starting from the following questions: 1) What are the challenges and opportunities of writing the design histories of the margins of Europe (and elsewhere), as opposed to the well-convered centre? 2) Is Europe now becoming a province in the new world order, when East Asia has taken over Britain’s role as “the workshop of the world”? How will that impact future histories of design? 3) Are there other, past periods and settings where Europe has been less central to the course of events than what has been portrayed in the writing of history? We expect to receive the answers in format of short papers based on those issues.
Paper up to 1.500 words (see model file). Presentation – 10 minutes for each participant. Limit 12 participants with presentations (2 hours for presentations and 1 hour to debate).
Professors, researchers, master and Ph.D students and designers. If you don’t have a presentation, but you are interested to assist the event it is possible to undertake your conference registration at the workshop and participate on the discussion.
“The European Province, part II: National approaches and wider issues relating to the global provinces”
In this roundtable, representatives from all the national design history societies will present their activities, points of view and continuing the discussion on geographies of design history which ICDHS has cultivated, this time on the role of national/regional/global frameworks.
Dedicated to design history societies members. The attendance to this roundtable should be extended to professors, researchers, museum curators, master and Ph.D students and designers. If you are interested to assist the event it is possible to do your registration at the roundtable.
University of Barcelona, Spain
Department of Communication and Art, University of Aveiro, Portugal
University of Oslo, Norway