Since 2007, this conference series has been making a guest appearance at an international university with changing topics and is dedicated to the four core themes of internationality, interdisciplinarity, inclusivity, and interactivity. Theorists and practitioners from the design disciplines are each called upon to participate in a call for papers. This year at St Petersburg University everything revolves around “Design and Context”. Against this background, design is viewed in historical, current, and future contexts, asking why designers prefer to take on some tasks and why they tend to avoid others. From a context perspective, design is also seen as a tool and a product that changes depending on the context in which it is used.
International Conference on Design Principles and Practices
The New Design University’s design programme in Manual and Material Culture invites to engage in an international dialogue on design. The starting point is the initiative Postprodukt, an amalgamation of various design studios aiming to strengthen the link between design theory and research, and resulting in contributions to current debates in design discourse.