International Conference on Design Principles and Practices
St. Petersburg University
1 – 3 March 2019
Experts and academics will be meeting at the 13th International Conference on Design Principles and Practices to work on the relevance of design topics in different formats across disciplines. The focus of this year’s conference is on ideas and experiences in relation to design and context.
International executives from pertinent fields and academics from different disciplines will contribute their perspective and expertise and address the topic of design. The focus is on “Design and Context”, in addition to the six main areas of “Design Education”, “Design in Society”, “Designed Objects”, “Visual Design”, “Design Management and Professional Practice” and “Architectonic, Spatial and Environmental Design”. The role of historical, current, and future design practices will be examined. Above all, in current design discourse, great importance is attached to the future. However, it is also important to work on existing, possibly even problematic contexts. Can objects influence different contexts through their inherent symbolism? And, then again, what influence do social contexts have on design?
The aim of having different formats is to stimulate interaction: plenary sessions, garden conversations, workshops, discussions and presentations allow numerous approaches. Speakers include Maria Stashenko, co-founder and director of the design-thinking centre Wonderfull Laboratory, and Axel Quack, the strategy director at Frog.
The Design Principles and Practices Research Network has organised the International Conference on Design Principles and Practices since 2007 as an interdisciplinary, broad-based forum for the discussion of design topics. Conference delegates are considered to be members of the network, which offers opportunities for networking beyond the event and supports the publications of academic papers.