Category Archives: Conference organisation

Giving a 20 minute conference paper

I hope you don’t find being given advice on 20 minute presentations patronising. The executive of the Design History Society thought it would be a good idea. 20 minutes is a standard length of time to give a conference paper. … Continue reading

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Design as Politics, Special Colloquium – Saturday 10 September

“Design as Politics”: A colloquium around Design, Ethics, Politics and Sustainability The publication of Tony Fry’s Design as Politics (Berg, 2011) with its provocative argument that sustainment cannot be achieved through democratic politics, provides an occasion to discuss and debate … Continue reading

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Conference Gala Dinner

Isabel Campi, the conference Chair, has just e.mailed me from Barcelona to confirm that the conference Gala Dinner on Friday 9 September will take place at the restaurant-terraza of the Museu d’Història de Catalunya. The restaurant is called ‘1881 per Sagardi’. … Continue reading

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Papers and Registration

Notification of acceptance of papers has now gone out. The provisional list of papers is available on the conference website (go to the section ‘Programme’). Of course, everything depends on those who have had their papers accepted turning themselves into … Continue reading

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Conference visits

Here are some details of planned tours for conference delegates. Wednesday 7 september morning Tour 1. The MNACTEC- National Museum of Science and Tecnology of Catalonia in Terrassa (by train). Time 10:00h- 14.00h- Departure from FAD headquarters: Plaça dels Àngels, … Continue reading

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Bonus day – 7 September

You might have noticed that a neat change has infiltrated onto the conference website and this blog’s header. The conference start date has moved from Thursday 8 September to Wednesday 7 September. The review process of abstracts that were submitted … Continue reading

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Strands, panels, events.

Whilst conferences are important opportunities for scholars to publicize their research and get feedback on it, we also believe that they should provide platforms for debate and discussion. Therefore, in addition to the usual set of conference strands, we shall … Continue reading

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