Event: International Conference: Impact! From Bauhaus to IKEA
From 30th September to 2nd October 2019, Sydney, Australia
DATE: 2/10/2019
International Conference presented by the School of Design, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), IKEA x UTS Future Living Lab and the Goethe Institute, taking place at UTS, Sydney, from the 30th September until 2nd October.

One hundred years after its founding in Weimar, this conference traces the transnational impact of the Bauhaus on the history of the future of design. As a workshop of modernity and a laboratory of the future, the Bauhaus changed everyday life through design: from single objects to buildings and cities. The Bauhaus set into motion a democratisation of design that is reflected today in all aspects of the objects we use and the spaces we live in. 
Impact! From Bauhaus to IKEA examines historical and contemporary design theories, philosophies and practices of making into the future.

The conference welcomes papers from a wide range of historic and contemporary perspectives, including design theory, architecture, interior architecture, product design, design school pedagogy, art history, visual and textile studies.

Thematic Sections:
  • Impact on Future Living: Designing for tomorrow; Representing and Exhibiting Future Living/Staging the Domestic; New Technologies
  • Impact on Making: Co-Design; Design for Manufacture; Tacit Knowledge as Research
  • Impact on Pedagogy: Rethinking the Studio Model; Expanding Knowledge: Beyond the Institution; Role of Participation in Design Education
  • Impact on Society: Democratic Design; Global Thinking – Hyperlocal Practices; Social Design
Please submit a 300-word abstract referring to one of the four thematic sections and sub-sections and a 100-word biography by 3rd May 2019.

Other dates:
15th May - Acceptance notification
15th August - Full paper submission

To know more, please visit: website