Policy makers are listening.
What are the innovative design ideas and actions that could bring about better futures? How can design in all its facets respond to issues as a transformational agent that supports cultural, political, economic, environmental and everyday societal needs?By submitting your proposal you will take part in an unprecedented international event and have the opportunity for cross-disciplinary engagement and networking.
Six Driving Themes
6 main themes and 108 provocative questions calling for design-driven, solution-oriented answers.
Proposals are accepted in their broadest form: a paper, a presentation about an idea, a concept, a project or current research.
The Call is open to scholars, practitioners and concerned parties from all spectrums of the design disciplines, including: architecture, graphic design, industrial design, interior design, landscape architecture, urban planning and interstitial or hybrid practices.
The Proposals must provoke paradigm shifts and propose how we might rethink challenging world issues through design processes and their applications.
They must provide innovative insights on how to attain change, therefore contributing to the objectives of the Summit: that is, to demonstrate the tremendous transformative power of design to create viable solutions for the global social, economic, cultural and environmental challenges we face worldwide.Each submission must include a 40-word Concept Statement that clearly states the position of the proposal and its innovative and transformative content and a 500-word Abstract.
1st & 2nd Call for Proposals
Notification of Acceptance: July 2017
Registration Deadline to be included in the preliminary program: July 30, 2017
Last Call for Proposals*
Online Submission Deadline: August 6, 2017
Notification of Acceptance: August 2017
Registration Deadline for accepted presenters: September 8, 2017
Congress Session Dates: October 17 – October 19, 2017
HOW TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL?
- Click “SUBMIT A PROPOSAL”.
- Register and create your profile.
- Upload your materials and the 40 word statement.
- Done! The Committee will review.
REQUIREMENTSReview the Official Call for Proposals PDF to learn about the submission requirements, before submitting a proposal.
Inside/outside nature: The industrial and architectural function of natural ecosystems
The thesis tests the hypothesis of a natural ecosystem replacing an industrial production facility. The project questions the established notion of factory and the role of nature in industry while rethinking the parameters of environmental design.
Narjess Bayar Madhour
L’architecture fictionnelle, une écologie de la « noosphère »
L’architecture fictionnelle, se basant non seulement sur ses dimensions euclidiennes, mais aussi sur la gestion des expériences polysensorielles et comportementales, pourrait donner une nouvelle conscience à la noosphère, cette phase successive à la biosphère du développement de la terre.
Social architecture and urban planning: The architect as social developer of heritage sites
Exploring the architect’s role in realizing the social potential of underused heritage sites, different approaches will be proposed for establishing community needs. Concrete examples will be presented in order to understand heritage architecture’s potential as a keystone for community revitalization.