“Open, participative cities: how design knowledge can support public services in the development of open, participative human environment”
The Cumulus conference, interlinked in the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012, is organised in the premises of Aalto University, in the School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Helsinki, Finland and in the neighboring city of Espoo. The conference program has the opportunity to include preconferences and site events.
Deadline for abstract submission: November 22, 2011 CLOSED
Notification of abstracts acceptance: Week 2, 2012 NOTIFICATIONS SENT
Deadline for full paper submission: February 20, 2012 CLOSED
Notification of full paper acceptance:
March 9, 2012 March 16, 2012
Deadline for revised papers: April 20, 2012
If you have any questions concerning the Call for Papers please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tracks at the conference will be as follows:
1. OPEN, INTERACTIVE CITY
Public space is interesting question. Is it declining? Transport is supposed to be more public in the future, but there is a privacy demand in the public spaces of transportation. Is a space only public when there is interaction discussion and politics involved? Or does shared material environment or share objects make a space public? Ethical consumption initiatives, and the politics involved in private consumption, make the commercial spaces public in a new way.
2. INNOVATIVE SERVICES
How are traditional product-service-systems changing? What are the new ways to organize production chains (car sharing etc.)? What kind of actors are/can be engaged in provision of services? What is the role of public authorities, civic society, small business etc.? What about co-operatives? What kind of spaces and interactions do particular services imply?
3. DESIGNING SUSTAINABILITY
Can we have sustainability in design, what kind of sustainability results from interventions by design professionals? How various design tools and other elements of the design profession fit into this? What kind of sustainabilities are issued, based on these tools, such as LCA?
4. WHAT IS THE FUNCTION OF ART IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY? & WHAT IS ARTISTIC RESEARCH?
Is art A) a way of killing time and a way of momentarily forgetting the reality, or B) a potentially profitable commercial business like any other, or C) a way of facing and changing the reality? How can art, artistic knowledge and artistic practices be used or embedded in society, for example in dealing with social and political issues?
And if art posits itself as research, what is the nature of that artistic research, and what is it for in the university system and in society? How is artistic research related to various traditions of combining art and research: A) Research for art, B) Research of art, C) Art for research, D) Art + theory = research? Why are (some) artists trying to combine art and research? What can be gained with it? What are the possible dangers or failures of it? What is it needed for? What is “artistic knowledge” or “art’s own knowledge”?
We have combined two originally separate tracks (No.4: Function of Art, and No.6: Artistic Research), because they seem to draw exactly the same participants and audience. Now they don’t have to choose but can have both instead.
5. DIALOGUE OF ART AND DESIGN IN EDUCATION
Design has its roots in artistic expressions, hands on practice and in the rethinking of the existing. What is the role of art in design education? How is design integrated in art education? How do these two go about? This track welcomes submissions that reflect these questions from art education to industrial design and beyond.
Dr. Tuuli Mattelmäki, president, industrial design
Dr. Mikko Jalas, business economics
Prof. Maija Rautamäki, landscape architecture
Prof. Teemu Mäki, artist, doctor of fine arts
Prof. Ezio Manzini
Prof. Lily Díaz-Kommonen, Head of Research, Department of Media
Prof. Harri Laakso, Doctor of Arts, Vice Head of Department
Dr. Tiina Härkäsalmi, post-doctoral researcher (PhD), team leader, NODUS - Sustainable Design Research Group, Department of Design
Dr. Karolina Kiil, Researcher, Department of Art
Dr. Kirsi Niinimäki,Post Doc Researcher, Department of Design, Design Research
Dr. Maarit Mäkelä, Design Department / Research
MA Kirsikka Vaajakallio
MA Samir Bhowmik, Doctoral Researcher, Department of Media
The Academic board has the right to invite new members.