With its particular consideration of the fact that all aspects of everyday life are designed, design research reveals an astounding ability to discuss current economic, social, environmental and media-related processes. This kind of design research, when intelligently implemented, also provides a fundamental critique of design as well as a variety of possible perspectives to better understand the present and prospects for the future.
This is precisely what defines the quality of “New Experimental Research in Design / NERD”: there is no thematic limitation. Young and very dedicated researchers come together to present their latest fundamental and contemporary research in design. On the basis of their respective abstracts, ten design researchers from Japan, Hong Kong, Melbourne, New York, Canada, London and other places have been invited to present their theses and analyses in the form of a 30 minute presentation, followed by 30 minutes of discussion with the audience. This is always a very exciting, stimulating and enlightening experience.
Participation in the conference is free. Presentations and discussions will be held in English. Please register by 15 October here
November 1st and 2nd, 2019
Institute of Integrative Design
Academy of Art and Design Basel