Questions of scale and scalability have been fundamental to the industrial design project. At the same time, an appreciation for situatedness has been key to locating accountable practices of design activity and design research. As design turns toward acting within complexities of socially and environmentally urgent contexts and have been exploring valuable methodologies, conceptualizations, and forms of engagement for contemporary design practice, issues of scale, scalability and situatedness take on new meanings.
For this year’s PhD Festival, we will build on the theme set for the next Nordic Design Research Conference, Nordes and aske our PhD students to present and discuss how their design research can be seen through the lens of scale, scalability and situatedness.
Format: 30 minutes per PhD student: 20-minute slide presentation, followed by 10 minutes discussion.
As always, we invite you to interpret the theme in a way that makes sense to you, but to in some way relate to notions of scale and situatedness in relation to your work.
14:00-14:10 - Introduction and overview of the day (Johan Redström & Brendon Clark) 14:10-14:40 - Nicholas Torretta 14:45-15.15 - Catharina Henje 15:30-16.00 - Anja Neidhardt 16.05-16.35 - Xaviera Sánchez de la Barquera Estrada 16:35-17:00 - Discussion and Mingle