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Name: 11th International Conference Senses&Sensibility 2021
Description: The time between the 10th International Conference Senses&Sensibility’19 in November 2019 and the next edition in December 2021, represents a period of important changes. The pandemic of Covid-19 started in November 2019 changed the lives of billions of citizens, with significant repercussions on the economies and radical changes in the social contexts. The various responses to this event showed important capabilities in terms of resilience and reactions to the change. This occurred, in various forms, in all the main areas impacted by the emergency (from school to work, from the family to the most extended social communities), and in relation with the territories, the cultural contexts, the communities, and the organization of the productive systems (industrial and manufacturing). Even if the post-pandemic scenario is still not defined, the need to move the action plans towards process adaptability appears quite evident. In this context, the design reflections are encouraged to move towards a new transitoriness and planned flexibility. The post-pandemic transition is presented as a high complexity task. Firstly, because it is expected to last a long time, and secondly because it will be a pot for the most cogent questions coming from the past, about instances for many years in the European and Trans-European agendas, such as fair climate, digital transition, recovery and resilience in health, biodiversity protection e gender equality. The political interest on these topics, together with new reflections regarding concepts as exaptation and dark ecology, are signs of a new awareness in which the means and the forms of the knowledge are placed at the center of the investigation in a new context that is no more spatially static and temporally measurable, but in a continuous variation of solution and complication, according to a principle that we could define as “trans-action”. The International Conference Senses & Sensibility’21: Designing next Genera(c)tions intends to collect from researchers, practitioners, students, and academics original cutting-edge contributions, with a focus on inter-generational relational dynamics and the role of the inter/trans-actions activable in design, that must be used for building long-time scenarios. The aim is to activate a new perspective in which the internal problems of the different design fields are addressed with a new co-evolutive responsibility that, through the research, acquires new determinations. The “Interactions” and “trans-actions” become two possible strategies to activate processes that might involve design practices and enable the capabilities of the multiverse design, requiring the interpretation of the following terms/principles. Interactions interception, interchange, interface, interference, interpret, intersection, intergeneration, interconnection, intercultural, interdisciplinary, interstice, international, interface, interval, intermission, internet, …. Trans-actions transcript, transdisciplinary, transferability, transference, translation, transform, transfusion, transhumanism, transience, transition, transubstantiation, transpose, transmigration, translate, transcode, …. To explore a new transdisciplinary field of research, the tracks of the conference will not be given by the organization in a pre-established scheme but will be the result of a co-generative approach based on the areas of interest given by the participants. The Design course of DICAR (Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile e dell’Architettura) of Politecnico di Bari, and UNIDCOM/IADE, Unidade de Investigação em Design e Comunicação, question possible scenarios that the academic design community might generate in a context which unites both realities.
PC Chairs:Conference Manager
Alessandra Scarcelli
annalisa di roma
Emilia Duarte
Davide Gambera
Conference flow: Abstract Submission: September 27, 2021 23:59 CEST,
Paper Upload: December 12, 2021 23:59 CET,
Assignment of Reviewers: October 14, 2021 23:59 CEST,
Review: March 31, 2022 23:59 CEST,
Decision: April 4, 2022 23:59 CEST,
Final: April 6, 2022 23:59 CEST

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