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Cumulus Hong Kong 2016 Call-for-Papers Announced

May 5, 2016 / By aigaeducators

Cumulus, the international association of universities and colleges of art, design and media, will be facilitating their next conference at the Hong Kong Design Institute from November 21–24, 2016. The conference is titled “Open Design for E-very-thing,” and the conference organizing board is currently accepting papers through June 1, 2016 that “fit” the following six topic areas:
—Open design for empathy
—Open design for ethnography
—Open design for experiment
—Open design for environment
—Open design for education
—Open design for engagement

All selected abstracts and full paper submissions will be published as part of the conference publication. Learn more about their submission parameters here.

Cumulus Hong Kong 2016 is an international conference that invites designers, researchers, students and citizens to be a part of a series of events concerning Open Design. Events include the international design conference itself, round-table-style Cumulus working group meetings, a design movie festival, exhibitions, design-based tours around Hong Kong and more. 

The theme of Cumulus Hong Kong 2016 is “Open Design for E-very-thing — exploring new design purposes,” which seeks to examine and explore what has come to be known as “openness of design,” namely the opening up of design processes to broadly populated groups and designing to facilitate openness between diverse constituencies. The six different tracks described above have been established to allow conference participants to explore new purposes of and for design.

Cumulus is an official, affiliated partner of the AIGA and of the AIGA Design Educators Community (DEC), as the missions of both organizations are closely aligned. To learn more about what Cumulus is and what their membership seeks seeks to accomplish, please visit their website.

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