We are creating a new kind of proceedings for the SHIFT Virtual Summit and we need your help!
A Living Archive
Rather than a static collection of abstracts and papers written by a handful of people, we want to capture and gather together content shared and discussed during the summit (including the pre-recorded panel discussions, the live roundtables and panel conversations, and especially from the Slack community) and make it accessible and editable by our attendees and community. We have created a collection that is a Living Archive and includes resources, tips and tricks, ideas, links, quotes, discussions and debates, and more, culled from the Slack as well as the chat transcripts from all the live sessions. This space will also be available for the many initiatives SHIFT panelists wanted to begin and share with the community, as well as a mechanism for people to sign up to serve as a peer reviewer, to request a mentor/mentee, to connect with partners to form a writing group, to share and swap syllabi, or to do something we haven’t yet dreamed up. We are counting on all of you to not only help us populate and organize the Living Archives, but also to help us envision what they could and should be.
A New Kind of Proceedings
In addition, we are announcing the official call for submissions for materials FROM and ABOUT the SHIFT Virtual Summit. The events of 2020 have required design educators to SHIFT many things: priorities, expectations, formats, locations, modalities, and perspectives. The suddenness of these shifts has revealed many previously unseen or overlooked aspects of design education: weaknesses, biases, inequities, issues of accessibility—as well as opportunities for innovation and evolution. Our present moment has left us with lingering questions about what it means to be a design educator and what our role might look like in the future. This call for submissions strives to bring together as many different voices and perspectives as possible, especially those that have been historically underrepresented in conversations around design education. In this watershed moment it is imperative that we pause, listen, reflect, and learn from each other.
We are seeking various types of submissions, including research-based papers, visual expressions, practical and hands-on submissions, and other kinds of writing. Submissions should somehow relate to the topics and ideas discussed during SHIFT, and should relate to TEACHING, RESEARCH and/or COMMUNITY. Submissions will be peer-reviewed and edited together in a publication that will also eventually be part of the SHIFT Living Archives.
Details about word counts, citations, formatting, and other specifics will be published soon. Submissions will be due Dec. 31, 2020.