Vol 1 – Call for Papers

call for papers

anti-po-des design research journal volume 2

Design Futures : Laboratories and design foundations

design futures: laboratories and design foundations

New Zealand’s international reputation as a ‘social laboratory’ emerged at the end of the 19th century as a result of innovative labour relations, universal suffrage for women and social welfare legislation. This reputation for social innovation inflects the powerful cultural myth of #8 wire–technological innovation based on rapid adoption and adaptation of industrial production to the diverse environmental conditions of southern islands remote from the major industrial centres.

However, as with all industrialising nations, New Zealand made considerable efforts to develop a sustaining design culture, from the first industrial exhibition in 1865 and the implementation of formal design education in 1870, to the New Zealand Industrial Design Council (1966–88), Designers Institute of New Zealand (1991-) and BetterByDesign (2004–).

Design laboratories
This issue of antipodes seeks submissions on either the foundations or futures of design.
The central question to be addressed is: In what ways has design contributed to, or undermined innovative social change in the past, what is design’s present role in terms of social innovation, and how might design work constructively with other disciplines in enhancing human development and advancing social and environmental wellbeing?

We welcome contributions addressing any aspect of design and its relationship to regional, national or trans-national social experiments in the past or present.

The Guest Editors for anti-po-des 2 are Noel Waite, Lynne Ciochetto and Amanda Bill.

The deadline for abstracts has been extended to March 30, 2012 for a 2012 publication date. We would appreciate abstracts that, once accepted, will be followed up with a paper submission. Abstracts are reviewed by the journal article peer review process.

anti-po-des is an online journal. Please view the current research papers, vision statements, etc on the journal website www.anti-po-des-designjournal.org.nz

> call for papers > guidelines
Contains all the information necessary for submission. Follow the guidelines carefully.
Submit your abstract as a Word doc or docx, in anti-po-des style as in the downloadable pdf in this section. APA 5th is our referencing system.

>call for papers > author submission
Submit your abstract via this straightforward section of the anti-po-des website.

> contact
Correspondence is via this section of the website or to
queries@anti-po-des-designjournal.org.nz or
editors@anti-po-des-designjournal.org.nz

>call for papers > timetable
Updates to editorial dates will be posted here. Projected publication date: October 2012.