This year's Swiss Design Network Winter Research Summit will take place on 27 and 28 October at the Zurich University of the Arts. The title “Counterparts: Exploring Design Beyond the Human” calls for a closer focus on the involvement of design in the construction of a "One World Reality" (Law 2015) in the face of ecological crises and ongoing mass extinctions caused by anthropogenic influences. The conference aims to provide a basis for a joint exploration of what happens when we shift away from human-centred and universalist views of design and begin contemplating future ways of co-existing and co-emerging with others on this planet.
The Call for Contributions specifically welcomes papers by early career researchers and/or works in progress. Submission is possible until 31 March 2022. All abstracts will be reviewed and selected through a peer-review process.
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