"Politics of Design" Conference in Belfast
The annual conference of the Design History Society will take place in Belfast, Northern Ireland this year. From September 9-11. 2004 everything will revolve around "The Politics of Design".
Politics will be discussed in the broadest sense, from the politics of big companies to personal political motivations. The areas of observation will range from the history of design and design criticism to design theory and practice. Experts from a variety of disciplines will come together in Belfast: historians, anthropologists, sociologists, design critics, curators and designers from all corners of the world.
The topics of the symposium:
Politics of the everyday
Propaganda and design
Sustainability and eco-design
Designing national and regional identities
The politics of designing for the 21st century
Conference of the Design History Society
"The Politics of Design:
History, theory, criticism and practice"
University of Ulster at Belfast
September 9-11, 2004