5T 2014 Design and Resistance

9th International Design and Design History Symposium May 15-16, 2014 – İzmir, TURKEY

Theme

The protest movements that have recently broken out in different regions of the world including the Arab Spring, the occupy movements and the recent Gezi protests in Istanbul have brought onto the agenda the potential of creative resistance. Particularly the advent of digital technologies has enabled rapid production and widespread distribution possibilities. As such these demonstrations have proceeded with their own peculiar visual culture, icons and symbols. Protests which were set off by strong economic and political concerns were marked by the creative use of artifacts, images and spaces. The most pertinent aspects in terms of design studies were the elements of humor, play and creativity that prevailed during the struggles.

In this sense we had a striking encounter with the dissident face of design apart from its conventional conception as a marketing and styling tool. This creates an opportunity to discuss design’s relationship with the cultivation, organization and expression of social dissent. An examination of the role of design in political outcries requires questioning both established boundaries of design discipline and practice and conventional conceptions of political struggle. Questions regarding the issue include examining the representative and/or constitutive roles of design practices, the ways design addresses and transforms power relations within a given society/social order and the transformations that design thinking and practice undergo during periods of strong social dissent.

The conference has three strands:

Resistance with design

With a concentration on the global and local contexts as well as glocal creations:

  • The role of design in representing dissent
  • Visual languages and styles of resistance
  • The subversive role of design in given power relations
  • Designer as a political identity

Resistance in design

  • Dialogues between conflicting design approaches
  • Power relations in design praxis
  • Critiques of mainstream design approaches

Resistance to design

  • Anti-design approaches

Authors

Abstract submission

Those who are interested in contributing papers to the ninth 5T Congress are invited to submit a title and an abstract of 250-300 words through EasyChair [an on-line conference organizing system http://www.easychair.org/] by January 17th 2014. Registration to EasyChair is essential in order to submit abstracts. The conference language is English, therefore all abstracts, presentations and papers should be in English. For any further questions please contact Instr. Bahar Emgin (bahar.emgin@yasar.edu.tr). Selected proposals will be announced on February 17th, 2014.

Important dates to note

Abstract submission deadline

January 17, 2014

Notification of accepted papers

February 27, 2017

Referees

  • Gülsüm Baydar Prof. Dr., Yaşar University, Architecture
  • Hakan Ertep Prof. Dr., Yaşar University, Visual Communication
  • Neslihan Dostoğlu Prof. Dr., Istanbul Kültür University, Architecture
  • Oya Demirbilek Prof. Dr., University of New South Wales
  • Tevfik Balcıoğlu Prof. Dr., Yaşar University, Architecture
  • Zuhal Ulusoy Prof. Dr.,Kadir Has University, Arts and Design
  • Çiğdem Kaya Prof. Dr., Istanbul Technical University, Industrial Design
  • Deniz Hasırcı Assoc. Prof. Dr., Izmir University of Economics, Interior Architecture
  • Dilek Kaya Assoc. Prof. Dr., Yaşar University, Radio, Cinema and Television
  • Elçin Tezel Assoc. Prof. Dr., Bahçeşehir University, Industrial Design
  • Gülname Turan Assoc. Prof. Dr., Istanbul Technical University, Industrial Design
  • Meltem Gürel Assoc. Prof. Dr., Bilkent University, Architecture
  • Osman Demirbaş Assoc. Prof. Dr., Izmir University of Economics, Interior Architecture
  • Sinan Niyazioğlu Assist. Prof. Dr., Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Graphic Design
  • Şebnem Timur Öğüt Assoc. Prof. Dr., Istanbul Technical University, Industrial Design
  • Ahenk Yılmaz Assist. Prof. Dr., Yaşar University, Architecture
  • Ahmet Zeki Turan Assist. Prof. Dr., Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Industrial Design
  • Aren Kurtgözü Assist. Prof. Dr., Kadir Has University, Industrial Design
  • Arzu Vuruşkan Assist. Prof. Dr., Izmir University of Economics, Fashion Design
  • Dilek Himam Assist. Prof. Dr., Izmir University of Economics, Fashion Design
  • Eser Selen Assist. Prof. Dr., Kadir Has University, Communication Design<
  • Fehmi Doğan Assist. Prof. Dr., Izmir Institute of Technology, Architecture
  • Gülnur Ballice Assist. Prof. Dr., Yaşar University, Interior Architecture
  • Harun Kaygan Assist. Prof. Dr., Middle East Technical University, Industrial Design
  • Işıl Oygür Assist. Prof. Dr., Bahçeşehir University, Industrial Design
  • Mine Ovacık Assist. Prof. Dr., Yaşar University, Industrial Design
  • Naz Börekçi Assist. Prof. Dr., Middle East Technical University, Industrial Design
  • Özlem Savaş Assist. Prof. Dr., Bilkent University, Communication Design
  • Pınar Kaygan Assist. Prof. Dr., Middle East Technical University, Industrial Design
  • Zeynep Tuna Ultav Assist. Prof. Dr., Izmir University of Economics, Interior Architecture
  • Ali O. İlhan Dr., Washington State University, Sociology
  • Jose Bartolo Dr., Escola Superior de Artes e Design, Communication Design
  • Burkay Pasin Izmir University of Economics, Architecture
  • Figen Işık Middle East Technical University, Industrial Design
  • Osman Şişman Anadolu University, Industrial Design
Guy Julier

Keynote Speaker

Guy Julier

University of Brighton,
Faculty of Arts

Guy Julier is Professor of Design and Head of Research at the Leeds School of Art, Architecture, and Design, Leeds Metropolitan University. He is the author of New Spanish Design and The Culture of Design.

Registration

Conference Fee

The conference fee is 100 Euro or 270 Liras. It covers lunch, tea and coffee services throughout the event, the conference dinner (May 15) and the closing reception (May 16).

Program

Thursday, May 15th, 2014 Friday, May 16th, 2014
09:00 – 09:30Registration  
09:30 – 09:45Opening talks  
09:45 – 11:00Session #1
Spatial Practices
09:30 – 11:00Session #1
Reading/Building Walls
11:15 – 11:30Coffee break11:00 – 11:15Coffee break
11:15 – 12:45Session #2
Creative Communities
11:15 – 12:45Session #2
Visualizing Resistance
13:00 – 14:00Lunch break12:45 – 13:45Lunch break
14:00 – 15:00Keynote speech13:45 – 15:15Session #3
Spatial Imaginations
15:00 – 15:15Coffee break15:15- 15:30Coffee break
15:15 – 16:45Session #3
Tools of Resistance I
15:30 – 17:30Session #4
Strategies and limits of dissent
16:45 – 17:00Coffee break17:30 – 19:30Cocktail
17:00 – 18:30Session #4
Tools of Resistance II
  
19.30 – 23.00Gala dinner  
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Venue

Yaşar University, Izmir.