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Deadline January 31th 2017

2017

Cross (-) abilities

Keynote Speaker: Christina Varvia
11-12 May 2017, Izmir.

Deadline January 31th 2017

In the context of representing the other Gayatri Spivak once said: “And I don’t think, really that we will solve the problem today talking to each other; but, on the other hand I think it has to be kept alive as a problem.” The statement can be applied to many contexts of identification. Be it cultural, disciplinary, or individual identities, boundaries that define them are constructed rather than given. Contrary to essentialist claims, they need to be constantly questioned, deconstructed and re-formed. This year’s symposium will question the boundaries of design and the possibilities to cross-over those boundaries. Hence the title, Cross (-) abilities in Design. It is possible to read the term cross-abilities in two different ways. First as “Crossabilities in Design”, looking at the boundaries, norms and taboos in design practice, discourse and education. The second as “Cross-abilities in Design” investigating the partnerships and the changing focus of design disciplines in a global context. In both cases the use of the term “design” is meant to evoke an identity category rather than an a-priori corpus. In exploring the problematic boundaries of design, encountering these two contested attributions are unavoidable. In this symposium we would like to invite papers that question both attributions and keep this duality as a problem.

2016

Ethics of (Re-)Production

Keynote Speaker: Cem Kaya

12-13 May 2016, Izmir. Venue: Izmir Centre of Architecture

Proceedings

Forthcoming. Ethics of (Re-)Production, Proceedings of the 11th Annual Symposium organized by 4T: Design & Design History Society.

2015

Design in Times of Turmoil: Displacement, Replacement, Emplacement

Keynote Speaker: Jeremy Aynsley

14-15 May 2015, Izmir. Venue: Yaşar University

Proceedings

Forthcoming. Design in Times of Turmoil: Displacement, Replacement, Emplacement, Proceedings of the 10th Annual Symposium organized by 4T: Design & Design History Society.

2014

Design and Resistance

Keynote Speaker: Guy Julier

15-16 May 2014, Izmir. Venue: Yaşar University

Proceedings

Forthcoming. Design and Resistance, Proceedings of the 9th Annual Symposium organized by 5T: Turkish Design History Society Meetings & Yaşar University.

2013

Gender Perspectives in Design: Turkish and Global Context

Keynote Speaker: Hilde Heynen

9-10 May 2013, Izmir. Venue: Yaşar University

Proceedings

2016. Gender Perspectives in Design: Turkish and Global Context , Proceedings of the 8th Annual Symposium organized by 5T: Turkish Design History Society Meetings & Yaşar University.
Editors: Tevfik Balcıoğlu & Gülsüm Baydar.
Izmir: 4T & Yaşar University Publications
ISBN: 9789756339428

2012

A New Affair: Design History and Digital Design Museum

Keynote Speaker: Jane Pavitt

17-18 May 2012, Izmir. Venue: Yaşar University

Proceedings

2014. A New Affair: Design History and Digital Design Museum, Proceedings of the 7th Annual Symposium organized by 5T: Turkish Design History Society Meetings & Yaşar University.
Editors: Tevfik Balcıoğlu & Gülsüm Baydar.
Izmir: Yaşar University Publications
ISBN: 9789756339398

2011

Design, Technology and Experience

Keynote Speaker: John Langrish

12-13 May 2011, Izmir. Venue: Izmir University of Economics

Proceedings

2014. Design, Technology and Experience, Proceedings of the 6th Annual Symposium organized by Turkish Design History Society.
Editors: Tevfik Balcıoğlu & Gülsüm Baydar.
Izmir: Yaşar University Publications
ISBN: 9789756336381

2010

Deciphering the Object

Keynote Speaker: Victor Margolin

13-14 May 2010, Izmir. Venue: Izmir University of Economics

Proceedings

2012. Deciphering the Object, Proceedings of the 5th Annual Symposium organized by Turkish Design History Society.
Editors: Tevfik Balcıoğlu & Gülsüm Baydar.
Izmir: Yaşar University Publications
ISBN: 9789756339

2009

‘Others’ of Design History

Keynote Speaker: Jonathan Woodham

14-15 May 2009, Izmir. Venue: Izmir University of Economics

Proceedings

2010. ‘Others of Design History, Proceedings of the 4th Annual Symposium organized by Turkish Design History Society.
Editors: Tevfik Balcıoğlu & Gülsüm Baydar.
Izmir: Izmir University of Economics Publications
ISBN: 9789758789344

2008

Designing Identities

12-13 May 2008, Izmir. Venue: Izmir University of Economics

Proceedings

2009. Designing Identities, Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Symposium organized by Turkish Design History Society.
Editors: Tevfik Balcıoğlu & Gülsüm Baydar.
Izmir: Izmir University of Economics Publications
ISBN: 9789758789269

2007

Design and Daily Life in History

11 May 2007, Izmir. Venue: Izmir University of Economics

Proceedings

2008. Design and Daily Life in History, Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Symposium organized by Turkish Design History Society.
Editors: Tevfik Balcıoğlu & Gülsüm Baydar.
Izmir: Izmir University of Economics Publications
ISBN: 9789758789184

2006

Design History and Its Discourse in Turkey

12 May 2006, Izmir. Venue: Izmir University of Economics

Proceedings

2007. Design History and Discourse in Turkey: Presentations 1, Proceedings of the Symposium organized by Turkish Design History Society.
Editors: Tevfik Balcıoğlu & Gülsüm Baydar.
Izmir: Izmir University of Economics Publications
ISBN: 9789758789115