CALL FOR PAPERS: ICOGRADA DESIGN WEEK IN QATAR

16 July 2008
Doha (Qatar) - Mousharaka: Icograda Design Week in Qatar 2009, an international conference exploring collaboration within the design field, invites submissions for papers/presentations for its 2009 Education Symposium.
Doha (Qatar) - Mousharaka: Icograda Design Week in Qatar 2009, an international conference exploring collaboration within the design field, invites submissions for papers/presentations for its 2009 Education Symposium.

Icograda Design Week in qatar will bring together practitioners, scholars, and students across design disciplines, cultures, and regions to build bridges, raise awareness, and create bonds necessary to achieve the full potential of design in the Gulf region.

The Mousharaka-Collaboration Education Symposium will investigate the idea of collaboration in the design field. The Symposium intends to create a platform for international design professionals, educators, and students to participate in a discussion on collaboration from a variety of perspectives including collaborative projects, cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural collaborations, and collaborations between individual of groups. Discussion panels between presenters and the audience moderated by an Icograda representative will follow individual presentations.

Presenters will be invited to conduct student workshops concurrently, in our well-appointed design studios, for 2 afternoons totaling 7 hours based on a theme. The work produced will be judged and exhibited. There will be a nominal stipend offered by the organizers for the workshop presenters. Please indicate whether you would be interested in presenting a section of the workshops.

Presenters will be provided with economy airfare and hotel accommodations.

Areas of interest may encompass, but are not limited to, collaboration in:
  • architecture
  • art
  • communication studies
  • culture and cultural studies
  • design education
  • fashion, graphic, and interior design
  • housing
  • interactive design
  • product/industrial design
  • technical communication
  • typography
  • urban planning
  • visual design
Paper/Presentation Proposals: 30 minutes with 15 minutes for Q&A

Papers should be geared towards an audience of educators, students, and practitioners. The paper presentation should be dynamic, incorporating visuals and allowing for interactivity where appropriate. Selected papers will be published in the conference proceedings, which will be distributed at the conference.

Papers will be judged by a blind jury.

Submission Timeline
1 October 2008 - Submission of abstract of no more than 500 words
15 October 2008 - Notifications
15 November 2008 - Submission of full version of your paper with adequate references to the literature



For more information, please visit:
http://www.mousharaka.com



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