Call for proposals

The organisers are seeking proposals for papers, presentations, creative research-led workshops and training workshops.

THE CALL FOR PROPOSALS IS NOW CLOSED – THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE WHO SUBMITTED PROPOSALS, YOU SHOULD NOW HAVE RECEIVED A RESPONSE BUT PLEASE DO CONTACT US IF NOT

As well as seeking submissions which explore creative approaches to the design of meaningful and engaging visitor experiences, the conference seeks case studies and research which will expose the potential for design processes and design thinking to make a significant contribution to the strategic development of museums and cultural organisations internationally, challenging conventional approaches to museum and gallery making and seeking to unleash the potential of design and creativity for the cultural sector.

Themes might include but will not be limited to:

  • Spaces for people and design for use
  • The production of social spaces and sites for dialogue in the context of a consumer driven society
  • The integration of art, culture and everyday life
  • The development of sites for social engagement, wellbeing and place-making
  • New museum and gallery design processes and the challenges of creating a framework for interpretive design
  • Collaborative museum making
  • Narrative environments and storytelling-in-space
  • Designing for visitor participation and experience
  • Experimental approaches to museum and experience making which place the visitor at the heart of the design process
  • Community art and community-led design
  • Understanding the needs of visitors – perception, embodiment and sociality
  • The role of design and ‘design thinking’ in museum making
  • The challenges of cross-cultural exchange in museum and gallery design
  • Design research and its contribution to museum making

We would welcome proposals from museum and gallery professionals, designers, museum researchers and architects at all stages of their careers.

PLEASE NOTE THAT PROPOSALS CAN BE SUBMITTED IN ENGLISH OR CHINESE. THE SHARING OF IDEAS WILL BE ENABLED DURING THE EVENT BY SIMULTANEOUS TRANSLATION INTO ENGLISH/CHINESE.

Download the proposal form here.

Deadline: 15th July 2015. Decisions on accepted proposals by end July 2015.

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