[Open Design + Hardware] Call for papers "Open & Distributed + Design & Production | Design strategies for enabling indie designers and makers"

Massimo Menichinelli massimo.menichinelli at aalto.fi
Mon May 21 09:55:22 UTC 2018

Hello all,

here's a call for papers we've just launched for the Strategic Design 
Research Journal:

Call for papers:

"Open & Distributed + Design & Production | Design strategies for 
enabling indie designers and makers"

The evolution of Open & Distributed Design & Production can be already 
measured in decades, with many initiatives by both practitioners and 
researchers. This is a phenomenon that has already been promoted, 
discussed and studied by several disciplines and also design 
researchers, but while most of these contributions have explored its 
beginnings and main traits, we believe that it might be reaching a 
turning point in its evolution. Discussions about this phenomenon could 
be more strategic if they focus now more on how to make it more 
structured and prepared for the long term than just focusing on 
exploring common traits and how to scale it without thinking about a 
long term strategy. Political, social, economical and legal issues are 
increasingly relevant in order to make such initiatives inclusive, their 
processes and organization transparent and their management fair and equal.

We especially welcome proposals that addresses existing criticalities of 
the Open & Distributed Design & Production phenomenon and their 
connections with Strategic Design: how these criticalities impact over 
Strategic Design, and how could Strategic Design impact over them?

More details here: 


Launch of the call for papers: May 19th, 2018

Full paper due: September 16th, 2018

Notification of Review results: November 6th, 2018

Deadline for submission of the final version: December 10th, 2018

Final acceptance: January 15th, 2019

Publication: May 1st, 2019





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School of Art, Design and Architecture
Department of Media
Media Lab Helsinki

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