Call for papers, Nordes 2023 conference


The 10th Nordic Design Research Society (Nordes) conference Hosted by
Linköping University, Sweden
11-14 June 2023

A blank space – a silence, pause, interstice, gap, in-between, opening, punctuation, negative space – can be deliberately or incidentally devoid of content. A space left blank is as much an invitation to notice the void and the structure that surrounds it, as it is a question as to why and how they are perceived. Such absence can remind us to seek out conscious or unconscious intentions hidden in plain sight. Philosophies and worldviews that acknowledge the importance of ‘absence’, ‘emptiness’ or ‘nothingness’ consider everything to be relational, fluid, dynamic and ‘in-between’, rather than the binary dualism that linger from Cartesian constructs. Research conferences are by character such openings, until they are given content by contributing researchers. Looking to the number and seriousness of current and emerging societal and environmental challenges there is a need for allowing many undirected thoughts and research results to communicated and discussed. Nordes 2023 intends to be such a place. A conference shaped by the research results, avenues, strategies and concerns of its community.

Current key dates and deadlines
- Deadline all papers: 12 Dec 2022
- Deadline workshops: 30 Jan 2023
- Deadline Doctoral Consortium contributions: 30 Jan 2023

Nordes – Nordic Design Research – is a network of people interested in design research and participating in the Nordes conferences, the Nordes Summer schools or other Nordes activities. Nordes is an open network that started with the first Nordic Design Research Conference in Copenhagen 2005. In addition to organising the bi-annual Nordes conferences and Summer schools Nordes promotes the publication and dissemination of design research through the Nordes Digital Archive.

The Nordes board is responsible for the program of the upcoming conference and also for all activities between conferences. The board consists of people from all Nordic countries, elected at each Nordes conference.