Call for participants, Nordes summerschool 2024

Socio-ecologically Just Design after Progress

A PhD summerschool hosted by
Design after progress and Just Transitions
Norrköping, Sweden
17 june & 26-29 August, 2024

Designers and design researchers are part of making worlds. In times of severe socio-ecological challenges, this summer school invites PhD-students to explore how to make and know worlds differently. As designers and design researchers we use skills, competencies, capabilities and concepts that are haunted by modernist ways of making worlds that have been guided by anthropocentrism, growth and progress. It is however increasingly recognised that this orientation within design and beyond is highly implicated in multiple unfolding socio-ecological crises, including climate change, pollution, and mass species extinction. As designers and design researchers we are also making, breaking and maintaining ideas and ideals about equality, participation, justice, with consequences on relationships, governance and exclusion.

Current key dates and deadlines
- Application closes: 1 Apr 2024
- Notification: 3 May 2024
Program and application



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.