31 May 2012
CfP: AOR2012 Art of Research Conference: Making, Reflecting & Understanding
Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Finland
Abstracts by June 10, 2012
The 4th Art of Research Conference: Making, Reflecting & Understanding (AOR2012) will take place on 28-29 November 2012 at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Helsinki, Finland. The aim of the event is to continue and update the discussions concerning the relationship between art and design practices and knowledge, in terms of both content and modes of knowledge production and exchange. We invite abstracts (350 words max) by doctoral students, post-doctoral researchers and academics addressing the following:
- Explorative art/design projects. These types of papers must be submitted together with creative works and must contribute to understanding of how the visual and the textual are unified in research.
- Methodological and theoretical questions related to the conference theme.
The submission of abstracts and exhibition proposals is available online at the conference website http://designresearch.aalto.fi/events/aor2012/submit.php.
The abstracts must be uploaded by 10 June 2012 (12 pm, GMT+3). All contributions will be double-blind peer reviewed. To facilitate the review process, authors should make an effort to ensure that their identity is not revealed by information contained in their submission. The review notice of abstracts will be given on 25 June 2012. Please check the key dates at: http://designresearch.aalto.fi/events/aor2012/keydates.php
We are pleased to announce that keynote lectures will be delivered by Dr. Kaisu Koski (Netherlands), Prof. Harri Laakso (Finland) and Prof. Fiona Raby (UK).
You can find further information at http://designresearch.aalto.fi/events/aor2012/keynotes.php
We are also pleased to announce our new partnership with the journal Studies in Material Thinking. The journal will publish a post-conference collection of invited research papers.
The aim of this volume is to further the contemporary discourse regarding notions of practice-led research and to discover how contemporary practitioners bring into play the relationship between their art and design practices and the emergence of new knowledge. Full information about the journal is available at http://www.materialthinking.org/
We look forward to seeing you in November 2012!
On behalf of Conference Committee,
DA, Associate Professor
Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture
Hämeentie 135 C, FIN-00560 Helsinki
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