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Cumulus Antwerp 2023: Connectivity and Creativity in times of Conflict
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Society is being constantly challenged by conflict (global/local), contradiction and an ever changing perspective by non-neutral roles of technology and organisations. We invite the Cumulus community, designers, artists, and educators to investigate how culture and creative industry can offer resilience, consolation, and innovation models on human scale.

With a legacy of conflict, the city of Antwerp represents an economic and cultural hive of activity. Concepts from avant-garde to conformism fashion, product design and new media have flourished in Antwerp.

Aligned with the vision of Cumulus Association, and revigorated with the notion that new movements can be shaped in grassroots settings, the aim of the Conference is to map principles research and education in design and highlight novel directions.

The conference is actively looking for new insights and critical reflections on the value of Connectivity and Creativity in times of Conflict, reflected in these conference tracks:

– Nature positive/Design for Transformation
– Digital futures/Hybrid reality
– Handle with care/Inclusivity
– Method/Art.

Call for participation is open now. Read more here.
Submission deadline: November 11, 2022.

Hosted by the Faculty of Design Sciences of the University of Antwerp in close collaboration with the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp.

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