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Doctoral program Service Design for Public Sector – apply now!

PhD Service Design for Public Sector
Open Call: 9 PhD Positions
Apply by 20 June

From today to 20 June 2024 you can apply to the doctoral program Service Design for Public Sector. This year we have a total of 9 open positions, of which 7 with scholarship.

Detailed call for applications at https://phd.uniroma1.it/web/concorso40.aspx?s=&i=3972&m=&l=EN&p=&a=
Presentation of the doctoral programme at https://phd.uniroma1.it/web/SERVICE-DESIGN-FOR-PUBLIC-SECTOR_nD3972_EN.aspx

The nature of the PhD program is associated with the purpose of collaborating with seven academic partners:
– Sapienza University of Rome (Rome);
– Politecnico di Milano (Milan);
– ⁠IUAV University of Venice (Venice);
– University of Bologna Alma Mater (Bologna);
– Isia Rome (Rome);
– Isia Florence (Florence);
– Universitas Mercatorum (Rome);
– L’École de design Nantes Atlantique (Nantes).

The PhD program is also involving international professors from:
– University of Arts London
– Central Saint Martins – UK;
– ⁠University of Lapland – Finland;
– ⁠Aalborg University – Denmark;
– KISD Köln International School of Design – Germany
– TU Delft – Holland.

The Associated PhD in Service Design for the Public Sector (SDPS) aims to train highly qualified professionals to respond to the innovation process in the public sector, particularly in Public Administrations (PAs).

It focuses on the thematic axes of digital transition, ecological transition, public engagement, and health society, which encompass all citizen services through participation, awareness, and sharing, with the goal of improving the quality of social contexts.

The PhD program is based on the scientific production of Service Design, at the interdisciplinary convergence of design, psychology, management and engineering, computer science, social sciences, and policy-making.

The doctoral program focuses on two main areas: the digital transition and the ecological transition, which involve all citizen services through processes of participation, awareness, and sharing, with the goal of improving social contexts. Specifically, the Doctorate is developed along four thematic axes:
– the green transition;
– ⁠the digital transition;
– public engagement;
– ⁠the health society and healthcare services.

New PhD course at AAU Create

A new PhD course at AAU Create, titled “Integrating design, mindfulness practices and arts-based research to foster pathways towards sustainable futures”.

This PhD course originates at the intersection of several disciplines and is targeted towards PhD students in design, architecture, planning, arts, aesthetics, culture studies, psychology, sustainability studies, and related research areas interested in exploring the integration of design methods with arts-based practices and mindfulness practices for sustainability.

Within this course, we will journey through two experimental days containing moments of arts-based co-creation, sound-driven future visioning, yoga and breathing sessions to explore how these practices can be weaved into traditional design methods and frameworks to support sustainable transformation.

Link to learn more and register: https://phdcourses.dk/Course/110349

Practical details:
Date: 16 – 17 September 2024
Place: Aalborg University in Copenhagen, Denmark (in-person)
Registration deadline: 26 August 2024
No. of participants: 30

Organizers: Luca Simeone (Assoc. Prof. Aalborg University), Lea Holst Laursen (Assoc. Prof. Aalborg University), Rike Neuhoff (Postdoc Aalborg University), Olivia Harre (Postdoc Aalborg University)
Lecturers: Melanie Sarantou (Professor Kyushu University), Christine Wamsler (Professor Lund University), Juliana Restrepo-Giraldo (PhD Fellow Malmö University and Linnaeus University), Max Liljefors (Professor Lund University)

Radical Creativity – Summer School


Call for entries – 7th the Alpavirama International Youth Film Festival

7th Alpavirama International Youth Film Festival by NID-Call for submissions

7th edition of the Alpavirama International Youth Film Festival will be held from October 15-19, 2024. This year, the festival’s theme is ‘Reflected Realities,’ a portrait of reality through the lens of young filmmakers across the globe.

Alpavirama (“comma” in Sanskrit), International Youth Film Festival of short films, documentaries, and audiophiles celebrating the works of young filmmakers across the globe, is organized biennially by the Film and Video Discipline of NID, Ahmedabad, since 2011. The competition section is open to only young filmmakers (under 30), making it a unique film festival in India. Masterclasses, workshops, seminars, and exhibitions are also organized during the festival.

For more details, modalities, queries regarding the festival, kindly visit https://alpavirama.nid.edu/ or write to [email protected].

Last date of making submissions is May 25, 2024.

Seoul Design Award 2024

EQUALITY – TISDC Taiwan International Student Design Competition 2024

Functional Clothing Contest FTC 2025

Team FTC 2025 invites entries for the “Functional Clothing Contest” to be held as part of the 4th International Conference on Functional Textiles and Clothing FTC2025. This unique contest aims to showcase functional clothing on the catwalk for the first time. Functional clothing could be Protective, Medical or Assistive, may enhance Sports performance or may have body shaping or any other capabilities. The functional elements should be discreet and not obvious. Innovative design, materials and construction may be used to create these clothing pieces. This contest aims to both demonstrate the possibilities of this new and exciting field and to encourage contestants to think and design creatively to incorporate functionality into clothing. Participation schedule:

Submission of Concept (By 15th September 2024)
Each entry must be accompanied by a Forwarding letter from the Head of Department.
Conveyance of Short-listed concepts : 15thof October 2024
Registration by the participants for participating in the show: 1st November 2024
Final Show: Demonstration of the final garment on the ramp (8th February 2025)
Short-listed contestants will be required to display their functional clothing live and in person at FTC 2025. Designs must be worn by a team-member/end-user who will demonstrate the ease-of-use and functionality of the clothing, while showing their design on the catwalk.

Best three entries will be awarded cash prizes and a certificate.
Selected entries will be published in conference proceedings brought out by Springer.
All teams will get a certificate of participation.

Read all the competition rules and guidelines at https://ftcconference.in/index.html

Open Call for the EuroFabriqueArt Camp

Call for participation and entry – until 18th April 2024

To all Art & Design higher Schools and Academies in higher education, in EU countries, as well as Third countries from the list of participating countries.


From 23 to 27 September 2024 during the XXIII Cerveira International Art Biennial, the Cerveira Art Biennial Foundation (FBAC) will host the third EuroFabrique Camp, comprised of workshops, walks, field work, lectures, masterclasses, screenings and art production, led by professionals in the field of art, curatorial practices and political and social activism.

Cerveira Art Biennial Foundation is inviting ten art and design schools, each proposing three participants, totalling 30 students to attend the EuroFabrique Art Camp in Cerveira from 23 to 27 September 2024.

The three students should be endorsed by the school and proposed by a teacher, who is welcome to accompany the group as an observer, travelling by their own means. In the opening days of the Art Camp, groups will be formed in order to mix participating students from each school.

Read the full text of the call here EUROFABRIQUE ART CAMP CERVEIRA OPEN CALL

Art and Design Education Short Course Opportunities at The New School

The New School, home of Parsons School of Design, is pleased to announce a new opportunity for its global network. We have curated a selection of non-credit courses and certificates in art, design, and fashion that we are offering for student groups in our art and design academic network. These offerings equip students with specialized knowledge and practical skills, and they can be an ideal complement to your institution’s curriculum. Courses are delivered online and asynchronously, led by Parsons faculty who are trailblazers in their fields. Please visit this webpage for more information, including discounted rates for cohorts of up to 18 students and group options for customized onsite immersions in New York City.

Showcase your talent at the Cumulus Green 2024 competition – Designing Healthy Future!


Designing Healthy Future – Cumulus Green 2024
Design for healthy lives. Design for healthy planet.
Design for well-being for all at all ages.

We want to hear from you!
Be part of the Cumulus Global Student Community.

Cumulus Green 2024: Designing Healthy Future calls on all Cumulus students to submit your best work aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being) and a vision for a healthier future.

When the global resources are challenged and the climate change is upon us, we need contributions also from the art and design community. How can you apply your agency and creativity to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages? To encourage healthy lifestyle, fight diseases and improve access to healthcare?

Submission Categories
Products, Services and Systems

Individual or Student Teams from Cumulus Member Institutions

Monetary Prizes, Honorary Mentions, International showcase of your work at the Cumulus Monterrey 2024 conference Design Across Borders: United in Creativity.

Extended Submission Deadline
June 23, 2024

Read CumulusGreen2024_call_for_entries.

Submission platform open at https://cumulusgreen.awardhub.org/.

Service Design Award 2024

Explore the Future of Design at Cumulus Student Talent Camp in Pordenone!

We are thrilled to present the Cumulus Student Talent Camp DCS 2024 Edition Pordenone, organized in collaboration with Cumulus and the University in Pordenone. From July 14th to 20th, 2024, this unique experience will seamlessly blend theory and practice, drawing inspiration from the Renaissance workshops of Florence.

Topics and Objectives: Tackle the challenges of complex societies, exploring the socio-economic transition from modernity to digital postmodernity. Workshops focused on visionary scenarios will be led by renowned designers.

Location: Hosted at the “University Consortium” in Pordenone near Venice, with comprehensive student facilities, including prototyping labs, a library, and outdoor spaces.

Language: All Talent Camp activities will be conducted in English.
Keynote Speakers: Delve into complexity with expert lectures.

More information atthe camp’s website here.

Be part of the transformation and intercultural dialogue at Cumulus Student Talent Camp DCS 2024 Edition Pordenone!

Check the promo video here.
Apply by June 17th!

Contact: [email protected]

Don Norman Design Award introduced – Design for a better world

Don Norman Design Award (DNDA) is a global platform for early-career practitioners and educational organizations to showcase projects that impact society and then, to host an international summit for all groups that are working to benefit society through Humanity-Centered Design. What kinds of projects? See the United Nations’ list of 17 Sustainable Development Goals at https://sdgs.un.org/ (and read deeply into the numerous specialized websites branching off from that site). The summit allows everyone to share their knowledge, their lessons learned from both failures and successes, and to provide guidance and a platform for sharing.

Learn more about the award here.

The DesignEuropa Awards 2024 – application open!

The DesignEuropa Awards celebrate excellence in design among holders of Registered Community Designs. The DesignEuropa Awards 2024 application period is now officially open till March 15!

Check out the Next Generation Design Award:
This category is dedicated to nurturing and recognising the exceptional talents of the younger generation, up to the age of 29. Open to those who have one or more of their designs registered as an RCD, this category aims to spotlight the creative process of emerging designers. The young designers may have registered their RCD themselves or with a company.

Cumulus President Lorenzo Imbesi is a member of the competition jury.

Competition information here.

Ph.D. Urban living outside the compact city Peri-urbanity as a socio-spatial phenomenon

Ph.D. Mapping Critical Futures

Ph.D. Human-Centred Interaction Design for Maritime Decarbonization

Ph.D. Enhancing Aesthetic Consciousness in Industrial Design Education

Ph.D. Design and Aesthetics for Service