Call for Papers SDN Design Research Summit 2018

7th June 2017

at the FHNW Academy of Art and Design Basel
8–10 March 2018

Beyond Change – Questioning the role of design in times of global
Extended Deadline: September 1, 2017


All applications should be sent via the Easyschair Platform before September 1, 2017.

Applicants are invited to submit proposals for lectures, project presentations, and workshops. We explicitly encourage applications that propose an experimental approach to the conference’s topic (visual presentations, documentary films, social media, etc.).

Applications must be written in English, should not exceed 3000 words (excluding references), and should be submitted as a single PDF.

Large media files should be included as weblinks in the PDF. Additionally, authors must include a short biography of maximum 250 words. Collective submissions are also welcome. All contributions will be peer reviewed.


For more information about the content of the conference please contact:

Key dates:

1 September 2017: Extended deadline for applications
15 October 2017: Notification of acceptances and reviewer feedback
15  November 2017: Program announcement
8-10 March 2018: Conference


Conference Host:

FHNW Academy of Art and Design Basel
Coordination: Prof. Dr. Claudia Mareis, Sarah Haug and Nina Paim


Conference Chairs – Swiss Design Network:

Dr. Massimo Botta, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland, SUPSI
Prof. Dr. Davide Fornari, Ecole Cantonale d’art de Lausanne, ECAL
Prof. Dr. Claudia Mareis, FHNW Academy of Art and Design, Basel
Isabel Rosa Müggler Zumstein, Lucerne School of Art and Design, HSLU
Prof. Dr. Sarah Owens, Zurich University of the Arts, ZHDK
Prof. Dr. Arne Scheuermann, Bern University of the Arts, HKB
Prof. Dr. Anne-Catherine Sutermeister, University of Art and Design Geneva, HEAD