DRS2018, hosted by the University of Limerick and Limerick School of Art and Design, Limerick Institute of Technology, invites designers to explore these relationships across an exciting four-day conference from 25th- 28th June 2018. Building on the futures orientation of DRS2016, DRS2018 will explore emergent themes at the intersections of design research, design practice, design education and design policy. It aims to provide a platform for discussions around the changing territorial contexts of design locally, nationally and transnationally. Ireland is an ideal location to position these explorations as it has recently launched an ambitious programme of capacity building for design policy and practice.
The School of Design's Dan Lockton will be chairing the "Designing for Transitions" session on June 26th (HERE and HERE), featuring papers from Lockton and other School of Design teachers, Stuart Candy, Terry Irwin, Stacie Rohrbach and Molly Wright Steenson.
On June 28th, School of Design alumna Sarah Foley (MDes '17) will be presenting her paper 'Service Fictions Through Actant Switching', based on her MDes thesis, in the session Philosophical Tools in Design Research: From Empirical Turn to Practical Turn.