Days of paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia.
Delegates attended the Eighth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices.
Lorenzo Imbesi is an architect, with a PhD in Environmental Design, and an Associate Professor at Carleton University, School of Industrial Design (Ottawa, Canada). He is a critic and essayist for many reviews, and is currently Co-Director of the magazine DIID – Disegno Industriale. He has also served as a keynote speaker and coordinator for several international conferences and curated design exhibitions and events. His interests include the impact of new technologies and artifacts on design culture--especially its critical expressions and theoretical inter/trans/post-disciplinary implications with regard to our contemporary knowledge society and the social, cultural, and ethical.
Louise St. Pierre is Associate Professor of Industrial Design at Emily Carr University and Coordinator of the Emily Carr DESIS (Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability) Lab. Prior to this, she served as Chair of the Industrial Design Program at the University of Washington, where she pioneered several sustainable design research initiatives. St. Pierre has received multiple design awards and grants for a broad range of collaborative design projects including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for exploratory curriculum on sustainable design. St. Pierre is the coauthor of the internationally recognized texts on sustainable design, Okala Ecological Design and
The Eighth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices featured plenary sessions by some of the world’s leading thinkers and innovators in the field.