Garden Conversation with Aldo Cibic, Luisa Collina, Eleventh International Conference on Design Principles & Practices, Institute without Boundaries at George Brown College, Toronto, Canada
Eleventh International Conference on Design Principles & Practices, Institute without Boundaries at George Brown College, Toronto, Canada
Talking Circle, Eleventh International Conference on Design Principles & Practices, Institute without Boundaries at George Brown College, Toronto, Canada
Péter Pozsár, Eleventh International Conference on Design Principles & Practices, Institute without Boundaries at George Brown College, Toronto, Canada

Eleventh International Conference on Design Principles & Practices

  • Deign for the Global Village
  • 2–4 March 2017
  • Institute without Boundaries at George Brown College, Toronto, Canada

At a Glance...

3

Days of paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia.

230+

Delegates from all over the world who attended the Eleventh International Conference on Design Principles & Practices.

30 +

Countries represented.

2017 Special Focus: Design for the Global Village

The world of design is facing new challenges in the 21st century. The emergence of ‘Global Village,’ facilitated by the advance of electronic media and new technology, has changed the way people live, work, interact, and communicate with each other. Designers and practitioners from diverse cultural, social, and professional backgrounds are working together to understand the different implications of global systems and co-design the infrastructure, systems, and services of our future living.

This highly participatory and collaborative environment, connected through a worldwide electronic network and guided by the rules of a globalized marketplace, raises critical questions about the role of design and designers in shaping the personal and collective objects and spaces that we use and share in our everyday lives.

The Eleventh International Conference on Design Principles & Practices, in partnership with the Institute without Boundaries at George Brown College, welcomes designers, educators, thinkers, students, and scholars to participate in this year’s event that is taking place in Toronto, Canada. This conference creates an opportunity to exchange ideas and discuss projects that are tackling the different impacts of designing within a global context.

Conference Chairs

Loredana Di Lucchio

Loredana Di Lucchio

Architect, PhD, Researcher Professor, Sapienza University of Rome

Luigi Ferrara

Luigi Ferrara

Dean of Centre for Arts, Design and Information Technology, George Brown College

Lorenzo Imbesi

Lorenzo Imbesi

Architect, PhD, Professor, Sapienza University of Rome

Plenary Speakers

The Eleventh International Conference on Design Principles & Practices featured plenary sessions by some of the world’s leading thinkers and innovators in the field.

Katerina Cizek

Katerina Cizek

Documentary Film-maker; Artistic Director, MIT Open Documentary Lab, Boston, USA and Toronto, Canada

"Open City, Open Web: How Documentary Storytelling Equates the Urban with the Virtual"

Helen Kerr

Helen Kerr

Co-President of KerrSmith Design; Professor, Master of Design in Strategic Foresight and Innovation Program, OCAD University, Toronto, Canada

“Tomorrow’s Global Cities”

Luisa Collina

Luisa Collina

Professor, Dean of the Design School, Politecnico di Milano; President of Cumulus, the International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media, Milan, Italy

"Design for the Global Village: Designing Physical Exhibitions in a Global, Web-connected World"

Péter Pozsár

Péter Pozsár

Architect; Co-founder and curator of Hello Wood, Budapest, Hungary

"To Be in a Village"

Aldo Cibic

Aldo Cibic

Founder of Cibic & Partners; Founder of Cibicworkshop

"Active Involvement in a Design Process: The Basics of Rethinking Happiness"

Emerging Scholar Awardees

For each conference, a small number of Emerging Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students and emerging scholars who have an active academic interest in the conference area. The Award with its accompanying responsibilities provides a strong professional development opportunity for early career academics. The 2017 Emerging Scholar Awardees are listed below.

Michael Adaji

Michael Adaji

University of Kent, Canterbury, UK

Nazanin Homayounfar

Nazanin Homayounfar

George Brown College, Toronto, Canada

Pouline Koh

Pouline Koh

University Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia

Georgia Mackenzie-MacPherson

Georgia Mackenzie-MacPherson

George Brown College, Toronto, Canada

Augusto Mari

Augusto Mari

Design Manager, Toronto, Canada

Dany Naierman

Dany Naierman

California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California

Devika Prakash

Devika Prakash

George Brown College, Toronto, Canada

Ishani Sangal

Ishani Sangal

George Brown College, Toronto, Canada

Kate Wilkes

Kate Wilkes

George Brown College, Toronto, Canada

Matteo Zallio

Matteo Zallio

Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland

Conference Partners

Virtual Presentations

​Virtual Posters

Virtual Posters present preliminary results of work or projects that lend themselves to visual representations. Download the posters below.

Lightning Talks

Lightning Talks are 5-minute "flash" video presentations. Visit our YouTube channel through the button below to view the lightning talks.