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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: PDC2020 Manizales, Colombia

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Participatory Design Conference PDC2020 - Participation(s) otherwise
Manizales, Colombia June 15-19 2020
Universidad de Caldas
FB:https://www.facebook.com/PDC-2020-505446103195145
Twitter:@PDC_2020
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The Participatory Design Conference (PDC) has a long history in bringing
together research concerned with the direct involvement of people in
co-design, development, implementation, and appropriation activities around
technologies, spaces, artefacts, and services. The conference invites
researchers and practitioners working on participatory design, as it is
encountered and discussed in multiple fields.

In 2020, the 18th Biennial Participatory Design Conference (PDC) will be
held in Manizales, Colombia, for the first time in South America. The
conference will be held in conjunction with the Festival de la Imagen 2020 (
www.festivaldelaimagen.com), one of the largest and most recognized design
events in Colombia, which will bring a variety of unique possibilities and
encounters for PDC and its community.

PDC 2020’s theme is “Participation(s) otherwise”

Since Participatory Design’s (PD) emergence as a research community, PD
scholars have asserted that design is a practical, social and political
endeavour. Main commitments include: offering alternative technologies,
rendering design processes democratic, open and accessible to wide
participation, and amenable to critical scrutiny and mutual learning. By
proposing the theme of Participation(s) otherwise, we want to invite the PD
community to think further on the diverse meanings and ontologies that
participation and design can take on. Let’s open up the understanding of
“participation” beyond modernist narratives and theoretically
“universal”
cookie cutter solutions and account for diverse practices.

What forms, conceptions and understandings of participation, collaboration,
intervention, design and technology can we draw upon to contest
essentialist views on participatory design? Are current conceptions
coherent with plural understandings and realities? What haven’t we realized
before? From whom else are we / can we be learning?

We welcome a variety of different contributions, such as theoretical
elaborations, case study analysis, long term explorations and/or
methodological reflections. Submissions may address one or more of the
following anchor points. These should not be considered as mandatory, but
rather indicative of things we believe require urgent action:

Local/global - place/territory: Explorations of place, space, materiality,
and temporality within participatory design and for technologies otherwise.

Economies: Inquiries into the role and scope of participatory design in the
critique, reinterpretation and construction of green, circular, open,
commons and solidarity processes. This includes also provocative
reflections on participatory design processes themselves, understood as a
process of exchange.

Representation, resistance and governance otherwise: The potential of
participatory design practices to support (or undermine) forms of civic
participation, power redistribution and conflict negotiation, to challenge
authoritarianism, or explore horizontal ways of organising
- including making alternative (or resistive) technologies, spaces,
systems, processes or infrastructures.

Design Research: Explorations of new forms of making otherwise and
methodological innovations for design as participatory political praxis
(including decolonial, feminist, and collective research and action
approaches). Reflections on how those can transform scientific writing to
be more representative of collaborative knowledge construction processes.

Participation and interculturality: spaces and features of (and for)
dialogue and design that avoid universalism and include critical
perspectives towards collaboration, co-creation, and the role of technology
in these processes.


Categories and submission formats:
FULL PAPERS (in English)
EXPLORATORY PAPERS (in English)
PLURILINGUAL PD (ESP/PT) (in Spanish or Portuguese)
EXHIBITION/ SITUATED ACTIONS (in English)
CONVERSATIONS: (in English)
OUTSIDE ACADEMIA (in English)
INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS and TUTORIALS (in English)
DOCTORAL COLLOQUIUM (in English)
STUDENT PROJECTS: (in English)
ARTFUL INTEGRATORS’ AWARD


Keydates:
15th February 2019 — First call for papers out
1st September 2019 — Submission DL for Full papers + Plurilingual track
1st December 2019 — Submission DL for Short papers, Interactive workshops
and tutorials, Conversations, PhD colloquium, and Situated
Actions/Exhibition
1st December 2019 — Second round submission for Full and Plurilingual
papers
15th February 2020 — Notification to (all) authors
15th March 2020 — Camera ready papers (all formats, except student
projects) + Submission for Student projects
25 April 2020 — Early bird registration deadline
15-19th of June 2020 PDC Conference and Festival de la Imagen

Join us in Manizales Colombia!
Felipe Londoño, Claudia Jurado and Andrea Botero — General chairs
Chiara Del Gaudio and Leonardo Parra — Program chairs
More info soon at: www.pdc2020.org

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Chiara Del Gaudio | academia.edu


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