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Claudia Mareis

How is sustainable action shaped in systems such as network organizations or companies? What does sustainability look like, how do we communicate sustainably? Which discourses and approaches shape the communication of design and sustainability? What influence does the methodology of design have on other disciplines? What is the role of design in interdisciplinary discourses on sustainable change? What can we take from other disciplines, which interfaces need to be further shaped in the future?

Shared Prosperity
Sustainability cannot be thought of without a fair distribution of resources. What kind of future do we want to design and how can justice be realized? Future designs: How do we want to live and work in the future? What are the social implications of design? How can design play its role responsibly and not just look at the needs of the already privileged? For example, can Participatory Design be a way to implement equitable design for climate change? How can design act locally while maintaining a global perspective? What are ways that locate design outside our European perspective? What approaches can be adapted from other systems, societies, or eras, and how can they contribute to sustainable development today?

Submissions will be accepted in the following formats:

· Short lecture (15+15 min):15-minute interactive presentation followed by discussion.
· Workshop (90 min): Concepts combining discussion and experimental work in groups of less than 20 participants are welcome. Please specify: Duration, number of participants, prerequisites for the participants, type of workshop, what the participants can expect, what is expected of them; utilization/publication/handling of results.
· Special Session: Experimental contributions (“Situated actions”), which do not last longer than 30 min.

For all three forms of submission: maximum 3,000 characters incl. spaces, anonymized (DE / EN) until 31.01.2022. via<>

The selection will be made by the conference committee together with external reviewers (double-blind peer review). An open access Book of Abstracts will be published by DGTF (providing DOIs). Selected contributions and workshop results can be prepared for publication after the conference.

For further inquiries, please contact: tagung2022 [at] at any time.

Conference team: Andrea Augsten, Annika Frye, Markus Köck, Christian Wölfel

The German Society for Design Theory and Research (DGTF) is a non-profit association dedicated to the discussion, exchange and profiling of design-related topics. It was founded in 2003 and today comprises approximately 300 members from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The DGTF sees itself as a forum that conveys ideas, networks and initiates public debates. <>

The Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts is the only art academy in the state of Schleswig-Holstein and the youngest German art academy with approximately 640 students. The courses of study Industrial Design, Spatial Strategies, Communication Design and Liberal Arts are gathered under its roof. With a doctoral program and the IKDM, the Center for Interdisciplinary Design, Art and Media Studies installed at the university, a lively discourse on design science and design research takes place at the university.<>


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