Temes de Disseny #37 - Invisible Conflicts: The New Terrain of Bodies, Infrastructures and Information


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  • Call For Paper Type: SI
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  • Submission Date: 2020-11-17
  • Notification Date: 2020-12-01
  • Final Version Date: 2021-01-14

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Temes de Disseny is a scientific publication born from the research anxiety and vocation of Elisava. Annually since 1986 the school makes the journal available for the readers. The publication addresses from an analytical perspective a great variety of subjects related to design’s connection with fields such as culture, communication, technology or economy from an analytical perspective. 

The 37th issue of Temes de Disseny – Invisible Conflicts: The New Terrain of Bodies, Infrastructures and Informationsets out to humbly explore the topic of conflict and disobedience in a networked planet. Traditionally, design offers tools and procedures to tackle known problems, analysing how new objects and processes can provide solutions. In this issue, instead, we gather research about instability, frictions, resistance, counter-practices, cultural clashes, and even material conflict. 

This new issue will be published with open access, peer reviewed and indexed content. Temes de Disseny is a journal that locals and foreign designers can use to share their knowledge internationally. We call for papers (original journal articles, state-of-art reviews, design case studies or pictorials) to gather knowledge regarding the following generic topics: 

  • New creative strategies in practical dissent 

  • Invisible battlegrounds   

  • Information, labour, energy  

  • Design at a planetary-scale  

  • The agency of non-human actors 

  • Material-affective dimensions of design 

Guest Editors: Laura Benítez, Bani Brusadin. 

Editors in Chief: Laura Clèries, Oscar Tomico. 

Managing Editor: Guim Espelt. 

Editorial Board: Pau Alsina, Miquel Bruns, Tomas Diez, Delia Dumitrescu, Danae Esparza, Jéssica Fernández, Albert Fuster, Ariel Guersenzvaig, Pere Llorach-Massana, Ezio Manzini, Sonia Massari, Viviana Narotzky, Javier Peña, Anna Petit-Boix, Valentina Rognoli, Ramon Sangüesa, Ron Wakkary. 


Do you want to submit a proposal? 

Download here the Call for Authors PDF with all the details.

Authors who aim to submit their manuscript should select a generic topic of this Temes de Disseny special issue and send an extended abstract proposal (500-600 words) through this online form before 17 November 2020

On the 1st of December authors of the accepted proposals will be informed, and must submit their manuscript before 14 January 2021. The journal will be published on Summer 2021. 

If you have a proposal but it doesn't fit the dates or formats proposed, please contact us at tdd@elisava.net with the details.