• Call for proposals: AIGA Design Educators Conference

    Design, Education, and the Transnational Terrain

    Thursday, December 13–Saturday, December 15, 2012
    The East-West Center and the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
    Honolulu, Hawai‘i, USA

    Proposal deadline: February 15, 2012

    For many design educators working in different parts of the world today, design practice is taking place in what may be called a transnational context. The boundaries that define the field of higher education have become increasingly fluid, and professors, students, programs, and curricula are moving back and forth between different regions of the world as never before. The design projects, research, and institutions that result retain a unique cultural complexity because they promote meanings and values that often transcend the cultures and boundaries of the nations within which they originate.

    Taking place at the East-West Center and the University of Hawai‘i in Honolulu, “Geographics: AIGA Design Educators Conference” will provide international design educators, scholars and practitioners the opportunity to share examples of design programs, research, and projects that have been implemented within a transnational context. Please mark your calendars and make reservations early to join us in Hawai‘i.

    Call for proposals

    This conference provides international design educators the opportunity to present successful examples of such “transnational” projects and programs—proposals are due February 15. Visit the conference website to download details on the Call for Proposals.

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