Open call: TdD #37 ‘Invisible Conflicts: The New Terrain of Bodies, Infrastructures and Information’
Temes de Disseny (Topics on Design, hereinafter TdD, in its Catalan acronym) is an open-access scientific journal from the design research and design engineering research fields that in each annual issue addresses a specific current societal, environmental and economic challenge. TdD aims to bring together knowledge generated by experts from multiple disciplines, who study design from distinct points of view.
The 34th issue of the journal was the first step towards transforming TdD in an open access, peer-reviewed, indexed journal that locals and foreign designers can use to share their knowledge at an international level.
For the upcoming issue, Temes de Disseny #37: Invisible Conflicts: The New Terrain of Bodies, Infrastructures and Information, TdD invites designers, critical technologists, and fringe researchers to offer insight on creative strategies of practical dissent, as well as casting light over the design of (and the resistance to) new infrastructures of information, labour and energy.
They are also interested in research that outlines new approaches to the agency of non-human agents and how alternative design practices relate to a radically different vision of bodies and post-identities and welcomes the account of radical practices, comparative case study, practice-based reflections, visualisations and cartographies, and even exploratory work, from the whole spectrum of contemporary design, including when it leaves the beaten path and allies with activism, art, cultural studies, or biotech.
Submit your proposal using this form. The deadline for the proposal submission is on November 17th 2020.
The issue will have Laura Benítez and Bani Brusadin as Guest Editors, and it will be published in Summer 2021.