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Cumulus Genk conference 2010: Borderline - Pushing Design Over the Limit

Submission: Closed
Opening: Closed
Closing: Closed

Genk, Belgium - call for papers open!
Katholieke Hogeschool Limburg, Media & Design Academie

Workshops, shows, parties,lectures, designfreaks, cumulus conference, job fair, visits, designfactories, ...

Borderline design is your perfect excuse to explore the limits between fun and function, man and machine, urban and rural, old industry and new economy, Romanesque and Germanic, rational and irrational, nature and culture, ... Design can shift some boundaries.

Genk (B) is situated in a region in the heart of Europe where several country and language borders are crossing and major cities like Eindhoven (NL), Liège (B), Aachen (D) and Essen (D) are in the neighbourhood. The last week of May 2010 borders will be pushed away, so make sure you save the date!


Critical Design

Boundless Curiosity

Within these two subthemes we are looking for papers and posters that can exemplify these two fields. We are looking for presentations focusing on:

curiosity, critical design, service design, social design, design thinking, transformation design, social innovation, experience design, transdisciplinarity, crossovers, open laboratory, city living lab, tribalism, sustainability, comeback city, open source, etc.


Abstract deadline: Jan 15, 2010

Notification of abstract acceptance: March 1, 2010
Full paper deadline: May 10, 2010  


Heleen Van Loon
Design Platform Limburg
Zuivelmarkt 33
3500 Hasselt
0032 11 29 59 76
0032 476 45 66 88