DeathxDesignxCulture | Conference

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The event will be held between: This conference runs from 4 - 6 June.
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About the event

Radical Re-imaginings for the End of Life

From 4-6 September, the Department of Graphic Design, Falmouth University (UK), and the Death and Culture Network, University of York (UK); in partnership with the Stamps School of Art & Design, University of Michigan (USA), and the Glasgow End of Life Studies Group, University of Glasgow (UK) are hosting the DeathxDesignxCulture: Radical Re-imaginings for the End of Life conference.

The conference seeks to open discursive space for ‘traditional’ as well as practice-based and practice-led research to critically reflect on the role of design as it relates to death, dying, and disposal at individual, community, and broader cultural levels, and to suggest radical alternatives for the future.  

With a focus on interdisciplinarity, the conference aims to support knowledge exchange between researchers within the social sciences, the humanities, and design. Design is positioned as an expanded field inviting contributions from subject areas including, but not limited to: graphic design; multidisciplinary design; architecture; digital design; fashion design; and product design. 

A multi-modal approach will stretch the conventions of a conference format, incorporating experience design; exhibitions and pedagogic interventions; university-industry knowledge transfer; and opportunities for traditional academic papers.

Keynote speakers

Julijonas Urbonas

Julijonas Urbonas is an artist, designer, researcher, engineer, founder of Lithuanian Space Agency, associate professor at Vilnius Academy of Arts. Former Director of a Soviet amusement park in Klaipeda.

Laura Cramwinckel

Laura Cramwinckel studied Man & Public Space (BA) at Design Academy Eindhoven and Religious Studies (MA) at Tilburg University in The Netherlands, with a thesis on the makeover of dutch crematorium architecture.

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