Impact! From Bauhaus to IKEA
International Conference partnered by the School of Design, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), IKEA x UTS Future Living Lab and the Goethe Institute // 30 September – 2 October 2019, Sydney, Australia //

Impact! From Bauhaus to IKEA

30 September – 2 October 2019, Sydney, Australia

International Conference partnered by the School of Design, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), IKEA x UTS Future Living Lab and the Goethe Institute

One hundred years after its founding in Weimar, this conference traces facets of the transnational impact of the Bauhaus on the history of the future of design. As a workshop of modernity and a laboratory of the future, the Bauhaus changed everyday life through design: from single objects to buildings and cities. The Bauhaus set into motion a democratisation of design that is reflected today in all aspects of the objects we use and the spaces we live in. Impact! From Bauhaus to IKEA examines historical and contemporary design theories, philosophies and practices of making into the future.

Conference Organisers

Prof Thea Brejzek, Prof Lawrence Wallen, Stefan Lie, Dr Demet Dincer (School of Design, UTS).

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Dr Claudia Perren, CEO Bauhaus Foundation Dessau

Prof Axel Kufus, University of the Arts Berlin

Prof Christof Mayer, Bergen University, raumlaborberlin

Prof Andrew McNamara, Queensland University of Technology

Prof Tom Avermaete, ETH Zurich

**Call for Papers**

We welcome papers from a wide range of historic and contemporary perspectives, including design theory, architecture, interior architecture, product design, design school pedagogy, art history, visual and textile studies.

Thematic Sections

Impact on Future Living

Designing for tomorrow; Representing and Exhibiting Future Living/Staging the Domestic; New Technologies

Impact on Making

Co-Design; Design for Manufacture; Tacit Knowledge as Research

Impact on Pedagogy

Rethinking the Studio Model; Expanding Knowledge: Beyond the Institution; Role of Participation in Design Education

Impact on Society

Democratic Design; Global Thinking – Hyperlocal Practices; Social Design

Abstract Submissions

Please submit a 300-word abstract referring to one of the four thematic sections and sub-sections and a 100-word biography by 15 April 2019 to impact@ikeaxuts.org. Acceptance notification by 15 May 2019. Full paper submission by 15 August 2019. Selected conference contributions will form the basis of an edited research volume. The peer-reviewed conference is open to scholars and practitioners, postgraduate students and those interested in its program. Registration will be available from 15 April 2019. More information and details will be on our website www.ikeaxuts.org launching 1 March 2019.