Design Frontiers: territories, concepts, technologies

Published on: March 16th, 2012


The 8th ICDHS conference, “Design Frontiers: territories, concepts, technologies,” aims to discuss how design history and design studies may push the limits of design knowledge. The frontiers of design may be challenged by the exploration of new territories, by the establishment of new concepts, by the emergence of new technologies, as well as by rediscovering the past and by finding new ways of applying current wisdom. Paper proposals are being accepted until February 29, 2012.

Conference themes include: the history of design education; identities and territories; national policies on design; techniques and technologies; and the international face of design.

The conference will be held from September 3-6, 2012 in São Paulo, Brazil and is being hosted by University of São Paulo and Mackenzie Presbyterian University.

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Program Contact

Caroline Dionne, Program Director

Program Update

Parsons is not currently admitting new students to this master’s degree program. Parsons is now offering a Graduate Minor in Design Studies that is designed to complement the MA History of Design and Curatorial Studies and other graduate programs across the university in design, liberal arts, and social research.