DUE TO COVID-19, THE CONFERENCE HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO JUNE 2021. EXACT DATES IN SEPTEMBER. CHECK FAQ.
Dear Cumulus Friends,
as you know, the Covid-19 situation is globally asking us to take responsible measures to protect the health of everyone and overcome this state of uncertainty.
Since two years, we have been and keep working hard together with many people – track chairs, reviewers, the scientific and the management committee, the Cumulus Secretary and everyone involved in this process – to ensure a global design reunion in Rome in June 2020 bringing together academics, fellows and designers from all over the world to meet and know each other, talk, and share research and experiences! At the moment, we are towards the end of a long process of paper submission and review, working group scheduling, exhibitions, special events and general organization which involved more than one thousand people.
Unfortunately, right now the world is struggling to preserve health, living a period of uncertainty, calling for cooperation and solidarity. Therefore, we decided to postpone the Conference to next year in June 2021!
However, we are not stopping to work together, in order to make this event possible and open to everyone from all over the world. We are sure that we can learn a lot from this time of crisis to design different modalities of participation in a creative way, thus allowing everyone to get together and have the same experience simultaneously. We wish to be able to serve our international community with an even more creative and unique experience which will help to include even more people.
Cumulus Roma 2020 is not stopping: now it turns into Cumulus Rome 2021!
Please check the FAQ page for details.
Aligned with the vision of Cumulus Association and its commitment for sharing design knowledge and practices in a global and multidisciplinary perspective, Sapienza University of Rome will host the Annual Cumulus conference with the aim to house and to foster the international debate on the current cultural, social, and economic challenges in design.
In particular, the conference is calling designers, academics and experts to tackle the relationship between Design and Culture, with the purpose of valorizing interdisciplinarity and diversity in Cumulus community.
The working title of the Conference is “Design Culture(s)” and it is aimed to map the most advanced research and education in design, by reflecting on the idea of design as a form of culture, while drawing its field and opening to new directions.
Design Culture(s) is investigating not simply on the concept of culture as a monolithic expression of a specific knowledge that reflects on itself, but as the product of an investigation that is open to many different “Cultures” which are emerging and revolving around it in society, in the places and in history.
We live in an increasingly complex society, which is crossed by new social, cultural and economic challenges and at the same time it is more global and multicultural than ever, more and more enriched by new languages and the flows of people.
As a consequence, design is evolving as a wide-open field with many new applications and cultural meanings.
Design as expression of Culture(s) is taking into consideration the cultures we are inheriting from the past and which should be granted for the benefit of future generations, so intertwining past and future, tangible and intangible, innovation and tradition.
This is the time when it is urgent to multiply the opportunities for knowledge sharing and dissemination, in order to tackle the cultural, societal, economical, technological and industrial shifts of the future, through design education and research.
Launch of the Call For Paper
Deadline for Paper Abstract
Launch of the Call for Poster and Exhibition
Notification of acceptance of Paper Abstract
Deadline for Full Paper, Poster and Exhibition
Notification of acceptance of Full Paper, Poster and Exhibition
Deadline for Camera-ready Paper Submission
Early Bird Registration
Design Culture(s) Conference