Design History Society Annual Conference 2022



Design & Transience - Hybrid Conference

Shaped by post-Cold War dynamics, we are now surrounded with a global situation of indeterminacy and volatility that reflects on the transience of populations, natural resources, information, heritage and settlements This is further reinforced by the inescapable repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has radically transformed our daily lives and led to a painstaking realization of our own ephemerality as well as of everything we took for granted. The present moment forces us to rethink whether transience has to occupy a place as important as permanence does for the history of design. The conference intends to open up a space for discussions regarding the ways design and design history would deal/has dealt with transience and the lessons to be learnt from design’s encounter with transience.


25 April 2022

Extended Deadline for Submission of Abstracts

23 May 2022

Updated Announcement of Abstract Evaluation

Until 4 July 2022

Early bird registration



İzmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH) is a Turkish state university established in 1992 to offer higher education and carry out research in the fields of science and technology. IZTECH is currently the only Institute of Technology and one of the best research universities of Turkey. The campus is located at the seaside town of Urla, which is emerging as a new cultural attraction point in the city.

İzmir Institute of Technology
Gülbahçe Kampüsü 35430 Urla İzmir Türkiye

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