Conference wants to bridge the gap between thinking and doing

Design School Kolding hosts international design conference on how to achieve impact

The REDO conference will be held 30 May – 2 June under the auspices of the Cumulus Association. The conference focuses on launching initiatives that will allow design to have influence and impact on political decision-making processes in favour of sustainable change. One of the keynote speakers will be the European Commissioner for Competetion Margrethe Vestager. She has accepted an invitation to come and speak about design and innovation as the real levers for prosperity rather than tax evasion and anti-competitive practices.

Bridging the gap between thinking and doing
The conference focuses on research level and breadth of research and bridging the gap between design thinking and design practice. Papers will undergo double blind peer review, which means that they will be reviewed by peers using a process where the reviewer as we well as the researcher remains anonymous. For the first time in the history of Cumulus, the conference will include a PhD track allowing PhD students to present and discuss their work. Last but not least, the conference will focus on a practice-oriented approach to design and translating thinking into doing. Participants will also have the opportunity to create their own personal “roadmap”, an action plan of sorts for how to continue their work of gaining more influence through design.

What is Cumulus?
Cumulus Association is the only global association to serve art and design education and research. It is a forum for partnership and transfer of knowledge and best practices. Cumulus consists currently of approx 230 members from around 50 countries. The Kolding conference expects the participation of more than 300 researchers and designers.