Designing the World - challenges of today and tomorrow in parctice and education
Call for Book Chapter Proposals in a multi authored international book.
Title of book: Designing the world ¨C the challenges of today and tomorrow in practice and education. Libri Publishing, London. ISBN 978-1-907471-65-0
The book will examine the design world internationally from the perspective of approximately 12-15 design schools from different countries. Each chapter is concerned with the social, economic or cultural challenges / background of the country or region in question and how design and design education reflects / responds to those issues.
The editor particularly seeks contributions from the following regions / countries:
Asia, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Scandinavia, Brazil, China and Russia
Expected publication date: late 2013.
Approx word count of each chapter: 6,000-10,000
Authors are requested to send a 500 word abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1st April 2012.
The deadline for submission of final chapters will be late winter 2012
The book is concerned with the challenges / issues facing designers in different parts of the world. These challenges may be social, economic, cultural, technological or something other. The book intends to examine how the design industries and design education is responding to these challenges / issues in the region in question.
Your chapter could cover a variety of disciplines but it would be preferable if there was a focus on the built environment; architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, interior design, planning etc
Guideline for abstract:
¡ñ Set out the geographical scope of your interest clearly ¨C regional, national or international.
¡ñ Identify whether your principle focus will be education or practice. If you choose to focus on one area (practice or education) please remember that it will still be necessary to at least outline in general terms how your theme is related to the other field.
¡ñ Be as clear as possible with regard to the specific subject of your essay. This may be a cultural, economic, technical or social etc. Case studies of specific projects are also acceptable.
¡ñ Whatever the specific issue you deal with, it is necessary to place the arguments in a broader context natioanl / regional and make reference to the possible applicabilty elsewhere.
¡ñ The title of the book suggests an interest in Today and Tomorrow. Although not a pre-requisite, an indication of what factors led to the situation you are dealing with would be useful.
For further information / clarification contact: email@example.com
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