Facilitate knowledge exchange, collaboration, innovation and invention. Prompt debate, dialogue and discussions that lead to the development of new ideas and directions of research.
Support the development and growth of design research in a collegiate manner. Foster the emergence of new ecosystems of design research theory and practice. Enable international collaborations.
Nurture new talent both within design research and across disciplines, acting as a critical friend to help expand the possibilities of self and community and to enable the flourishing of design researchers.
Energise scholars, professionals and friends in a European location, every two years. Provide a sense of belonging within an international design research community. Cross-pollinate existing ideas with new ones leading to new networks of excellence.