We are eagerly anticipating inviting you to submit papers and attend EAD Safe Harbours 2021.

This year there are 6 tracks to choose from, all themed around the need for safe spaces not only to weather storms but to replenish, refresh and plan for our next adventure; to enable us to strike out with renewed confidence over the horizon into the unknown.

SAFE HARBOUR TRACKS

SAFE HARBOURS FOR COPING WITH CRISIS SITUATIONS

Whether for climate refugees, homeless people or victims of natural disasters, emergency situations are multiplying, leaving communities helpless to cope. How can design respond effectively to the challenges emergency situations precipitate? How can it help anticipate risks in order to better manage crises? Focusing on vulnerable people this track seeks to outline a new design for emergencies. More Info >

Safe Harbours for Experimenting with Humans and Numbers

Human-machine collaborations are a reality. Much of what we build entails the co-existence of human and non-human agents and implies (ab)using data as a new design material. This track calls for a collective exploration about the desirable future we might build making virtuous use of data and engaging with diverse forms of artificial intelligence. More Info >

SAFE HARBOURS FOR REFLECTION AND REORGANISATION

The ongoing epochal challenges, such as climate change and socio-economic, are impacting organisations and bringing profound transformation across many sectors. This track aims to explore the emerging role design can play towards building strategic resilience in an era of uncertainty. Probing into the future and asking, how can design strategically spur organisations to proactively plan for their long-term survival? More Info >

SAFE HARBOURS FOR WORKING SAFELY TOGETHER

This track is an invitation to explore collaborative practices that foster the participation of those excluded. We want to discuss design research initiatives that contribute to creating conditions for collaboration in communities united by practice, geography or needs. More Info >

SAFE HARBOURS FOR RETHINKING DESIGN EDUCATION

The last year has been a global shock to the system, the move from face-to-face to contactless communication and indeed living. Educators around the world unexpectedly prepared themselves to teach at a distance and many had to scramble to implement effective teaching approaches in these unprecedented circumstances. There is an opportunity here, a chance to rethink the traditional studio system for design education. The aim of this track is to explore how educators have been inspired to undertake research that rethinks the past and starts to develop a new form of design education. More Info >

SAFE HARBOURS FOR CULTIVATING SUSTAINABILITY

Many of the contemporary crises we face are rooted in the unsustainable way that modern society is structured. The goal of this track is to collectively explore how might we create an alternative model of interacting with the natural and social spheres to foster the flourishing of an empathic, graceful, and ecological world by design. More Info >