Art and Design Conference July 11, 2014 Call for Papers

full name / name of organization: 
School of Art and Design, Chinhoyi University of Technology
contact email: 

Running under the theme "Art, Design and the 21st Century Academy," the conference will examine ways of creating rigorous scholarship in fine art, creative art and clothing and fashion design and present a platform for scholars to share their research in these areas. The conference will focus on how fine art skills can be honed and applied to industry and society, developing ways of studying art and design and examining the role technology can or does play in art making. It will investigate the way globalization, technology, economics, culture, politics, and trans/intercultural transactions and borrowings have impacted on the art and design scenes. The conference will include issues that try to define and locate technology within art and design by exploring the dynamics of the global versus the local, tradition versus innovation, culture versus creativity and politics versus commerce.

Paper Presentations

Sub-themes for paper presentations will include, but will not be limited to:
• Technology in art-practice and study
• Art and design as historiography
• Cultural interchange
• Art preservation and documentation
• Art as conceptual framework
• Art and design entrepreneurship
• Creative economies
• Art as visual communication
• Art science
• Clothing and textiles science
• Textiles engineering
• Clothing and fashion merchandising, marketing and retailing
• Technology as spectacle in the performing arts
• Genealogies and influences
• Impact of new media and technology
• Art and design research and education
Researchers and scholars, practitioners, commentators and industry professionals interested in presenting papers at the Art and Design Conference are invited to submit abstracts/proposals of 250-300 words (including a biography), by 15 April, 2014 to the conference convener via email ( Selected papers from the conference will be published in book form.

The conference will incorporate the School of Art and Design Stakeholders Conference where participants from a broad view of society will explore the role of the School in the 21st Century by examining the School's new vision, strategic objectives and priority areas, and reviewing current and new degree programmes regulations to ensure that the School has relevance in industry and the society. The Stakeholders Conference, therefore, seeks to bring together stakeholders in order to discuss and formulate strategies to make the School responsive to industry's needs, map ways in which the School can produce scholarship and research in art and design as well as to review current and new degree programmes.

For further details please call School of Art and Design on +263 67 24082 or +263 67 21843.

Send abstracts or proposals to Dr. Wonderful Bere on email