New Journal Explores Design and Culture

0 Posted by - September 27, 2007 - Blog

CALL FOR PAPERS: Design and Culture is a new interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal published by Berg. Edited by Elizabeth Guffey (State University of New York, Purchase, United States) and associate editors Guy Julier (Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, England), Pekka Korvenmaa, (University of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland), and Matt Soar (Concordia University, Montreal, Canada), it is the official journal of the Design Studies Forum. Design and Culture will publish three issues annually beginning in the spring of 2009.

Design and Culture explores the dynamic, contingent relationships between design and its many cultural contexts. Encompassing the numerous professional, quasi-professional, and amateur fields of design, the journal identifies and explores cultures of design and designs of culture, investigating the tensions often encountered between critical, analytical, and intellectual activity and traditional studio-based endeavors. The journal aims to broaden the discourse of design by examining its relation to other academic disciplines, including anthropology, cultural studies, economics, geography, marketing, management, material culture, politics, and visual culture. It also seeks congruence between traditional divisions within design practice, such as graphic, product, industrial, and environmental design. In so doing, the journal's editorial board proposes to strengthen, clarify, and promote the study of design cultures, including history, criticism, and design practice, in the contemporary academy.

Design and Culture invites interpretive critiques, review essays, interviews, book reviews, case studies, and field reports that address designed objects, systems, and practices and their contexts, texts, and reception.


Guidelines for contributors and instructions for submitting manuscripts are available at Design and Culture’s website, Books for review and suggestions for books to review may be sent to:

Prof. Carma Gorman
Lead Book Review Editor
Design and Culture
School of Art and Design
Allyn Building 113, mail code 4301
1100 S. Normal Ave.
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Carbondale, IL 62901-4301

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