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The next edition of RTD will take place in 2022

The next edition of the Research Through Design (RTD) Conference will take place in 2022. The Steering Committee members currently plan for Calls for Participation for to be put out early in 2021. The careful decision to postpone the conference was made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Details of the hosts and organising team…

RTD 2021 Call for Expressions of Interest

The RTD Steering Committee is seeking proposals for hosting and chairing RTD 2021. Co-chairs will need to have attended RTD before and be very familiar with the conference aims and format. We are looking for proposals with a coherent research theme and a viable location (suitable for a conference of up to 150 attendees and…

Method & Critique: RTD 2019

The fourth edition of the RTD Conference series, RTD 2019 (link to conference website), was held at the Science Centre, Delft, on 19th to 22nd March 2019, chaired by Elisa Giaccardi and Pieter Jan Stappers, and bringing together an organising team from three universities in the Netherlands, TU Delft, TU Eindhoven, University of Twente, along…

RTD 2019 Conference: Design United

We are pleased to announce that the fourth edition of the RTD Conference series, RTD 2019 (link to conference website), will be held at the Science Centre, Delft, on 19th to 22nd March 2019. The RTD 2019 General Chairs are Elisa Giaccardi and Pieter Jan Stappers, and the organising team brings together a wealth of…

Special Issue of Design Issues

A Special Issue of Design Issues (MIT Press) has been published this month (July 2017, Vo. 33, No. 3), entitled: Research Through Design: Twenty-First Century Makers and Materialities http://www.mitpressjournals.org/toc/desi/33/3. This collection brings together reflective commentaries about conducting and disseminating practice-based design research. Articles in this special issue focus on work that was exhibited and discussed…

RTD 2017

The third edition of the conference was chaired by Chris Speed and Ian Lambert and was held at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, UK, 22-24 March 2017. The museum context provided an exciting venue for exploring new and emerging disciplines of making, and a unique opportunity for RTD conference exhibits to be juxtaposed…

Special Issue of Design Issues: Call for Submissions

The aim for this Special Issue (SI) of Design Issues is to bring together contemporary perspectives on ‘research through design’ as borne out through practice-based forms of inquiry. This collection will be produced in association with the Research Through Design (RTD) 2015 conference held in Cambridge 25th – 27th March 2015. By bringing together a…

RTD 2017 Website

The RTD 2017 call for submissions has just been announced! The deadline for the first stage of abstract submissions is the 23rd June 2016. The RTD 2017 website will be updated regularly over the next 18 months. Check it out for latest information about submissions and attendance.…

RTD 2017 @ National Museum of Scotland

We are very excited to announce that RTD 2017 will be hosted at the prestigious National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. This promises to be an exciting venue for exploring new and emerging making disciplines, in a sustainably minded and socially aware community of practice. RTD 2017 offers a unique opportunity for conference exhibits to be…

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