Aug 12, 2019

EKSIG 2019

23-24 September, 2019

Call for participation for the International Conference 2019 of the DRS Special Interest Group on Experiential Knowledge (EKSIG 2019).

Early Bird Registration by 22 August 2019
Date: Monday and Tuesday, 23 - 24 September 2019
Venue: Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonia
EKSIG 2019 aims to examine collaboration within research and commercial teams that comprise creative professionals/researchers (such as designers, artists, architects, etc.) and members with other diverse disciplinary expertise. This is to understand how individual experiential knowledge, or knowledge gained by practice, is shared, how collective experiential knowledge is accumulated and communicated in and through collaboration, and how it is embodied in the outputs and may be traced back to the origin of the practice. The conference also aims to illuminate ‘making’ as the action of change in which matter and materials are transformed through collaboration, interaction or negotiation between the collaborative team and their material and non-material environments.
Prof. Ron Wakkary, Everyday Design Studio, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada.
Juhani Pallasmaa, author of The Embodied Image (2011) and The Thinking Hand (2009)
Check the website for further details on their work:
Deadline for Early Bird is 22 August 2017.
Reduced fees will be allowed to students and DRS members.
EKSIG 2019 will be held in the new campus of Estonian Academy of Arts (Tallinn, Estonian)
More about the venue:
Preliminary programmes can be found from
Detailed programme will be updated soon.
EKSIG is part of a programme of Special Interest Groups set up by the Design Research Society (DRS) in 2007 to facilitate international exchange and advance in relevant areas of design. EKSIG is concerned with the understanding and management of experiential knowledge in research and professional practice in design in order to clarify fundamental principles and practices, with regard to both research degree regulations/requirements and research methodology. Please see for more information about the Special Interest Group and previous conferences.
Looking forward to seeing you at EKSIG 2019!
Best wishes,
EKSIG 2019 Team
Kristi Kuusk, Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonia
Nithikul Nimkulrat, OCAD University, Canada
Julia Valle Noronha, Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonia / Aalto University, Finland
Camilla Groth, University of Southeast Norway / Aalto University, Finland
Oscar Tomico, ELISAVA | Barcelona School of Design and Engineering, Spain
Kristina Niedderer, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK