EKSIG 2013 Knowing Inside Out
On 4th and 5th July 2013, Loughborough University’s Design School welcomed 65 delegates from 12 countries to the International Conference 2013 of the DRS Special Interest Group on Experiential Knowledge (EKSIG 2013). Delegates from diverse disciplines travelled from around the world to this small university town in the British Midlands to present their current research and to discuss issues related to the theme of the conference “Knowing Inside Out – Experiential Knowledge, Expertise and Connoisseurship”.
From a great international response with high-standard submissions, the organisers were delighted to include in the conference programme interdisciplinary presentations that stemmed from a variety of disciplines and discipline areas including fine art, applied art/craft, architecture, performance and drama, film, product/industrial design, graphic & communication design, knowledge management, education, philosophy and social sciences. Although from various disciplines, all speakers are experts in their fields who “know inside out” and have the same focus on the conference theme of experiential knowledge, expertise and connoisseurship.
The conference over the two days consisted of three keynote speeches and 26 paper presentations that were run as two parallel sessions in eight thematic strands.
Click here to read the full review by Dr Nithikul Nimkulrat, Lecturer in Textiles at Loughborough University’s School of the Arts. She is the Convener of the DRS Special Interest Group on Experiential Knowledge and organiser of EKSIG 2013. Conference Proceedings can be found on the conference website click here