Fun fact about the Learn X Design 2019 logo see more
Learn X Design 2019 Logo
The DRS Learn X Design 2019 conference started today in Ankara, Turkey. Here's a fun fact in honour of this big day.
Have you noticed the conference logo? It's the red and green 'X' (see image on left). The design is particularly meaningful and was inspired by colourful geometric figures in Turkish carpets and kilims. The 'X' also represents the in-betweenness of Turkey, crossing continents and bringing together diverse cultures.
Activities for delegates during Learn X Design 2019 see more
All Work and No Play at Learn X Design 2019?
Learn X Design 2019 kicks off on July 9th at the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara. METU has lots of celebrate—it’s the 50th anniversary of their first ID course and the 40th anniversary of their separate ID program. In honour of Learn X Design and these milestones, conference chairs Naz A.G.Z. Börekçi, Fatma Korkut and Dalsu Özgen Koçyıldırım have planned some fun activities for participants.
There's a welcome reception on July 9th in the METU Faculty of Architecture garden. This will be followed by the PhD Pit-Stop party at Hayal Kahvesi in downtown Ankara (pictured above). The following day, there's an optional traditional Turkish dinner at the Kınacızade Restaurant and a Turkish bath experience at the Şengül hammam. The conference dinner will be on July 11th at Wyndham Ankara, and delegates will have the chance to try out their belly dancing skills!
More information about Learn X Design social events is available here.
The fifth biannual DRS Learn X Design conference takes place next week at METU see more
Plans for the Learn X Design Conference 2019
Excitement is building for the fifth biannual DRS Learn X Design conference, which takes place next week at the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Turkey. Learn X Design conferences focus on research in design education and are organised by the DRS Special Interest Group in Design Pedagogy (PedSIG) and the host institution. The theme this year is insider knowledge, which refers to knowledge and experience that build into collective practices.
We’re thrilled to announce three keynote presenters, Gabriela Goldschmidt, Zeynep Çelik Alexander and Halime Demirkan. They’ll address topics like disciplinary knowledge, Bauhaus traditions and learning styles. In addition to the keynotes, there will be a PhD Pit-Stop event, workshops and three days of paper presentations. Check out the conference program here: http://drslxd19.id.metu.edu.tr/programme/
The conference has broad participation—attendees are expected from 65 institutions and 27 countries around the world! Learn X Design conferences also have good gender balance. We’re avoiding the dreaded ‘manels’!
Michael Tovey posted an articleDRS Design Education Research Conference set for 2019 in Ankara see more
DRS LearnXdesign 2019
5th International Conference for Design Education Researchers
Will be held:
9-12 July 2019
Middle East Technical University
Theme: Insider Knowledge
More details to follow.