ECADE2022 Overview


Join us in Porto for ECADE2022!

July 07–10, 2022 | University of Porto, Portugal

European-Conference-on-Arts-Design-and-EducationWelcome to The European Conference on Arts, Design & Education (ECADE2022), which IAFOR is hosting in the historic city of Porto, Portugal, and in partnership with the University of Porto, the ID+/Research Institute for Design, Media and Culture, and the IAFOR Research Centre at OSIPP, Osaka University, Japan.

Strategically nestled on a beautiful stretch of the Iberian peninsula, and with over 2,000 years of history, Porto enjoys spectacular architecture, from the ancient to the modern, and the entire historic centre of the city, with its spectacular waterfront, is listed as a World Heritage Site. It is a renowned centre for great cuisine, and its world famous Port wine. This cultural, architectural and gastronomic centre will be an excellent venue for our conference.


Art | Design | Education

ECADE2022 will explore and share how art, design and education together can have an impact, make a societal difference, and contribute to the economy and how we think, live, work, and learn. As we emerge from the pandemic, and face climate emergency, this is a unique opportunity to review our values, and thus renew our sense of citizenship, and what constitutes the ‘common good’ both locally and globally.

Our conference will look at how design shapes and mediates ideas, how the visual arts challenge and question our perceptions, and how education seeks ways to develop our shared understanding and our skills, to listen, and to find different ways to speak and to act together.

In focusing on the difference we make and hope to make, we welcome contributions from designers, artists and educators, but importantly also from the voices of others, from partners and collaborators, from those who are users, beneficiaries and audiences whether from other disciplinary communities, (computer science, sociology, anthropology, engineering, economics or geography) or from beyond academia, from entrepreneurs, policy makers, medical or health specialists, local businesses or community groups. The conference recognises that such cross-sector participation can help us understand not only how we produce and disseminate, but perhaps more critically in building a dialogue, how we are received and perceived.

We look forward to seeing you in Porto in 2022!

– The Organising Committee

Heitor Alvelos | University of Porto, Portugal
Anne Boddington | Kingston University, United Kingdom
Susana Barreto | University of Porto, Portugal
Joseph Haldane | The International Academic Forum, Japan
Donald E. Hall | University of Rochester, United States
Cláudia Raquel Lima | ID+ / Unexpected Media Lab, University of Porto & Lusófona University, Portugal
Michael Menchaca | University of Hawai’i at Manoa, United States
Eliana Penedos-Santiago | ID+ / Unexpected Media Lab, University of Porto & Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal


IAFOR Journal of Education (Scopus Indexed Journal)

This conference is associated with the Scopus and DOAJ listed IAFOR Journal of Education.

Key Information
  • Venue & Location: University of Porto, Portugal
  • Dates: Thursday, July 07, 2022 ​to Sunday, July 10, 2022
  • Early Bird Abstract Submission Deadline: February 18, 2022*
  • Final Abstract Submission Deadline: April 22, 2022
  • Registration Deadline for Presenters: May 27, 2022

*Submit early to take advantage of the discounted registration rates. Learn more about our registration options.

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Speakers

  • Heitor Alvelos
    Heitor Alvelos
    University of Porto, Portugal
  • Anne Boddington
    Anne Boddington
    Kingston University, United Kingdom
  • Clara Gonçalves
    Clara Gonçalves
    Inductiva Research Labs, Portugal
  • Joseph Haldane
    Joseph Haldane
    The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan
  • Manuel Heitor
    Manuel Heitor
    Center for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research, IN+/IST – University of Lisbon; former Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education, Government of Portugal
  • Lynn-Sayers McHattie
    Lynn-Sayers McHattie
    Glasgow School of Art, Scotland
  • Michael Menchaca
    Michael Menchaca
    University of Hawai’i at Manoa, United States
  • Susana de Noronha
    Susana de Noronha
    Centre for Social Studies – University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Mirian Nogueira Tavares
    Mirian Nogueira Tavares
    University of Algarve, Portugal
  • Jon Wozencroft
    Jon Wozencroft
    Touch, United Kingdom

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Programme

  • Viability and Sustainability of Creative Practices, Crafts and Traditional Industry Sectors
    Viability and Sustainability of Creative Practices, Crafts and Traditional Industry Sectors
    Keynote Presentation: Lynn-Sayers McHattie
  • The Attention Economy
    The Attention Economy
    Keynote Presentation: Jon Wozencroft
  • Experiential Knowledge + Science + Art = Creative Ethnographic Drawing
    Experiential Knowledge + Science + Art = Creative Ethnographic Drawing
    Keynote Presentation: Susana de Noronha
  • Beyond a Dialogue between the Sciences and the Arts in Times of Uncertainty
    Beyond a Dialogue between the Sciences and the Arts in Times of Uncertainty
    Keynote Presentation: Manuel Heitor
  • Design and Technology in Online Spaces: Health, Work, Education and the Future
    Design and Technology in Online Spaces: Health, Work, Education and the Future
    Keynote Presentation: Michael Menchaca
  • Against the Method: Recovering the Senses in the Age of Hyperformatting
    Against the Method: Recovering the Senses in the Age of Hyperformatting
    Keynote Presentation: Mirian Nogueira Tavares

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Organising Committee

The Organising Committee of The European Conference on Arts, Design & Education (ECADE) is composed of distinguished academics who are experts in their fields. Organising Committee members may also be members of IAFOR's International Academic Advisory Board. The Organising Committee is responsible for nominating and vetting Keynote and Featured Speakers; developing the conference programme, including special workshops, panels, targeted sessions, and so forth; event outreach and promotion; recommending and attracting future Organising Committee members; working with IAFOR to select PhD students and early career academics for IAFOR-funded grants and scholarships; and overseeing the reviewing of abstracts submitted to the conference.

  • Heitor Alvelos
    Heitor Alvelos
    University of Porto, Portugal
  • Susana Barreto
    Susana Barreto
    University of Porto, Portugal
  • Anne Boddington
    Anne Boddington
    Kingston University, United Kingdom
  • Joseph Haldane
    Joseph Haldane
    The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan
  • Donald E. Hall
    Donald E. Hall
    University of Rochester, USA
  • Cláudia Raquel Lima
    Cláudia Raquel Lima
    ID+ / Unexpected Media Lab, University of Porto & Lusófona University, Portugal
  • Michael Menchaca
    Michael Menchaca
    University of Hawai’i at Manoa, United States
  • Eliana Penedos-Santiago
    Eliana Penedos-Santiago
    ID+ / Unexpected Media Lab, University of Porto & Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal

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Conference Communication Team

  • Aurora dos Campos
    Aurora dos Campos
    University of Porto, Portugal
  • Ana Almeida Pinto
    Ana Almeida Pinto
    University of Porto, Portugal
  • Gustavo Romeiro
    Gustavo Romeiro
    University of Porto, Portugal

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Heitor Alvelos
University of Porto, Portugal

Biography

Heitor Alvelos is Associate Professor at the University of Porto, where he directs the PhD Program on Design and the Unexpected Media Lab at the ID+ Research Center for Design, Media & Culture. He is currently Chairman of the Scientific Board for Humanities & Social Sciences at the Foundation for Science & Technology, Executive Board Member of the European Academy of Design, and a Member of Academia Europaea. Heitor has spoken as a conference keynote and professor at academic and business institutions around the world, and has also provided consultancy for the Portuguese Ministry of Science, the UK Arts & Humanities Research Council, and the EU Commission's New European Bauhaus (on behalf of Portugal).

Heitor curated the FuturePlaces Media Lab for Citizenship from 2008 to 2017 (with the University of Texas at Austin), and has recently completed the coordination of the FCT/H2020 project "Anti-Amnesia: Design Research as an Agent for Narrative and Material Regeneration and Reinvention of Vanishing Portuguese Manufacturing CVultures and Techniques".

As a designer/media artist, Heitor has worked with Touch (UK), Tuxedomoon (BE/USA), Radio Manobras (PT), KREV (SE), Ash international (UK), The Tapeworm (DE/UK), Visible (ES), 333 (DE/PT) and Stopestra (PT), among others.

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Anne Boddington
Kingston University, United Kingdom

Biography

Anne Boddington is Professor of Design Innovation, Pro Vice Chancellor for Research, Business and Innovation at Kingston University in the UK and recently appointed as the Sub Panel Chair for Art & Design: History, Practice & Theory for the UK’s Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021. Professor Boddington has extensive experience of the leadership, management and evaluation of art and design education and art and design research in higher education across the UK and internationally. She is an experienced chair and has held trustee and governance roles across the creative and cultural sector including as trustee of the Design Council, an independent Governor, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), an affiliate member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), a member of the executive of the Council for Higher Education in Art & Design (CHEAD) and a member of the advisory board of the Arts & Humanities Research Council. She has an international reputation in creative education and research and has been a partner, a collaborator, a reviewer and evaluator for a wide range of international projects and reviews across Differemt nations in Europe, the Middle East, Southern and East Asia and North America.

Clara Gonçalves
Inductiva Research Labs, Portugal

Biography

Clara Gonçalves is a believer in innovation and technology, with great expertise in global knowledge networks, involving academic communities, companies and startups.

Clara Gonçalves has a degree in Agricultural Engineering from the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, with a specialisation in Innovation, Knowledge and Entrepreneurship from the Department of Economics, Management and Industrial Engineering of the University of Aveiro, and has started an Executive MBA at Erasmus University - Rotterdam School of Management, which has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

She is the co-founder of a Scientific Machine Learning startup, Inductiva Research Labs, in which she holds the position of Head of Strategy and Partnerships. In recent years, Clara has worked as Finance and Foresight Group Leader at the Fraunhofer Institute in Portugal, the Head of Innovation and Technology Transfer at the Health Innovation Center of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Minho, and the Executive Director of UPTEC – Science and Technology Park at the University of Porto, implementing an effective model of knowledge and technology transfer between academia and companies, supporting more than 500 technology-based start-ups and spin-offs and attracting around 30 Innovation Centers from national and international companies to the ecosystem of the University of Porto.

Clara is also a member of the Steering Committee and organiser of the “Future of Computing” Summer School, Vice President of ENSICO – Association for the Teaching of Computing and a member of the Advisory Board of Firefly Innovations, a Public Health Entrepreneurship Platform managed by the City University in New York and the IE Business School in Madrid.

She is also a member and alumnus of the US Department of State, being part of an international cohort of future leaders in the diplomacy program - International Visitor Leadership Program.

In 2018 Clara was awarded the “2018 Champion of the Year” by the Business and Innovation Network (BIN), a knowledge network between the University of Porto, the University of São Paulo and the University of Sheffield.

Joseph Haldane
The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan

Biography

Joseph Haldane is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of IAFOR. He is responsible for devising strategy, setting policies, forging institutional partnerships, implementing projects, and overseeing the organisation’s business and academic operations, including research, publications and events.

Dr Haldane holds a PhD from the University of London in 19th-century French Studies, and has had full-time faculty positions at the University of Paris XII Paris-Est Créteil (France), Sciences Po Paris (France), and Nagoya University of Commerce and Business (Japan), as well as visiting positions at the French Press Institute in the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas (France), The School of Journalism at Sciences Po Paris (France), and the School of Journalism at Moscow State University (Russia).

Dr Haldane’s research and teaching is on history, politics, international affairs and international education, as well as governance and decision making. Since 2015 he has been a Guest Professor at The Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) at Osaka University, where he teaches on the postgraduate Global Governance Course, and is Co-Director of the OSIPP-IAFOR Research Centre, an interdisciplinary think tank situated within Osaka University.

A Member of the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network for Global Governance, Dr Haldane is also a Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Philology at the University of Belgrade (Serbia), a Visiting Professor at the School of Business at Doshisha University (Japan), where he teaches Ethics and Governance on the MBA programme, and a Member of the International Advisory Council of the Department of Educational Foundations at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s College of Education (USA), collaborating on the development of the Global PhD programme.

Dr Haldane has given invited lectures and presentations to universities and conferences around the world, including at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, and advised universities, NGOs and governments on issues relating to international education policy, public-private partnerships, and multi-stakeholder forums. He was the project lead on the 2019 Kansai Resilience Forum, held by the Japanese Government through the Prime Minister’s Office and the Cabinet Office in collaboration with IAFOR.

From 2012 to 2014, Dr Haldane served as Treasurer of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (Chubu Region) and he is currently a Trustee of the HOPE International Development Agency (Japan). He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society in 2012, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2015.

Manuel Heitor
Center for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research, IN+/IST – University of Lisbon; former Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education, Government of Portugal

Biography

Manuel Heitor was born in September 1958.

He is a Full Professor at the Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, at the Center for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research, IN+/IST, and holds a PhD from Imperial College London in Mechanical Engineering (Experimental Combustion, 1985).

He did postdoctoral studies at the University of California, San Diego, 1986, and later pursued an academic career at the Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, where he started his research activity in the area of energy and environment, with emphasis on Fluid Mechanics and Experimental Combustion.

He served as Deputy President of the Instituto Superior Técnico between 1993 and 1998, and since the early 1990s has been devoted to the study of science, technology and innovation policies, including higher education policies and management. In 1998 he founded the Center for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research, IN+, of IST, which was named in 2005 as one of the Top 50 global centres of research on Management of Technology, by the International Association for the Management of Technology, IAMOT.

He has coordinated, among others, IST's PhD programmes in Engineering and Public Policy and in Engineering Design and Advanced Manufacturing Systems. He was Research Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin, at the IC2 Institute, Innovation, Creativity and Capital, and during the academic year 2011/12 he was Visiting Professor at Harvard University, both in the United States of America.

He was Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education in the Government of Portugal from 2015-2022 and Secretary of State for Science, Technology and Higher Education between March 2005 and June 2011. He served for more than 12 years in the Government of Portugal.

Keynote Presentation (2022) | Beyond a Dialogue between the Sciences and the Arts in Times of Uncertainty
Lynn-Sayers McHattie
Glasgow School of Art, Scotland

Biography

Lynn is Professor of Design Innovation at the Glasgow School of Art and Programme Director - Research in the Innovation School. Lynn holds an AHRC funded PhD in Design from the Glasgow School of Art (2012). She is a designer with over 30 years’ experience, has held Design Director roles in the creative industries, and as a consultant has directed assignments internationally in fashion and textiles. Lynn’s place-based research interests are located within geographically distributed, and indigenous, island communities. Her cross-cultural research explores craft and textile practices as ‘cultural assets’, which connect to the landscape and culture of communities, and the role design-led innovation can play in the transformation of craft economies and socio-cultural renewal. She works extensively in the Highlands & Islands of Scotland and Southeast Asia. Lynn has considerable experience of directing UKRI funded bids, she was Principal Investigator (PI) on AHRC funded Design Innovation & Land-Assets – part of the UKRI Strategic Priorities programme on Landscape Decisions – and is currently PI for Design Innovation & Cultural Resonances an AHRC funded Knowledge Exchange programme on the theme of place. Lynn is Co-Director of the SGSAH Creative Economy Hub and sits on the Editorial Board of CoDesign Journal.

Keynote Presentation (2022) | Viability and Sustainability of Creative Practices, Crafts and Traditional Industry Sectors
Michael Menchaca
University of Hawai’i at Manoa, United States

Biography

Michael Menchaca is Chair of the Department of Learning Design and Technology at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. He specialises in distance education, and has designed, implemented, and coordinated online and hybrid programs for over 20 years. He serves as editor for the IAFOR Journal of Education: Technology in Education Edition. He was an IT specialist for many years in the public and private sector. He teaches and conducts research in the areas of online learning, technology integration, and social justice with technology.

Keynote Presentation (2022) | Design and Technology in Online Spaces: Health, Work, Education and the Future
Susana de Noronha
Centre for Social Studies – University of Coimbra, Portugal

Biography

Susana de Noronha, Anthropologist and PhD in Sociology, is Researcher at the Centre for Social Studies (CES), University of Coimbra, Portugal, Secretary of CES General Assembly, and member of the Editorial Board of the CES/Almedina Book Series. Between 2020 and 01/2022, she was Co-coordinator of the Science, Economy and Society Research Group (NECES) at CES. She is also an Invited Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology, University of Minho, Portugal, and has been an Invited Professor in the Network of Post-Graduate Programs of the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO) since 2019. Currently, she is a team member of the International Project “Visibilizing Pain: Illness Visual Narratives and Storytelling Transmedia” (coordinated by the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya-UIC, Spain) and Ambassador for Portugal of the Association for the Study of Death and Society. She was distinguished by an international jury with the 2007 CES Award for Young Portuguese-speaking Social Scientists and winner of the 2003 Bernardino Machado Award for Anthropology by the University of Coimbra. Author of three research monographs: A Tinta, a Mariposa e a Metástase: a arte como experiência, conhecimento e acção sobre o cancro de mama (2009, Afrontamento) [Paint, Butterflies, and Metastases: art as experience, knowledge, and action on breast cancer]; Objetos Feitos de Cancro: mulheres, cultura material e doenças nas estórias da arte (2015, Almedina) [Objects Made of Cancer: material culture and illness on women’s art stories]; and Cancro Sobre Papel: Estórias de oito mulheres Portuguesas entre palavra falada, arte e ciência escrita (2019, Almedina) [Cancer on Paper: the stories of eight Portuguese women in words, art, and science]. As a writer and researcher, she is also a published lyricist and author of scientific illustrations, using photography, painting and creative ethnographic drawing.

Keynote Presentation (2022) | Experiential Knowledge + Science + Art = Creative Ethnographic Drawing
Mirian Nogueira Tavares
University of Algarve, Portugal

Biography

Mirian Nogueira Tavares is an associate professor at the University of Algarve, Portugal. With an academic background in Communication Sciences, Semiotics and Cultural Studies (she received a PhD in Communication and Contemporary Cultures from the Federal University of Bahia, Brazil), she has been developing her research work and theoretical production in the areas of film and artistic aesthetics. As a professor at the University of Algarve, she participated in the development of the Visual Arts degree program, the Communication, Culture and Arts Master’s and Doctorate programs, and the Digital Media-Art Doctorate program. She is currently coordinator of the CIAC (Center for Research in Arts and Communication) and Director of the PhD in Digital Media-Art.

Keynote Presentation (2022) | Against the Method: Recovering the Senses in the Age of Hyperformatting
Jon Wozencroft
Touch, United Kingdom

Biography

Jon Wozencroft started Touch in 1981/2. The intention was to extend the scope of a record label by combining music publishing with the level of curation afforded to fine art, producing a series of audiovisual productions, and the chance to collaborate with New Order, Wire, Joseph Beuys, Cabaret Voltaire, Chris Watson, Mika Vainio, and Fennesz amongst many others.

In the 80s and 90s, Wozencroft worked with Neville Brody on book and exhibition projects, leading to FUSE, one of the first magazines to critically engage with digital culture. In 2012, Taschen published a full documentation of the project, From Invention to Antimatter.

His photography and design work has appeared in publications including Fax Art, Merz to Émigré and Beyond, Shapeshifters, and Cover Art By. He was the publisher of Vagabond (magazine co–edited with Jon Savage, 1992), and the editor/designer of Joy Division's Heart and Soul box set in 1997. In 2005–2007, he co–curated the re-releases of Joy Division's back catalogue and participated in Grant Gee's documentary film on the group’s enduring impact.

Since 2007 he has been art director for Wire, whose 17th LP Mind Hive was released in 2020.

A book of his work, Touch & Fuse, was published in 1999 by the University of Porto, and in 2017, Touch Movements documented his photography and curation of Touch. Liquid Music, a collaboration with Christian Fennesz is one example of moving image work that has been showcased at the BFI, Tate Britain, Sonar, Transmediale, Avanti, and numerous other festivals.

He taught at the Royal College of Art from 1994–2019, specialising in the impact of sound and moving image on design practice. His research with Paul Devereux investigates the power of sound in prehistory with the focus on Preseli, Wales, source of the Stonehenge bluestones: www.landscape-perception.org

Keynote Presentation (2022) | The Attention Economy
Viability and Sustainability of Creative Practices, Crafts and Traditional Industry Sectors
Keynote Presentation: Lynn-Sayers McHattie

Contemporary practices of craft are increasingly associated with progressive agendas of gender emancipation, environmental sustainability and locally rooted ethical production and consumption. This presentation explores the ‘political economy of craft’ as an embodied and experiential practice, towards situating craft as a rich form of cultural wisdom. The research focuses on Fair Isle and Sanquhar knitting as a body of knowledges and practices - viewed as a form of material cultural assets - which can support the future sustainability of craft practitioners, in distributed geographical contexts. In so doing cultural assets yield an emotional and intellectual approach that literally unpicks the political economy of craft exposing its relations to production whilst at the same time binding the interdependencies between innovation and tradition that contribute to the cultural life of communities.

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The Attention Economy
Keynote Presentation: Jon Wozencroft

The attention economy was first theorised by political scientist Herbert A. Simon in 1971, sensing that the tendency towards information overload would create paralysis. “What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients”, he wrote. “Attention transactions" would replace financial transactions as the focus of our economic system, and especially in the worlds of politics, advertising and social media, so it came to be.

Intangible factors became paramount to the processes of promotion and distribution, namely immediacy, personalisation and free accessibility. "Attention economics" forms a potential consumer's attention as a resource – advertisers follow a model they called AIDA - Attention, Interest, Desire and Action. Attention is therefore the first stage in the process of converting non-believers and non-consumers. There is no time to digest, only to react, or not.

Progressively this directive takes over all aspects of communication, bringing us to the current conditions of widespread disinformation and its supposed remedy, the digital detox. If “ignorance is bliss”, in its latest guise, ignorance becomes essential for maintaining a certain level of mental health.

Disinformation fosters conspiracy theories, anxiety, incredulity, with the dangerous outcome that nobody believes anything anymore, or could that be the opposite?... Extremism emerges as the only way of attracting attention.

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Experiential Knowledge + Science + Art = Creative Ethnographic Drawing
Keynote Presentation: Susana de Noronha

Can a new format of illustrated social science, combining text and image, using visual and creative methodologies, facilitate and reinforce the outcomes and impact of our research in matters of health and illness? This presentation describes the outline and the heuristic possibilities of a novel qualitative methodology – creative ethnographic drawing – a hybrid approach I’ve been developing for the past five years. This transdisciplinary methodology evolved from a postdoctoral anthropological investigation focusing on the stories of Portuguese women with diverse cancer experiences, analysing how illness, resistance and death were experienced and conceptualised. With a view to a reinforced understanding of cancer, it underlines the experiential knowledge of those who live and feel it, patients, survivors, and bereaved relatives, bringing to the discussion whatever was regarded as relevant from their point of view. Combining firsthand experience and social science, enhanced by art, this methodology integrates embodied reasoning, speech, and drawing in the core of the investigation, using them as methodological resources and forms of knowledge, using my interlocutors’ words and stories to create a meaningful sequence of images.

With the potential to democratise science, producing a more accessible, readable and visible form of knowledge, creative visual methodologies can also broaden the way social studies understand reality and take action, diversifying what we can say, show, and do. Refusing their accessory or secondary participation in science, I use the ontological, heuristic, epistemological, and performative resources offered by artistic and visual practices, considering them as possible extensions of experience, that is, a part of the way illness can be felt, understood, and managed. Linking medical anthropology to the possibilities of a hybridization of ethnography, art, and visual methods, I emphasise what we can find in that combination. Methodologically, however, the drawings and paintings go beyond what is conventionally understood as scientific illustration. By adding metaphor and imagination to the creative process, with the use of specific shapes and colours, I was able to materialise ideas and facts that otherwise would not be translatable into conventional realistic illustration, aiming to broaden and facilitate the reader’s and viewer’s comprehension.

Resulting from informal conversations, the drawings are understood as collaborative and co-authored creations, bearing the names or pseudonyms of my interlocutors, seeking a balance between writing and speaking, reaffirming the undivided roles of the researcher and the interviewees in their conceptual formulation.

Image: Noronha, Susana (2016) These are my rings: me, my mother and my sister (Acrylic on paper)

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Beyond a Dialogue between the Sciences and the Arts in Times of Uncertainty
Keynote Presentation: Manuel Heitor

Understanding “Human Agency” and the Need to Guarantee Responsible, People-centred and Climate-aware Systems for our Common Good in a Decentralised and AI Driven Digital Age

This lecture relies on the hypothesis that current challenges associated with increasing uncertainties of modern western societies must lead us to safer, cleaner and more resilient forms of digital governance and forms of institutional innovation that must necessarily be centred on people but, above all, be oriented through our collective knowledge. Recent unexpected threats to our common safety and public goods, including public health, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, the increasing activity of individual digital terrorism or the Russian invasion of Ukraine, have shown that our societies are not as safe as we thought. In association with other recent political decisions and movements, such as Brexit among many other nationalistic movements and trends, we are facing unprecedented threats that should foster a clear call for action.

Evolving forms of technology governance, including the regulation of digital platforms and digital standards, should be oriented to promote “digital humanism” and guarantee a transdisciplinary approach to collective behaviours and the consideration of “human agency”. They should ensure that citizens, at large, have better knowledge of digital services and digital providers, together with improved user responsibility in an emerging decentralised digital age and AI-enabled innovations. Although most of the current debate is dominated by new technological advancements of products and services in the financial industry (i.e., Fintech), as well as related issues associated with blockchain in the context of cryptocurrencies, the acceleration of decentralisation and AI affects a quite diversified set of actors and sectors of activity and all of our daily life, from industry and critical infrastructures to the arts (e.g., NFTs, non-fungible tokens).

We focus this lecture on the need to guarantee our collective responsibility towards carbon neutrality, avoiding a climate disaster, as well as promoting our global safety. This requires new research on emerging forms of knowledge production and diffusion, together with the need to understand “collective behaviours” through new transdisciplinary approaches, moving beyond a dialogue between the sciences and the arts. Above all, these issues should contribute definitely to technology governance of decentralised digital networks and an increasingly massified use of AI.

A few case studies are provided, including sustainable land management for carbon neutrality, the preservation of coastal areas and the protection of space assets in the era of “New Space”.

Empowering users and citizens, at large, will promote the need to educate and train every single citizen, while ultimately avoiding dominant economic or political interests, as well as digital terrorism and related individual malfunctions. The rules of governance must boost research and innovation, foster growth and competitiveness and help smaller companies and start-ups to compete with very large players, in particular those who have the ability to copy their features, acquire them or block their business. New governance models must facilitate access and use of data by consumers, while providing incentives for them to invest in ways to generate value through data in association with “human agency”. It includes the combination of anonymized data from different sources to produce new and valuable insights and services. In addition, rules should evolve in a way to fight against “mendacity” and, in contrast, to foster "fact-checking". Also, to promote safeguard situations of illegal transfer of data without notification, for example by the “cloud” service provider without traceability, while promoting the development of interoperability standards so that data is reused across sectors.

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Design and Technology in Online Spaces: Health, Work, Education and the Future
Keynote Presentation: Michael Menchaca

Conventional wisdom and popular media typically focus on the more negative facets of the online world: isolation, poor infrastructure, challenges with student learning, and too many Zoom meetings. However, the reality is that online technology has provided an alternate outcome to an even more potentially disastrous reality. This was no accident. Programmers and designers have tinkered for years to create robust online spaces that support health, the workplace, and especially education. The calamitous times of the pandemic only emphasize the utility and necessity of these spaces. In this talk, I will highlight some of the important work supporting the design and implementation of online spaces, including in areas of health, work, and education. I will also briefly talk about what designers envision for the future.

For health, data indicate that distance technology likely saved lives and lowered exposure. I will review some of the important advances in telemedicine and remote learning that allowed for managing risk during the pandemic. In the workforce, beyond just managing exposure, telework has transformed how we work and many companies continue to provide permanent options. Most significantly, in education, exposure to remote teaching has led to purposeful, design-based learning that has transformed learning experiences in all areas: primary, secondary, post-secondary, training, and even informal.

However, each of these areas still faces significant challenges, including patient experiences, working abroad, tax implications, infrastructure, and even global collaboration. But rather than allow such challenges to inhibit progress, we can rely on purposeful design and both fiscal and human investment for success. I will outline some of the major challenges in each of the areas discussed and conclude with a focus on how purposeful design and futurist thinking can help build back better in a post-pandemic future. In short, I will show how we can embrace online spaces and not lament how we have been forced to rely on them.

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Against the Method: Recovering the Senses in the Age of Hyperformatting
Keynote Presentation: Mirian Nogueira Tavares

In 1975 the philosopher of science Paul Feyrebend wrote a work that, even today, provokes reactions: Against the Method. In the first edition, the book contained a subtitle: “Outline of an anarchic theory of the theory of knowledge,” which no longer appears in the 3rd edition revised by the author. In fact, with each new edition, the author revised, added and slightly altered the ideas that were initially shaped and which, according to him, was an incomplete work. Written as a letter to his friend Imre Lakatos, who died before he could give an answer that would also come in book form, Against the Method proposes a counter-method, or an anarchist epistemology, which called into question the positivism of science, and of the Academy, and proposed to restore chaos. A chaos producing divergent thoughts, which approached science as a complex, historical and philosophical whole.

Also, in the ‘70s, Edgar Morin began to write his most monumental work, three volumes which he generically called The Method. In the first volume, The Lost Paradigm: Human Nature, he presents his method, also a counter-method, for the understanding of science, and why not, of the world that formulated it. Complex Thought assumes the etymology of the word Complexus, from Latin – that which is woven together, to affirm that it is not possible to segment knowledge, that it exists in relation.

I intend to approach the question proposed by Feyrebend and, in another way, by Morin, to inquire the direction in which teaching, and the issues related to it, are taking in a contemporaneity too tied to technical thinking and a unidirectional view of scientific knowledge. Will we be able to continue teaching, despite the methods? Is there possible learning that is not measurable and not accounted for?

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Heitor Alvelos
University of Porto, Portugal

Biography

Heitor Alvelos is Associate Professor at the University of Porto, where he directs the PhD Program on Design and the Unexpected Media Lab at the ID+ Research Center for Design, Media & Culture. He is currently Chairman of the Scientific Board for Humanities & Social Sciences at the Foundation for Science & Technology, Executive Board Member of the European Academy of Design, and a Member of Academia Europaea. Heitor has spoken as a conference keynote and professor at academic and business institutions around the world, and has also provided consultancy for the Portuguese Ministry of Science, the UK Arts & Humanities Research Council, and the EU Commission's New European Bauhaus (on behalf of Portugal).

Heitor curated the FuturePlaces Media Lab for Citizenship from 2008 to 2017 (with the University of Texas at Austin), and has recently completed the coordination of the FCT/H2020 project "Anti-Amnesia: Design Research as an Agent for Narrative and Material Regeneration and Reinvention of Vanishing Portuguese Manufacturing CVultures and Techniques".

As a designer/media artist, Heitor has worked with Touch (UK), Tuxedomoon (BE/USA), Radio Manobras (PT), KREV (SE), Ash international (UK), The Tapeworm (DE/UK), Visible (ES), 333 (DE/PT) and Stopestra (PT), among others.

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Susana Barreto
University of Porto, Portugal

Biography

Susana Barreto is a Design Educator and Researcher at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto. Susana has worked in London, at Central Saint Martins where she completed her PhD and PostDoc at the Macau Polytechnic. Her scholarly inquiry is focused on the role of ethics in visual communication, design and crime, cross-cultural design and plural narratives in design through local stories. For the last two years, Susana has been involved in two research projects focusing on the preservation of specialised knowledge at risk of disappearance that is embedded in individual experiences of retired professors, researchers, and practitioners in the fields of arts, crafts, and design. She has collaborated with Research Government Departments and supervised PhD and Master’s students. She is currently involved in two projects: “Stories from Both Sides: Towards a Collective Narrative” and “Vision for the Neiva River Mouth”, funded by the New European Bauhaus and Motirô – an international network researching celebrations as testimonies. Susana is a member of the ID+ Research Institute for Design Media and Culture - LUME: Unexpected Media Lab.

Anne Boddington
Kingston University, United Kingdom

Biography

Anne Boddington is Professor of Design Innovation, Pro Vice Chancellor for Research, Business and Innovation at Kingston University in the UK and recently appointed as the Sub Panel Chair for Art & Design: History, Practice & Theory for the UK’s Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021. Professor Boddington has extensive experience of the leadership, management and evaluation of art and design education and art and design research in higher education across the UK and internationally. She is an experienced chair and has held trustee and governance roles across the creative and cultural sector including as trustee of the Design Council, an independent Governor, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), an affiliate member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), a member of the executive of the Council for Higher Education in Art & Design (CHEAD) and a member of the advisory board of the Arts & Humanities Research Council. She has an international reputation in creative education and research and has been a partner, a collaborator, a reviewer and evaluator for a wide range of international projects and reviews across Differemt nations in Europe, the Middle East, Southern and East Asia and North America.

Joseph Haldane
The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan

Biography

Joseph Haldane is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of IAFOR. He is responsible for devising strategy, setting policies, forging institutional partnerships, implementing projects, and overseeing the organisation’s business and academic operations, including research, publications and events.

Dr Haldane holds a PhD from the University of London in 19th-century French Studies, and has had full-time faculty positions at the University of Paris XII Paris-Est Créteil (France), Sciences Po Paris (France), and Nagoya University of Commerce and Business (Japan), as well as visiting positions at the French Press Institute in the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas (France), The School of Journalism at Sciences Po Paris (France), and the School of Journalism at Moscow State University (Russia).

Dr Haldane’s research and teaching is on history, politics, international affairs and international education, as well as governance and decision making. Since 2015 he has been a Guest Professor at The Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) at Osaka University, where he teaches on the postgraduate Global Governance Course, and is Co-Director of the OSIPP-IAFOR Research Centre, an interdisciplinary think tank situated within Osaka University.

A Member of the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network for Global Governance, Dr Haldane is also a Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Philology at the University of Belgrade (Serbia), a Visiting Professor at the School of Business at Doshisha University (Japan), where he teaches Ethics and Governance on the MBA programme, and a Member of the International Advisory Council of the Department of Educational Foundations at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s College of Education (USA), collaborating on the development of the Global PhD programme.

Dr Haldane has given invited lectures and presentations to universities and conferences around the world, including at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, and advised universities, NGOs and governments on issues relating to international education policy, public-private partnerships, and multi-stakeholder forums. He was the project lead on the 2019 Kansai Resilience Forum, held by the Japanese Government through the Prime Minister’s Office and the Cabinet Office in collaboration with IAFOR.

From 2012 to 2014, Dr Haldane served as Treasurer of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (Chubu Region) and he is currently a Trustee of the HOPE International Development Agency (Japan). He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society in 2012, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2015.

Donald E. Hall
University of Rochester, USA

Biography

Donald E. Hall is Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering at the University of Rochester, USA. Prior to moving to Rochester, he was Dean of Arts and Sciences at Lehigh University, USA. Dean Hall has published widely in the fields of British Studies, Gender Theory, Cultural Studies, and Professional Studies. Over the course of his career, he served as Jackson Distinguished Professor of English and Chair of the Department of English (and previously Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages) at West Virginia University. Before that, he was Professor of English and Chair of the Department of English at California State University, Northridge, where he taught for 13 years. He is a recipient of the University Distinguished Teaching Award at CSUN, was a visiting professor at the National University of Rwanda, was Lansdowne Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the University of Victoria (Canada), was Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Cultural Studies at Karl Franzens University in Graz, Austria, and was Fulbright Specialist at the University of Helsinki. He has also taught in Sweden, Romania, Hungary, and China. He served on numerous panels and committees for the Modern Language Association (MLA), including the Task Force on Evaluating Scholarship for Tenure and Promotion, and the Convention Program Committee. In 2012, he served as national President of the Association of Departments of English. From 2013-2017, he served on the Executive Council of the MLA.

His current and forthcoming work examines issues such as professional responsibility and academic community-building, the dialogics of social change and activist intellectualism, and the Victorian (and our continuing) interest in the deployment of instrumental agency over our social, vocational, and sexual selves. Among his many books and editions are the influential faculty development guides, The Academic Self and The Academic Community, both published by Ohio State University Press. Subjectivities and Reading Sexualities: Hermeneutic Theory and the Future of Queer Studies were both published by Routledge Press. Most recently he and Annamarie Jagose, of the University of Auckland, co-edited a volume titled The Routledge Queer Studies Reader. Though he is a full-time administrator, he continues to lecture worldwide on the value of a liberal arts education and the need for nurturing global competencies in students and interdisciplinary dialogue in and beyond the classroom.

Professor Donald E. Hall is a Vice-President of IAFOR. He is Chair of the Arts, Humanities, Media & Culture division of the International Academic Advisory Board.

Cláudia Raquel Lima
ID+ / Unexpected Media Lab, University of Porto & Lusófona University, Portugal

Biography

Researcher at ID+ / Unexpected Media Lab – Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto and lecturer at Lusófona University, Cláudia Lima participated in the project "Wisdom Transfer: Towards the scientific inscription of individual legacies in contexts of retirement from art and design higher education and research", financed by FCT - Foundation for Science and Technology, in which she studied the career of artists trained at the School of Fine Arts of Porto and pedagogical practices in this school during the April 25th Revolution period. Following these studies, she developed a post PhD on the first teaching practices in Design in higher education. Her research interests also include the study of photography as a social document. On these subjects she participated in international conferences and published book chapters and extensively in international journals. She is currently collaborating in “Afro-Ibero-America Masks”, a Brazil/Portugal project that gathers and disseminates testimonies of artists, organizers and performers and works in the crafts of sacred and profane rites.

She has been involved in the coordination of events including conferences, symposiums, seminars, exhibitions, and workshops; she has coordinated academic projects in collaboration with institutions such as Portuguese Red Cross and Alzheimer Portugal Association, which aim at promoting a socially conscious design practice and responding to human needs.

Her PhD in Digital Media (University of Porto), financed by national funds, was focused on the study of communication practices of public libraries on the web and resulted in the publication of the book Biblioteca em Rede: Comunicação Integrada no Contexto das Culturas Participativas [Library Network: Integrated communication in the context of participatory cultures].

Michael Menchaca
University of Hawai’i at Manoa, United States

Biography

Michael Menchaca is Chair of the Department of Learning Design and Technology at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. He specialises in distance education, and has designed, implemented, and coordinated online and hybrid programs for over 20 years. He serves as editor for the IAFOR Journal of Education: Technology in Education Edition. He was an IT specialist for many years in the public and private sector. He teaches and conducts research in the areas of online learning, technology integration, and social justice with technology.

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Eliana Penedos-Santiago
ID+ / Unexpected Media Lab, University of Porto & Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal

Biography

Integrated member at ID+ Research Institute for Design, Media and Culture, LUME Unexpected Media Lab, collaborating as a researcher within national and international funded projects, including Wisdom Transfer (WT), Afro-Ibero-America Masks, and Stories from Both Sides.

She did her Post-PhD at the Faculty of Fine Arts University of Porto - FBAUP working on “The School of Carlos Ramos - A Decade of Invisible Stories at ESBAP: 1957 to ‘67”, which aimed to recover, understand, and inscribe the historical circumstances behind the establishment of the "School of Porto" as well as the pedagogical methodologies and practices resulting from this chain of thought.

Eliana took her PhD at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Valencia, Spain, focusing research on the field of Social Sciences with an emphasis on Digital Media, Local Memories, Portuguese Design Heritage, Design Education, Women Designers and Online Education.

She has also contributed to the coordination and curatorship of seminars, academic workshops, pedagogical projects and exhibitions and is the hair of several scientific conferences and forums, namely DIGICOM (The 5th International Conference on Design & Digital Communication) and The PhD Design Research Annual Forum at the University of Porto and the University of Aveiro.

Since 2005, Eliana has been Professor of Design for BA and MA courses on Design Labs, Motion Graphics, Web Design and Video, Web History & Culture, Illustration & Digital Animation and Design for Health and Wellbeing.

Aurora dos Campos
University of Porto, Portugal

Biography

Aurora dos Campos is a Brazilian scenographer based in Portugal. Aurora is a PhD candidate at the Doctoral Program in Visual Arts, School of Fine Arts, University of Porto, funded with a grant by the Science and Technology Foundation of Portugal (FCT), as well as a research member at the Research Institute for Art, Design, and Society (i2ADS). Aurora has a Master's in Art and Design for the Public Space from the University of Porto and a Bachelor's degree in Performance Design from the University of Rio de Janeiro. She has been the recipient of prestigious awards for her scenography projects in Brazil and is a member of the Board of APCEN - Portuguese Association of Scenography.

www.auroradoscampos.com

Ana Almeida Pinto
University of Porto, Portugal

Biography

Ana Almeida Pinto is a PhD candidate of the Doctoral Program in Fine Arts, Faculty of Art & Design at the University of Porto (FBAUP), and a research member at the Research Institute for Design, Media and Culture (ID+). A sculptor and visual artist, Pinto's practice approaches notions of territory as seen through its heritage and traditions. Since 2007, Pinto's work has been exhibited in multiple Portuguese art galleries and cultural spaces and her public work can be found in places such as Monção, Barcelos, Porto and Braga. Pinto's research is supported by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT).

Gustavo Romeiro
University of Porto, Portugal

Biography

Gustavo Romeiro is a Product Designer at Critical TechWorks, a partnership between BMW Group and Critical Software. In 2021, Gustavo graduated with an MA in Art & Design for the Public Space from the Faculty of Art & Design at the University of Porto (FBAUP), Portugal. Gustavo also has an MSc in Human-Computer Interaction from the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Porto (FEUP), Portugal and a BA in Communication (Advertising & Marketing Art Direction) from the Higher School of Advertising & Marketing (ESPMrj), Brazil.

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