Save the Date! – UNIDCOM/IADE 10th Biannual Conference in Design

This biannual conference, organized by UNIDCOM/IADE and hosted by IADE – Universidade Europeia, aims to bring together researchers and practitioners to present their research, explore contemporary agendas, discuss emerging directions and future challenges that are at the forefront of design research. The event will also serve to celebrate UNIDCOM’s 20th anniversary and IADE’s 50th anniversary.
The conference theme – Lost in (G)localization, will foster new thinking towards a compelling, meaningful and radical dialogue regarding the role that design plays in addressing societal and organisational issues.
More than 30 years afterwards, the notion of glocalization still entails an interesting and pertinent question for design, which this conference aims to discuss:
How to design for the interconnectedness of global and local events in an increasingly fluid world[3]? 
[1] Blatter, J. (2013). Glocalization. In Encyclopaedia Britannica. Retrieved from 
[2] Robertson, R. (1995). Glocalization: Time-space and homogeneity-heterogeneity. In M. Featherstone, S. Lash & R. Robertson (Eds.), Global Modernities (pp.25-44). London: Sage Publications.
[3] Manzini, E. (2019). Politics of the Everyday. London: Bloomsbury

For further information check-out their website

Note, the publication of the Design Doctoral Conference’18: TRANSgression Proceedings of the DDC 5th Conference, organised by UNIDCOM/IADE on June 20-22 June 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal, is now available!

Other relevant publications are available here.


Author: Dahlia Rodriguez

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