*The LeNS World Distributed Conference 3*
*Designing Sustainability for All*
3-5 April 2019, Mexico City-Curitiba-Cape Town-Bangalore-Beijing-Milan
*Designing Sustainability for All* is the 3rd LeNS International
Conference: a unique distributed worldwide event, for the first time held
in 6 venues simultaneously.
The Conference will be hosted by *Mexico City* (Mexico), *Curitiba*
(Brasil), *Cape Town* (South Africa), *Bangalore* (India), *Beijing* (China)
and *Milan* (Italy). The conference will be held for 3 days (3-5 April
2019), and in each of the 6 venues it will be possible to listen to any of
the presentations happening in the other ones.
*Designing sustainability for All *envisions a cosmopolitan approach by
collecting and sharing contributions from and for *all of the contexts*:
low, middle and high-income ones, from north, south, west and east of the
*Designing sustainability for All* is a call for contributions and actions
to the *whole world design community*, i.e. design researchers, design
educators and design practitioners.
The LeNS Conference is in fact one of the largest design international
conferences for lecturers, researchers, professionals and relevant
institutions and organizations. It has become a reference event where
experts from all over the world get together to present and share their
knowledge, projects, tools and visions to diffuse sustainability for all.
LeNS is more than a conference. It is a meeting point for those who want to
learn and share about design for sustainability with a *multicultural, open
and copyleft ethos*. LeNS vision is to foster *a new generation of
designers* (and design educators and researchers) capable to effectively
face the challenge to envision, design and contribute to the transition
towards the sustainable world for all.
The conference aims to be both visionary and pragmatic, and to stimulate
new ways of thinking. The scope is to share the latest knowledge and
experiences around the concept of *sustainability for all*. This will be
achieved through cross-fertilizing a wide range of disciplines:
predominantly design, but even engineering, economy, policy-making and
*WHO SHOULD ATTEND*
The conference is targeted at academics, researchers and educators, as well
as designers, engineers, businessmen, economists, policy-makers,
representatives from governmental and non-governmental organizations. The
event is envisaged as an interdisciplinary arena asking to all stakeholders
to adopt the ethos of promoting all possible cross-fertilizing synergies
and open learning-by-sharing processes. The conference will create a
vibrant and forward-thinking environment, inviting to diffuse new knowledge
and share practices and experiences in the ever-increasing need to enable
access to sustainability for all.
*CALL FOR PAPER*
Authors will need to register through EasyChair in order to submit
abstracts and full papers.
Extended abstracts must be *up to 1.500 characters *and structured as
- Research Problem/Goals
- Theoretical background
- Research Method
- Results and Analysis
- Impacts on Sustainability
Full papers must be up to 5000 words, excluding abstracts and references,
and must be structured according to the full paper template.
*All submissions must be in English.*
* Abstract submission deadline: October 31, 2018 *
Papers will be selected through a blind review process conducted by an
international review panel.
We are looking for papers presenting, analysing and discussing:
- new theoretical considerations and contributions on the role of design
and other disciplines in the transition towards a Sustainability for All
- new approaches, strategies, methods and tools to effectivelly enable
development, implementation, diffusion and dissemination of Sustainability
- experiences, concrete solutions and artefacts designed and developed
as results of research activities, implemented courses/workshops/seminars
on Sustainability for All development and diffusion; activities by
designers, companies, institutions, communities, etc.
- new Sustainability for All development and diffusion of education
strategies and curricula.
Contributions may discuss either Design Research for Sustainability
(R.DfS), Design Education for Sustainability (E.DfS), Design Practice for
Sustainability (P.DfS), and Design for Sustainability in-between Research,
Education and Practise (REP.DfS).
We welcome works addressing any of the following topics:
- Design for Sustainable Materials and Energy;
- Product Design for Sustainability;
- Product-Service System Design for Sustainability;
- Design for Sustainable Distributed Economies;
- Design for Sustainable Social Innovation and Behaviour Change;
- Design for Circular Economy;
- Design for Sustainable business models;
- Design for Sustainable Indigenous Practices and Informal Economies;
- Design for Sustainable Policies and Administrative support systems for
Conference website: http://lensconference3.org/
Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lens3eu
Fabrizio Ceschin PhD
Senior Lecturer in Design for Sustainability
Programme Director, MSc Integrated Product Design
International Exchange Coordinator
T +44 (0) 1895 267394 | F +44 (0) 1895 269861
Brunel University London
College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences
Department of Design
Human Centred Design Institute
Brunel University London, Uxbridge, UB8 3PH, United Kingdom
Michael Sterling, room MCST156
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