EKSIG2013 – Knowing Inside Out: experiential knowledge, expertise and connoisseurship

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EKSIG 2013 will address the theme of “Knowing Inside Out – experiential knowledge, expertise and connoisseurship”.

Date: Thursday and Friday, 4-5 July 2013

Venue: Loughborough University, UK

EKSIG is part of a programme of Special Interest Groups set up by the Design Research Society (DRS) to facilitate international exchange and advance in relevant areas of design.  EKSIG is concerned with the understanding and management of knowledge in research and professional practice in design in order to clarify fundamental principles and practices, with regard to both research degree regulations/requirements and research methodology.

EKSIG 2013 will be convened as part of a regular programme of EKSIG conferences which serve to address specific themes by bringing together researchers and practitioners from various disciplinary backgrounds, fields of knowledge production and methodological approaches to engender challenging multi vocal debates around these themes and to facilitate exchange and cross fertilisation between the creative disciplines and other practice-led disciplines. We invite contributions from design, architecture, engineering, craft, media, performance, music, fine art, curation, museology, archaeology, philosophy, knowledge management, education, health, cognitive science, gastronomy, oenology and others that are concerned with expertise and connoisseurship of creative and professional practice and research.

All papers selected for presentation at the conference will be published in the conference proceedings: an abstract booklet with CD of the full papers and post-conference online publication, the preferred format of the DRS. As in past years, the organisers will collaborate with an appropriate journal to publish selected papers from the conference as a special issue.