Ideas of Revolt

The Graphic Design Educators’ Network 2017 Conference
Ideas of Revolt: Stationing ideas of revolt within contemporary graphic design education

Venue: Sheffield Institute of the Arts, Sheffield Hallam University

Dates: 7—8 September 2017

Keynote Speakers
Ideas of Revolt will feature keynotes from Dr Rathna Ramanathan (Head of Visual Communication, RCA) and Matt Ward (Head of Design, Goldsmiths), plus two thematic strands curated by Alternative Art School (Dr Cathy Gale and students, Kingston University) and Alt/Shift (Derek Yates, Winchester School of Art) alongside workshops, discussions, papers and social events.

Conference Theme
The political and social landscape of 2017 offers graphic design students ample rich subject matter to react to, dissect and interpret, but where is the revolt?

Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite.

Ticket price: £40–160

Final Call For Submissions
The deadline for submissions is Sunday 18th June 2017.

Submissions are warmly invited for the following formats via this link:

  • Workshops (60-minute interactive sessions)
  • Papers (20-minute presentations with 10 minutes for questions)
  • Roundtable Discussions (each roundtable will consist of three 10 minute presentations and
    whole group discussion facilitated by a chair. These sessions will last 60 minutes.)
  • PechaKucha (short presentations based on teaching activities, projects, assignments and/or student outcomes that loosely fit with the conference theme. The PechaKucha session will last 60 minutes; with each individual presentation running for 6 minutes and 40 seconds comprising of 20 slides (each to last 20 seconds). Whole group discussion will be facilitated by a chair.)

Within the structure of submissions, GDEN welcomes presentation of empirical research, pedagogic case studies, artefacts, well-argued calls to arms, ruminations or provocations, and other rigorous nonstandard approaches that draw upon disciplinary practices within graphic design education.

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Please include the following information with all submissions:

  • title –
  • abstract – maximum length 150 words;
  • preferred format – choose one from: workshop/paper/roundtable;
  • for workshops – describe at least 3 learning activities expected of participants;
  • contributor name(s);
  • contact information – in the case of collaborative presentations, please provide details for all contributors involved;
  • organisation & affiliation – where relevant, please include the full course title, whilst practitioners may wish to include the title of their practice.

Email submissions to: – by the end of Sunday 18th June 2017.