The forthcoming international conference of the DRS Special Interest Group on Experiential Knowledge (EKSIG 2017) will be held on 19 and 20 June. Elvin Karana and Elisa Giaccardi of the faculty of IDE (TU Delft) are the conference chairs.

Alive. Active. Adaptive. is an international conference organised under the DRS Special Interest Group on Experiential Knowledge (EKSIG). It focuses on the experiential knowledge of designing with emerging materials that are alive, active and adaptive, whether by means of biological or computational processes or an integration of the two. The conference brings together design practitioners, researchers, engineers, architects and artists to discuss the future of emerging materials and its implications for design research and practice.

Keynote speakers
Maurizio Montalti (Officina Corpuscoli), Anna Vallgarda (IT University of Copenhagen) and Mark Miodownik (Institute of Making) will represent the headline of speakers. Check the website for further details on their work.

Important dates

  • 31 May 2016: first call
  • 7 November 2016: full submission due for papers and pictorials
  • 31 January 2017: notification of acceptance of papers and pictorials
  • 28 February 2017: submission of revised papers and pictorials
  • 19-20 June 2017: conference

EKSIG 2017 on Alive. Active. Adaptive. will be held in the vibrant Het Nieuwe Instituut (Rotterdam, The Netherlands). 

More information

Mycelium chair: Eric Klarenbeek