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CfP: Cumulus Conference – Letters to the Future – deadline 10th July

This call for papers for the Culumus conference may be of interest (particularly for those in art and design). Note the submission date is 10 July 2017 (200 words is all thats needed).

Professor Martyn Evans
Head of Manchester School of Art Research Centre
Manchester School of Art

CfP: Cumulus Conference Letters to the Future
Hosted by Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bengaluru, India
November 20 – 23, 2017

In accordance with the general theme “Letters to the Future” we would like to offer three tracks for the letters that can be submitted for this conference.

Letters to the Future
Anxiety, emergency and fear seem to be the driving forces of our time. Perhaps the changes around us are too rapid; the issues that envelope us are too vitiated to permit contemplation. To endow the passing moment with vividness and delight seems impossible.

How do we as artists and designers address these issues? How do we absorb the present, foresee the future, force the navigation, order the sequence, replace the predictable and drive the imagination?

Srishti asks you to dare and AFFORD:

Absorb Imagination for the future
Foresee order of Abundance
Force Resurgence of matter
Order possibilities of the Impossible
Replace Apprehension
Drive Ambition


In accordance with the general theme “Letters to the Future” we would like to offer three tracks for the letters that can be submitted for this conference:

1. A Letter for Imagination and Abundance
I can afford to dream.
Papers should explore the themes of the power of imagination and sense of abundance as opposed to anxiety around the argument pertaining to sustainability and/or adversely proposed future scenarios.

2. A Letter for Resurgence and Impossible
I feel I can afford to relax.
Papers can explore/explain/discuss the power of resurgence, assuring a sense of impossible possibilities, as opposed to emergencies around the argument related to speed.

3. A Letter for Apprehension and Ambition
I feel I can afford to play.
Papers can deal with the power of ambition, the sense of winning over apprehension as opposed to fear and phobia around the argument related to wellbeing.

Following an interdisciplinary approach Srishti encourages exploration and experimentation in practice, teaching, research or academia. Therefore by saying “letters” we want to avoid framing the creative energy of participants and wish to let them do this choice. Thus each candidate can decide on the format that would reflect the content and transmit his/her idea in the most appropriate way.

Submission Process
Participants are encouraged to submit posters, full papers and work in other formats such as video or installation on the topics described above. Regardless of the chosen format, an abstract or concept note of 200 words should be sent to the organisers papers.cumulus@srishti.ac.in by the 10th of July 2017. In a structured way, it should summarize the background, objectives, significance, its relation to the defined tracks and briefly mention conclusions.

All candidates who will have submitted abstracts will receive a notification about the status of their application by the 10th of September 2017. Authors whose contributions will have been accepted, should proceed and submit full work by 10th of October 2017.

All abstracts will undergo a double blind review by an international team of peers.
Detailed guidance for submission of papers and work in other formats can be found at the conference website soon at http://cumulus-srishti2017.org/call-for-papers/.

Initial Submission Deadline: 10th of July 2017
Notification to the Authors: 10th of September 2017
Final Submission Deadline: 10th of October 2017

All accepted works will be gathered in a compilation with ISBN number and e-published.
Should you have any questions or doubts, please, contact organizers: papers.cumulus@srishti.ac.in



Cumulus contacts:
SG Eija Salmi eija.salmi@aalto.fi
Coordinator Justyna Molik justyna.molik@aalto.fi

Thank you for sharing the call!
About Srishti:
The Cumulus Conference 2017: “Letters to the Future” will be hosted by Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology (Srishti).
Srishti is a non-residential institution founded in 1996 by the Ujwal Trust with the objective of providing art and design education in an environment of creativity to maximize the individual’s potential. Srishti’s mission is facilitated by its organizational structure – a “community of learners” comprising industry-experienced faculty and energetic students who continually explore and experiment with art and design pedagogies, aesthetics, values and innovative practices.
Srishti counts with several campuses in three Indian cities: Bangalore, Pune and Trivandrum. You can find more information about academic programs, structure and collaborations on our webpage: http://www.srishti.ac.in.

Our mailing address is:
Cumulus the International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media
Aalto ARTS
P.O. BOX 31000
00076 Aalto