October 20th, 2022

NERD Call for Papers (Extended Deadline 1st December)

The deadline for paper submission for the 5th edition of the NERD conference is approaching soon. There is still the possibility to submit papers until the 1st of November 2022. NERD, held at Berlin University of the Arts on 4-5 May 2023, will feature a selection of 30-minute presentations of research projects, each followed by 30 minutes for q & a. Potentially invited speakers are at an advanced graduate, doctoral or postdoctoral level to present their ongoing research or completed theses. Contributions should employ an original and well-conceived design-based and empirical/experimental approach and may deal with all kinds of inciting, engaging and socially, culturally and intellectually relevant questions. Contributions by NERDs from other fields who share a similar commitment to new experimental approaches in design research are welcome, too.

Submission of an extended abstract (1000-1500 words, accompanied by visuals if applicable) of your research project or the part of it that you wish to present at the conference may be sent to bird@bird-international-research-in-design.org until 01.12.2022. All submissions will be blind reviewed and authors will receive a notification about the admission of their contributions to the conference by the 01.02.2023.

The NERD confernece ist organized by the Board of International Research in Design (BIRD). The conference will be held in English.

5th NERD Conference
4-5 May 2023
Berlin University of the Arts
Berlin Open Lab

Call for Papers (online)
Call for Papers (PDF)