designforschung.org is an international open-access design research journal established in 2009 by Tom Bieling. We collect, document, announce, review and critically discuss projects, theories, methods, pedagogies and phenomena within the range of design, art, architecture, science, technology, politics, philosophy, history, urbanism, activism, migration, gender, inclusion, aesthetics and pop culture. Through a variety of formats, such as articles, critical essays, interviews, book reviews, case studies, announcements, reports (conferences, lectures, exhibitions), as well as short stories, poems, video and photo documentation, we develop and initiate debate through traditional and non-traditional forms of (non-/scientific) publication including visual and audio data. This also includes the transdisciplinary discussion on the progress of our own research projects.
designforschung.org is concerned with the epistemic potentials of design research, as well as with the question of which ways and practices of knowledge production we can develop and apply in and beyond the design disciplines. This also involves a critical examination concerning the role of design(ers) in relation to societal conditions and hegemonies, and the search for ways to make these visible and transformable.
Under the name DESIGNABILITIES Design Research Journal we publish special issues on selected topics or curated compilations of texts from designforschung.org as printed publications and open access PDF files.
As an internationally peer assessed journal designforschung.org welcomes submissions from designers, researchers, artists, academics, curators and critics which seek to engage with all areas of research for, about or through design. Find information about submissions and collaboration here.
designforschung.org is international in nature but is mindful of cultural differences and encourages diverse local practices. Use of language besides English or German and form of discourse besides academic are welcome.
All journal content, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 License.