Pride and Predesign is a CUMULUS conference
for Art & Design researchers, educators and others all over the World , hosted
and organised by the IADE - School of Design in collaboration with the UNIDCOM/IADE.
Cumulus is the European Association of Universities and Colleges
of Art, Design and Media. Cumulus has currently over 70 members institutions from European countries, China, Japan and Australia. It's starting to become a global Association. Cumulus organises two conferences per year.
More about cumulus > http://www.uiah.fi/cumulus
The scope of the conference is to evaluate the links between the cultural heritage
and the projectual culture. It will be focused on rewriting the idea of Material
Culture. This concept, discharged from its materialist stigmata, is useful to
understand the broad frameworks that link Science, Art and Design.
One of the major results of “Senses & Sensibility
in Technology” meeting in 2003 was that people using different methodologies
from sciences, engineering and design found numerous platforms in which they
could talk about related issues.
With P&P we aim to gather, also, artists and historians to this group.
Although this is a fact, we are interested, mostly, on the contemporary use
heritage. Findings about what was the real author of a particular sculpture
the mausoleum of an obscure rich man from Braga in the XVIII Century or what
Caravaggio last meal are not recommended.
The scope of the meeting is to show and discuss how the design sciences are
linked (directly or indirectly) to each one’s cultural heritage, from
artefacts or science knowledge to works of art. We also remind you that cultural
starts yesterday and discussions on relations between contemporary art and
design are welcome.
In short, we are focused in culture, material culture, or even e-material culture
for which the cultural heritage is the knowledgeable starting point.