The European Academy of Design (http://www.europeanacademyofdesign.com) was formed in 1994 to promote the publication and dissemination of research in design through conferences hosted by different educational institutions in Europe and the publication of proceedings, newsletters and a journal, to improve European wide research collaboration and dissemination.
It aims to encourage discussion across traditional boundaries between practice and theory, and between disciplines defined by working media, materials and areas of application.
The Academy is headed by a committee of leading academics from across Europe, as well as from the United States and Australia. Membership is open to all of those interested in design research, whether academic, student, or practitioner.
The Academy has to date hosted five international conferences:


Salford, UK: Design Interfaces


Stockholm, Sweden: Contextual Design


Sheffield, UK: Design Cultures


Aveiro, Portugal: Desire - Designum - Design


Barcelona, Spain: Techné: Design Wisdom


The University of the Arts Bremen, Germany, is proud to host the 6th conference from 29 - 31 March 2005 under the general headline:

design system evolution

The application of systemic and evolutionary approaches to design theory, design practice, design research and design education.


key dates:

first call for papers

early April 2004

second call for papers

late May 2004

final call for papers

early June 2004

deadline for submission of abstracts

late July 2004

notification of acceptance of abstracts

late July 2004

deadline for submission of full papers

late October 2004

notification of acceptance of full papers

early December 2004

deadline for early registration

January 2005

deadline for late registration

March 2005

© 2004 Niels Verhaag