CFP: Copytheft – Post-disciplinary Approaches to Cultural Practices Transgressing Copyright Boundaries

CFP: Copytheft – Post-disciplinary Approaches to Cultural Practices Transgressing Copyright Boundaries

Submissions Due: 31 October 2015

We are pleased to announce an open call for submissions for the first English issue of Disegno – The Journal of Design Culture.

With our next issue we intend to critically investigate and better understand the currently fashionable cultural phenomena of open design in the broadest sense possible with special interest in the different traditions of transgressing copyright boundaries and suspending the power control of intellectual property that impedes truly democratic creativity and innovation. Papers are particularly welcomed that address the illegal or semi legal copyright infringement strategies and subversive piracy culture of existed socialism during the CoCom era in the COMECON countries of the former Soviet bloc. In addition, we are also interested in the analysis of redesign, remake and remix practices that question the very idea of exclusive authority in design culture.

Our approach is resolutely post-disciplinary. We take design culture as a flow of cultural products produced by social practices and reflected in cultural discourses. That is why papers are welcomed from all possible academic fields that are possibly interested in design culture such as design history, cultural studies, cultural anthropology, sociology, media theory, film theory, intellectual history etc.

Deadline for submission of abstracts (max. 300 words): 31 October 2015.

For further details, please see the journal website.


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