Submissions for ICDHS 2012 are now closed.

The Call for Papers for ICDHS2012 was very successful, and resulted in a total of 369 submissions, coming from 5 continents and 36 different countries.

All submissions were double-blind reviewed by at least 2 members of the Scientific Committee, composed by 88 researchers from 57 institutions in 19 countries and 3 continents.
Efforts have been done in order ensure that the proposals selected would cover different areas, methods, approaches and positions.

The 150 (41%) accepted proposals are representative of 29 countries and 4 different continents.

Scientific Committee

Priscila Farias (University of São Paulo & SENAC-SP, Brazil) and Anna Calvera (University of Barcelona, Spain)

Marcos Braga (University of São Paulo, Brazil) and Zuleica Schincariol (Mackenzie Presbyterian University, Brazil)


TRACK 1 | History of Design Education
Chair: Haruhiko Fujita (Osaka University, Japan)
Co-Chair: Silvio Barreto Campello (Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil)

TRACK 2 | Identities and Territories
Chair: Oscar Salinas Flores (National University of Mexico, Mexico)
Co-Chair: Clice Mazzilli (University of São Paulo, Brazil)

TRACK 3 | National Policies on Design
Chair : Javier Gimeno-Martínez (VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands & Artesis University College of Antwerp, Belgium
Co-Chair: Cyntia Malaguti (University of São Paulo, Brazil)

TRACK 4 | Techniques and Technologies
Chair: Paul Atkinson (Sheffield Hallam University, UK)
Co-Chair: Charles Vincent (Mackenzie Presbyterian University, Brazil)

TRACK 5 | The New Imperialism: the international face of design and design history
Chair: Jonathan Woodham (University of Brighton, UK)
Co-Chair: Denise Dantas (University of São Paulo, Brazil)

TRACK 6 | Open Strand
Chair: Victor Margolin (University of Illinois at Chicago, US)
Co-Chair: Priscila Farias (University of São Paulo & SENAC-SP, Brazil)


Alaster Yoxall (Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom)
Alfredo Stipech (National University of Litoral, Argentina)
Alpay Er (Technical University of Istanbul, Turkey)
Ana Beatriz Factum (State University of Bahia, Brazil)
Ana Gabriela Godinho Lima (Mackenzie Presbyterian University, Brazil)
Andrea Almeida (Mackenzie Presbyterian University, Brazil)
Anna Valtonen (Umeå Institute of Design, Sweden)
Artemis Yagou (VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Beany Monteiro (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Bharain Mac An Bhreithiun (Middlesex University, United Kingdom)
Carlos Duarte (Institute of Arts, Design and Marketing, Portugal)
Carlos Calderon (Newcastle University, United Kingdom)
Catherine Moriarty (University of Brighton, United Kingdom)
Catherine Dixon (University of the Arts London, United Kingdom)
Christoph Zellwegger (Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom)
Cláudio Portugal (University of São Paulo, Brazil)
Cristiane Aun (University of São Paulo, Brazil)
Daniel Cardoso (Massachussets Institute of Technology, United States)
Daniela Petrelli (Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom)
Daniela Hanns (University of São Paulo, Brazil)
David Sperling (University of São Paulo, Brazil)
Davide Fornari (University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland, Switzerland)
Debarnot Jiménez (Camaguey University, Cuba)
Dennis Doordan (University of Notre Dame, United States)
Dipti Bhagat (London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom)
Edna Lucia Cunha Lima (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Eduardo Castillo (University of Chile, Chile)
Eduardo Hamuy (University of Chile, Chile)
Elizabeth Guffey (State University of New York, United States)
Emmanuel Ruffo (Institute for Architecture and Media, Austria)
Ertu Unver (University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom)
Ethan Robey (Smithsonian Institute, United States)
Giselle Beiguelman (University of São Paulo, Brazil)
Grace Lees-Maffei (University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom)
Guy Julier (Victoria and Albert Museum, United Kingdom)
Héctor Flores Magón y Jiménez (University of Guadalajara, Mexico)
Helena Barbosa (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Heliana Pacheco (Federal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil)
Hugo Fortes (University of São Paulo, Brazil)
Ian Gwilt (Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom)
Jane Pavitt (Royal College of Art, United Kingdom)
Jilly Traganou (The New School, United States)
João De Souza Leite (Rio de Janeiro State University, Brazil)
José Cabral (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil)
Julio Frías (Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico)
Justin Marshall (University College Falmouth, United Kingdom)
Karen Summerson (State University of New York, United States)
Kevin Klinger (Ball State University, United States)
Krista Kodres (Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonia)
Leon Cruickshank (Lancaster University, United Kingdom)
Leslie Atzmon (Eastern Michigan University, United States)
Livia Lazzaro Rezende (Rio de Janeiro State University, Brazil)
Lucy Niemeyer (Rio de Janeiro State University, Brazil)
Luis Rodriguez-Morales (Autonomous Metropolitan University, Mexico)
Luis-Antonio Jorge (University of São Paulo, Brazil)
Marilda Queluz (Federal Technological University of Paraná, Brazil)
Marina Garone (National University of Mexico, Mexico)
Maristela Ono (Federal Technological University of Paraná, Brazil)
Monica Tavares (University of São Paulo, Brazil)
Mônica Moura (São Paulo State University, Brazil)
Oliver Neumann (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Pablo Herrera (Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, Peru)
Paula Landim (São Paulo State University, Brazil)
Paulo Fernando de Almeida Souza (Federal University of Bahia, Brazil)
Pekka Korvenmaa (Aalto University, Finland)
Raquel Pelta (University of Barcelona, Spain)
Sarah Teasley (Royal College of Art, United Kingdom)
Solange Coutinho (Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil)
Suely Fragoso (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
Teresa Riccetti (Mackenzie Presbyterian University, Brazil)
Tevfik Balcioglu (Yasar University, Turkey)
Timo de Rijk (Technical University Delft, Netherlands)
Veronica Devalle (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Virginia Kistmann (Federal University of Parana, Brazil)


  3 September (monday) 4 September (tuesday) 5 September (wednesday) 6 September (thursday)
9:30 Pre-conference tours Registration
[FAU Mackenzie]

Welcome Coffee 
[FAU Mackenzie]
Keynote Speaker II
Guilherme Cunha Lima
[Rui Barbosa Mackenzie Auditorium]
Keynote Speaker III
Veronica Devalle
[Rui Barbosa Mackenzie Auditorium]
10:30   Opening session
[Rui Barbosa Mackenzie Auditorium]
[FAU Mackenzie]
[FAU Mackenzie]
11:00   Keynote Speaker I
Régulo Franco Jordán
[Rui Barbosa Mackenzie Auditorium]
Poster session
[FAU Mackenzie]
Poster session and Book Launch
[FAU Mackenzie]
12:00   Lunch Lunch Lunch
14:00   Parallel sessions I
(5 sessions, 3 presentations each)
Parallel sessions III
(5 sessions, 3 presentations each)
Parallel sessions V
(5 sessions, 3 presentations each)
15:30   Short break
Short break
Short break
15:45   Parallel sessions II
(5 sessions, 3 presentations each)
Parallel sessions IV
(5 sessions, 3 presentations each)
Parallel sessions VI
(5 sessions, 3 presentations each)
17:15   Coffee-break
[FAU Mackenzie]
[FAU Mackenzie]
[FAU Mackenzie]
18:00 Speakers' gathering
Round table I
ICDHS Meetings: searching for a wide-ranging and renovated view of design and design history
[Rui Barbosa Mackenzie Auditorium]
Round table II
Design Frontiers: design history and design studies in Latin America
[Rui Barbosa Mackenzie Auditorium]
Round table III
ICDHS2012: track reports and forthcoming issues
[Rui Barbosa Mackenzie Auditorium]
19:30       Closing session
[Rui Barbosa Mackenzie Auditorium]
      Gala Dinner  

Conference venues

The 8th ICDHS conference will be held in São Paulo, Brazil.

The main conference venue will be Vila Penteado, also known as 'FAU-Maranhão', a beautiful art-nouveau building at Rua Maranhão, in the charming neighbourhood of Higienópolis, that hosts University of São Paulo post-graduate program in architecture and urbanism.

Some sessions should take place in an Mackenzie University auditorium, at Rua Itambé, about 1 minute walk from FAU-Maranhão.

Addresses for the venues are:

Rua Maranhão, 88
phone: (+55-11) 3017-3150
Mackenzie University
Rua Itambé, 45
phone: (+55-11) 2114-8313

Organizing Committee

Prof. dr. Andréa de Souza Almeida, Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, Brazil
Prof. dr. Carlos Zibel Costa, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Prof. dr. Catherine Dixon, Central Saint Martins / University of the Arts London, UK
Prof. dr. Charles Vincent, Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, Brazil
Prof. dr. Clice Sanjar Mazzilli, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Prof. dr. Cyntia Malaguti, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Prof. dr. Denise Dantas, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Prof. dr. Jorge Bassani, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Prof. dr. Priscila Lena Farias, Universidade de São Paulo & SENAC-SP, Brazil
Prof. dr. Marcos da Costa Braga, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Maria Beatriz Camargo, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Prof. dr. Nara Silvia Marcondes Martins, Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, Brazil
Prof. dr. Teresa Maria Riccetti, Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, Brazil
Prof. ms. Zuleica Schincariol, Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, Brazil
Ds. Eduardo Camillo K. Ferreira

Iara Camargo
Isabella Aragão
Luis Carli
Raquel Klafke

Gil Barros
Leandro Velloso


The International Committee for Design History and Design Studies (ICDHS) is an international working group whose board members are internationally acknowledged design scholars.

Prof. dr. Paul Atkinson, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Prof. dr. Tevfik Balcioglu, Yasar University, Turkey
Prof. dr. Anna Calvera, University of Barcelona, Spain
Prof. dr. Lucila Fernández Uriarte, Institute of Design, Havana, Cuba
Prof. dr. Héctor Flores Magón, University of Guadalajara, Mexico
Prof. dr. Haruhiko Fujita, Osaka University, Japan
Prof. dr. Pekka Korvenmaa, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Finland
Prof. em. Victor Margolin, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Dr. Viviana Narotzky, ADI-FAD, Spain
Prof. dr. Oscar Salinas-Flores, National University of Mexico
Prof. dr. Jonathan M. Woodham, University of Brighton, UK


The activity of the group began with a conference organized in Barcelona (Spain) in 1999. This was followed by a second meeting in La Havana (Cuba), in 2000. The Committee was inaugurated in the Istanbul (Turkey) conference, in 2002. The activity continued in the conferences held in Guadalajara (Mexico, 2004), Helsinki & Tallinn (Finland & Estonia, 2006), Osaka (Japan, 2008), and Brussels (Belgium, 2010).

ICDHS conferences aim to assess the current state of affairs of design history and design studies. They are scientific conferences with a referee process to select presentations. Every conference has a theme, chosen by the board and the local organizers as an indication of the issues to be considered.

ICDHS 2012, to be held in São Paulo (Brazil), will be the 8th conference organized by the Committee, and its theme is Design Frontiers: territories, concepts, technologies.

Former conference sites and themes are:

1999 Barcelona (Spain) | Design History seen from Abroad: history and histories of design

2000 La Havana (Cuba) | The Emergence of Regional Histories

2002 Istanbul (Turkey) | Mind the Gap: design history beyond borders

2004 Guadalajara (Mexico) | Coincidence & Co-incidence

2006 Helsinki (Finland) & Tallinn (Estonia) | Connecting: a conference on the multivocality of design history and design studies

2008 Osaka (Japan) | Another Name for Design: words for creation

2010 Brussels (Belgium) | Design & | ♥ |  Vs Craft

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