Redefining Proximity

The Research & Education in Design (REDES) group invites research papers for submission to its 2022 international conference. The REDES2022 conference aims to explore, analyse, and advance the connections between design research and design education; the conference themes are organised around the intersections of the main theme of Proximity with the four main sources of design knowledge: people, processes, products, and philosophy.

The conference themes are:

Proximity & People

Proximity & Processes

Proximity & Products

Proximity & Philosophy

Proximity, as the overarching theme, hopes to trigger a wide range of perspectives. We welcome the different lines of inquiry that educators and researchers may find in relation to their own practice, and how these may connect within and across the different topics.

Important dates

Full papers submission deadline EXTENDED
until 9 November 2021 – now until 30 November 2021

Final acceptance of papers
until 11 January 2022 (for papers submitted until November 9th)

until 01 February 2022 (for papers submitted after November 9th)

Opening of Registrations
28 January 2022

19th and 20th May, 2022


At least one author must be registered for each accepted paper. An author registration is valid for only one paper and a different author must be registered for each extra paper. Registrations close on 29 April 2022. [early bird registrations until 15 March 2022]

Regular Fee: 350EUR
Student Fee: 320EUR

Regular early bird: 320EUR
Student early bird: 290EUR

Paper selection

The papers will be selected by the Scientific Committee, in a Double-blind review process. They may suggest the approval, disapproval or suggest improvements to the proposals.

Submission guidelines

The call is for full papers only; the maximum number of words is 4000 excluding abstract and references. All papers should be in English.