Call for Papers/Special Issue: 'Design contributions for the COVID-19 global emergency'

Rossi, Emilio, Di Nicolantonio, Massimo, Ceschin, Fabrizio , Mincolelli, Giuseppe, dos Santos, Aguinaldo, Kohtala, Cindy, Jacques, Edu, Cipolla, Carla and Manzini, Ezio (2020) Call for Papers/Special Issue: 'Design contributions for the COVID-19 global emergency'. Strategic Design Research Journal.

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Call for Papers/Special Issue: 'Design contributions for the COVID-19 global emergency'
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The 2019-20 coronavirus pandemic disease (COVID-19), appeared for the first time in Wuhan (Hubei Province, China) in late 2019 and rapidly spread in the rest of the world since the early months of 2020, has produced a significant and sadly dramatic impact in the life of all people. To date (April 22th, 2020), over 2.550.000 people have shown symptoms and over 175.000 died for health and respiratory problems. While the entire humanity feels dangerously powerless at the same time an unprecedented amount of initiatives across the world have shown human creativity and resilience. The entire scientific community is cohesive in facing this emergency and the severe health-related issues that have arisen in the last months.
In this unparalleled scenario, the global Design community is called to act. And it is doing it! The new instances pointed out by the global emergencies allow reflecting to the ways the Design discipline can answer to unprecedented phenomena, with the will to foresee likely solutions in the long run from the lesson that we can learn in these months. At the same time, it is possible to immediately underline all bottom-up and top-down reactions that formally and informally are arising as conscious designed actions to solve the COVID-19 both at the small scales and at the large ones.
There is a widespread perception that this worldwide crisis will change all aspects of our way of living and relating to each other. Governments, companies, NGOs, communities and individuals are already dedicating their time to reflect the future scenarios, devising solutions that can enable a transition to the new world that might come after the pandemic. Whilst contributing to the on-going challenges of the pandemic, the Design community can also contribute through its abductive reasoning, with propositions for new scenarios on the post-pandemic aftermath.
The aim of this Special Issue of the Strategic Design Research Journal is to enrich the cultural and scientific debate by gathering and mapping all progresses produced in the COVID-19 emergency scenario and, then, to understand the role of the Design discipline in facing the complex global emergencies.

Keywords:Design, COVID-19, Design Research
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
W Creative Arts and Design > W990 Creative Arts and Design not elsewhere classified
W Creative Arts and Design > W212 Multimedia Design
H Engineering > H900 Others in Engineering
W Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies
H Engineering > H150 Engineering Design
W Creative Arts and Design > W290 Design studies not elsewhere classified
W Creative Arts and Design > W240 Industrial/Product Design
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Design
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Deposited On:06 Nov 2020 13:59

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