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Praxis and Poetics: Research Through Design Conference 2013

3rd - 5th September 2013
Hosted by Northumbria University at the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

The first Research Through Design conference aims to explore multi-textural opportunities for presenting and discussing non discipline specific research through design and resists the temptation to adopt a traditional format for both paper submission and presentation in favour of an exhibition of design research accompanied by roundtable presentations and discussions in ‘rooms of interest’. The exhibition will be used as a platform to present and express outcomes of research, demonstrate examples of research enquiries and generate debate about the role of making in design research. The conference theme of Praxis and Poetics represents the different modes and approaches to practice as well as a larger ethos around content related to poetics, beauty and grace.

Conference Chairs:
Dr Jayne Wallace & Dr Joyce Yee (Design, University of Northumbria)

This conference will be co-located with DPPI – Designing Pleasurable Products and Interfaces conference. Find out more about both conferences at

Registration Register Here

The registration fee is £300 before July 18th, rising to £350 after this date. By registering for Research Through Design 2013 you are also automatically registered for DPPI 2013, which is collocated with Research Through Design this year.  Register via the button to the right.

Please note: the deadline for registrations is Friday 23rd August

Accommodation Information 

We have secured a special conference rate with Encore Newcastle Gateshead [located right by the BALTIC]
The conference special offer is for single occupancy in a double room with breakfast for £60 per night – authors and delegates please contact us for the offer code following your registration at the conference and book directly with the hotel. This deal is subject to availability and can be booked by ringing +44 (0)191 481 3600 or emailing once you have the code from us.

Student Halls
There is accommodation available in Northumbria University Student Halls during the summer months. Winn Studios or New Bridge Street halls are the newest and closest to the Baltic/Quayside. Winn Studios for example provides a self-catered room with ensuite and breakfast basics for £35 a night. To book please contact the Events Team regarding accommodation by emailing or by calling +44 (0)191 227 4499. Please note the university has limited availability in Winn Studios and New Bridge Street so early booking is suggested.

Important Submission Dates
Final Paper Submission - 7th July, 2013
Artefact Arrival Date - 5th August, 2013

For general conference enquiries please email  

Additional information oncan be found at

Date posted: February 1, 2013