EcoDesign 2017.
7th International Conference. Theme: Japanese design
Monitoring global ecological problems
by means of media and graphic design

Saint-Petersburg State Polytechnical University

About

Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University
invites to take part in 7-th International Conference

ECODESIGN-2017
Theme:  Japanese design

www.ecodesign.spbstu.ru
Saint-Petersburg, Russia. May 25-26, 2017

CONFERENCE INCLUDES


−    plenary and sectional sessions, master classes, roundtables;
−    international student competition: media design, photography, poster, expodesign;
−    exhibitions.

AIMS OF THE CONFERENCE:


−    attract attention to the challenges of environment and ecological safety through design;
−    demonstrate the possibilities of design in developing ecological culture, perception and awareness;
−    discuss the humanistic and social aspects of design

ORGANIZERS


PETER THE GREAT ST. PETERSBURG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY: www.spbstu.ru
RUSSIAN DESIGN UNION: www.design-union.ru
ST.PETERSBURG ECOLOGICAL UNION: www.ecounion.ru
CUMULUS ASSOSIATION www.cumulusassociation.org
CONSULATE-GENERAL of JAPAN: www.st-petersburg.ru.emb-japan.go.jp
STATE RUSSIAN MUSEUM: www.rusmuseum.ru
THE STATE PETERHOF MUSEUM RESERVE www.peterhofmuseum.ru
PROTECTION BARRIER COMPLEX OF ST. PETERSBURG AGAINSTS FLOODS www.dambaspb.ru
ST.PETERSBURG PUBLIC FOUNDATION TO PROMOTE CULTURE AND EDUCATION www.ofko.spb.ru

KEY ISSUES


−    Human-ecology-design
−    Ecological education as a way to solve ecological problems
−    Creation of ecological awareness and culture by means of design
−    Ecodesign as a way to promote new ideas in ecological society
−    Media and graphic design in context of contemporary design culture
−    Ecology in information space

PROPOSED INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE


•    CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS:
Andrey I. Rudskoy, rector, SPbSPU
Kazuo Tanaka, chairman, GK Design Group, member of ICSID executive board
Vladimir Gusev, director, State Russian Museum
Juriy Nazarov, president, Russian Design Union
•    PROGRAM COMMITTEE:
Vladimir Ivanov, SPbSPU, Russia
Dmitriy Arseniev, vice-rector, SPbPU, Russia
Luisa Colina, president, CUMULUS
Eija Salmi, Aalto University, School of Art, Design and Architecture, Finland
Anne Schoonbrodt, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Melody Weiler, Ringling College of Art and Design, USA
Sergey Serov, High Academic School of Graphic Design, Russia
Oleg Veklenko, Kharkov State Academy of Arts, Ukraine
Aleksejs Naumovs, Art Academy of Latvia, Latvia
Lylian Meister, Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonia
Andrew Wathey, Northumbria University, UK
Michael Scott, Glyndŵr University, UK
Paul Curran, Сity University London, UK
Rudolfo Quintas, Universidade Aberta, Portugal
Louise Connolly, Teesside University, UK

PARTICIPANTS


GK GROUP    Japan
Ecole de Communication Visuelle    Paris, Bordeaux, France
l’École de design Nantes Atlantique    Nantes, France
Institute of Applied Science and Art    Hildesheim, Germany
Kymenlaakso University of Applied Science    Kouvola, Finland
Aalto University, School of Art, Design and Architecture    Helsinki, Finland
Metropolia University of Applied Sciences    Helsinki, Finland
Tokyo University    Tokyo, Japan
Chiba University    Tokyo, Japan
Politecnico di Milano    Milan, Italy
Southampton Solent University    United Kingdom
Shizuoka University of Art and Culture    Shizuoka, Japan
Film School of Lodz    Lodz, Poland
Ringling College of Art and Design    Sarasota, USA
Boston University, College of Communication, Journalism Department    Boston, USA
Art Academy of Latvia    Riga, Latvia
Vilnius Academy of Fine Art    Vilnius, Lithuania
Estonian Academy of Arts    Tallinn, Estonia
Kharkov State Academy of Arts    Ukraine
Humanities Institute, Siberian Federal University    Russia
Higher Academic School of Graphic Design    Moscow, Russia
Saint-Petersburg State University of Culture and arts    Russia
Saint-Petersburg State Artistic Industrial Academy    Russia
Saint-Petersburg State University    Russia
Saint-Petersburg State Polytechnical University    Russia
Saint-Petersburg State University of Informatics, Mechanics and Optics    Russia
Saint-Petersburg State University of Cinema and Television    Russia
Saint-Petersburg State University of Technology and Design    Russia
Saint-Petersburg Institute of Business, Television and Design    Russia
Saint-Petersburg Institute of Business, Television and Design    Russia
St.Petersburg Ecological Union    Russia
Russian Design Union    Russia
Children's design center of St. Petersburg Youth Arts Palace    Russia

OFFICIAL LANGUAGES


The official languages are Russian and English.

IMPORTANT DATES


•    FULL PAPERS:
March 15th 2017: paper submission deadline;
April 12th 2017: Registration deadline;
•    

STUDENT COMPETITION:


April 12th 2017: student competition works submission deadline;
Conference: May 25-26st 2017.

STUDENT COMPETITION
Participation in student competition is free of charge.
Student competition is devoted to theme of sustainable development of cities and is held in 4 nominations:
−    Media design
−    Photography
−    Poster
−    Expodesign
Please refer to infopack to see presentation and submission formats.
Competition’s jury is formed from the participating universities’ representatives.
Final competition will be held during the days of conference.
Works for the competition are accepted in electronic format though the conference’s web site: www.ecodesign.spbstu.ru

CONTACTS


•    CHAIRMAN OF THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
professor DSc, Vladimir M. Ivanov
Head of Engineering Graphics and Design Department
SPbSPU
e-mail: ivm@imop.spbstu.ru
phone/fax: +7 812 5341385
•    SECRETARY
Maria Mitrofanova
e-mail: informatika@imop.spbstu.ru
phone/fax: +7 812 5341385, +7 812 6066230
•    OFFICIAL POSTAL ADDRESS
Ecodesign2015 Organizing Committee
St. Petersburg Polytechnical University SPbPU
room 518, Grazhdansky pr., 28 Saint Petersburg, Russia 195220