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ViLD annual meeting 2020  invitation

ViLD ANNUAL MEETING 2020: Design Revelations - Visual practices that challenge and reveal

We invite you to engage in a ‘visual take’ on questions, opportunities and challenges related to DESIGN. Our annual meeting provides an opportunity for lively exchange between professionals and researchers who share a common interest in exploring the potential of visual knowledge generation.


12.11.2020 kl. 09.00 - 16.00


The concept of design is employed in many diverse contexts beyond its origin in industrial design, e.g., learning design, digital design, communication design and research design. Aspirations for personal and societal growth are often connected to notions of creative and innovative design – including design as a mode of thinking. Accordingly, ViLD is keen to explore how a visual approach to design can reveal and challenge habitual thinking that sustains inequality and to promote material and social design activities that encourage critical thinking and personal empowerment. 

Following ViLD’s tradition, the annual meeting offers explorative workshops, project-sharing experiences presented by partners and a distinguished invited keynote speaker. NEW! This year’s programme features a PhD track. Presenting PhD students earn one credit point (ECTS).

This year, our conversations will address:

  • The role played by visual means in designing activities
  • How questions are posed to set problems and what different design concepts have to offer
  • How visual and material practices construct lived lives, e.g., a home, urban environment or place
  • Whether design is a constructive mode for comprehending technology or needs to be hacked
  • How sensitive, ethical environments are achieved through design education

We invite you to participate in these and many more discussions on visual design.

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9.00–9.30: Arrival and coffee

9.30–9.35: Welcome. Bo Nielson, University College Copenhagen, ViLD partner

9.35–9.45: Introductory thoughts on visual design for learning. Director of ViLD, Mie Buhl, Aalborg University

9.45–10.05: How to be ViLD – pitches of ongoing projects in partner institutions (five minutes each)

10.05–10.20: Coffee

10.20–12.00: Workshops 

12.00–13.00: Lunch

13.00–14.30 Workshops 

14.30–14.45: Coffee

14.45–15.30: Keynote TBA

15.30–16.00: Panel TBA

16.00: See you next year!

After event:

16.00–17.30: Networking. Launch of a special ”Praksisfaglighed” issue of Unge Pædagoger (more information to come) 


Workshop 1: Stepping into Knowledge: Inspiration & Understanding through Virtual Reality / The Animation Workshop

Workshop 2: Hacking the Design Concept in Technology Comprehension / University College Lillebaelt (UCL), Aalborg University (AAU)

Workshop 3: Reflections on HOME through Visual Thinking and Research / University College Copenhagen

Workshop 4: Design Exploration Unfolded in an Ethical and Sensitive Environment / The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation (KDAK)

Workshop 5: PhD Track: Design School Kolding, Aalborg University

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The conference is easy to access by bike, car, train or plane and is located in the southwestern part of Copenhagen.


We plan to hold our annual meeting at the physical location in Copenhagen, and we will, of course, observe all precautions. If participants inside or outside Denmark are unable to attend, we will find a virtual solution.

ViLD will take place in some format – no matter what. So be happy to join!

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250.00 Dkr (coffee and lunch included)


ViLD - Research Center: Visual Studies and Learning Design


University College Copenhagen, Campus Carlsberg Humletorvet 3 1799 Copenhagen W

Tilmelding inden

01.11.2020 kl. 12.00

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