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Call for Papers: Design for play, fun, tension Designing artefacts for playful action

Open Call for paper for this year's german society of design history's conference. The Application Deadline is 30.03.2022 (Call is in german)


Application Deadline
Conference Date
1. and 2.07.2022

Man as homo ludens is by no means a phenomenon of modern times. The term was first coined in 1938 by Johan Huizinga. However, the Dutch cultural historian describes play as a basic element of human culture, as a form of activity through which cultural systems have always developed and been consolidated. Play is part of human nature, a constant in the history of mankind. But how we play and with what shows a lot about our respective culture and the temporarily prevailing ideas.

Full Call (german)