International Journal of Art and Design Education iJADE and NSEAD research conference, 2017

International Journal of Art and Design Education iJADE and NSEAD research conference, 2017

iJADE Conference 2017
Art and Design as Agent for Change
National College for Art and Design (NCAD), Dublin,
Friday 17th & Saturday 18th November

Call for Papers

This year’s conference will be held in the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, with the theme of art and design as agent for change. Social justice has become a growing focus for many educators and practitioners in the visual arts, and the idea of art and design having agency in the process of social change has gained traction. This year’s iJADE conference addresses this agency in the context of art and design and education, and invites papers that investigate this topic from a variety of angles. The following may serve as a guide for intending speakers:

  • The state of the arts
  • Curriculum as agent for change
  • Teacher as agent for change
  • Artist-teacher activist
  • Transformative pedagogy in the 21st century
  • Continuing professional development as change
  • Sustainable design in a circular economy
  • Future proofing art education
  • Widening participation access to art education
  • Social entrepreneurship and design thinking
  • Gallery as a critical space for learning
  • Education though art as social cohesion
  • Socially engaged art and design practices
  • Social change through design
  • Designing as agency
  • Community education through the arts
  • Histories of change in art, craft and design education
  • Health and wellbeing through education in the arts
  • Art as a transformative practice
  • Disability and the arts as agents of change
  • Early childhood education and the arts
  • Social media and social change
  • Technological change and social change
  • Educational change and social change
  • The possibilities of social agency through the arts
  • Space/place as an agent in social change
  • Art and citizenship
  • Craft practice as emancipation
  • Politics of change through the arts
  • Young people and social engagement through the arts
  • Contemporary community art practices
  • Community crafts
  • Community education through art
  • Arts and political reactionThe arts and displacement/diaspora
  • The arts and displacement/diaspora

To submit an abstract, maximum 100 words, email:
Deadline: For the standard registration rate, please send your abstract no later than 30 September 2017.

Registration and Fees

Standard Registration (from 1st August):

  • Standard: £280
  • NSEAD members: £240
  • Student, retired and unwaged: £100 (the student fee is subject to registration and employment status – please apply for the reduced fee by sending a request to

Please note that the discount code for student, retired and unwaged guests should only be applied against the standard rate of £280. The discount code should not be applied against the NSEAD rate as this is already discounted.

You can also optionally purchase attendance at the conference dinner. See this link

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