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Designing for Play in New Nordic Childhood

BIN-Norden Conference 21-23 October 2020

Praktisk information

Dato

Onsdag d. 21.10.2020 -
Fredag d. 23.10.2020

Sted

Contact

Contact the conference team at Binconference2020@dskd.dk

About the conference

The recognition of the importance of play in childhood is deeply rooted in the Nordic research on child culture. At the same time, it is increasingly difficult to maintain the advocacy for play only driven by the participants without adult facilitation.

Designing for Play in New Nordic Childhood will explore how it is possible to design for play and initiating a discussion on how we can insist on the qualities of play from the perspective of the participants.

The BIN Norden 2020 Conference takes place in collaboration with Design School Kolding, Copenhagen University College, LEGO House and Billund Kommune. The research conference day 1-2 will be held in Lego House Billund and the Copenhagen University College will host the open conference day 3.

The conference is aimed at researchers, educators and others with an interest in design, play, education, and child culture research. Students with relevant research projects are also encouraged to submit contributions to the conference.

The aim of the Nordic conference is to strengthen the Nordic community on child culture research and promote the formation of a Nordic network of researchers bringing child culture research and design research together.

Important dates

March 15 2020: Abstract for papers submission deadline

April 15 2020: Panels, Workshops and abstracts for Demos & Art submission deadline

June 2020: Acceptance announcements

21-23 October 2020: Conference

Call for Participation: Abstracts, Panels, Workshops, and Demos & Art

With the conference we wish to initiate a discussion of design for play that take as a starting point the existing conditions for children’s play in present-day society.

We invite proposals for panels related to the overall theme of the conference. A panel will consist of three people, as well as a chair.

Workshops are an opportunity to create a session where relation to the practice of playfulness becomes apparent.We invite workshops related to the overall theme of the conference. Workshops provide a forum for in-depth discussions, resource exchange and networking related to specific topics.

Demos and Art Installations are solutions for play design. The purpose of the Demos and Art Installations is to share hands-on experiences and promote and provoke debate of innovative designs that are relevant for children in one way or another. We welcome interesting demo and art installations such as prototypes, devices, systems, games, videos and performances.

The conference is aimed at researchers, educators and others with an interest in design, play, education, and child culture research. Students with relevant research projects are also encouraged to submit contributions to the conference.

The aim of the Nordic conference is to strengthen the Nordic community on child culture research and promote the formation of a Nordic network of researchers bringing child culture research and design research together.

Keynote speakers

PROFESSOR TILDE BEKKER

Professor of Digital Technologies for Playfulness and Motivation, Industrial Design
Eindhoven University of Technology

Keynote: Designing the Future of Childhoods

Professor Paul Ramchandani

LEGO Professor of Play in Education
Development and Learning, University of Cambridge

Keynote: The importance of early play for children’s socio-emotional health

Professor Maria Øksnes

Section for Pedagogy, Department of Teacher Education, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Keynote: Play as provocation

Wendy Russell

Researcher and Consultant on children’s play and playwork.

Keynote: What’s so free about free play?
Exploring designing for play through the histories and narratives of children’s rights and playwork in the UK

Programme

The full programme will be announced in April 2020.

Registration

Conference day 1-2 will take place at LEGO House in Billund, Denmark

Open conference day 3 will take place at University College Copenhagen

Get your ticket (available December 2019)

Accommodation (available December 2019)

Contact the conference team at Binconference2020@dskd.dk

Team

Helle Marie Skovbjerg

Professor, PhD / Design for Play
Design School Kolding

BIN Norden Chairman

Niels-Peder Osmondsen

Head of Implementation, Playful Learning Research & Consultant, Future Classroom Lab
University College, Campus Carlsberg

BIN Norden Chairman

Pia Schytz

Senior Designer / Design for Play
Design School Kolding

Mathias Poulsen

Research Assistant / Design for Play
Design School Kolding

Keila Zarl Perez Quinones

Research Assistant / Design for Play
Design School Kolding

Carsten Jessen

Emeritus at Centre for Teaching Development and Digital Media
Aarhus University

Henrik Tarp Vang

IT Consultant
Københavns Professionshøjskole

Emilie Bech Jespersen

Student worker / Design for Play
Design School Kolding