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Oct 3, 2023 - Oct 9, 2023
8:06am - 4:06pm
About the event
The UG Design Summit will facilitate the showcasing of design outputs from Africa. It is also hinged on a successful Kampala International Design Conference (KIDEC) which was held in Kampala from 21st -24th July 2015.
UG Design Summit intends to offer a broad exchange of ideas by academia, design researchers and practitioners, and stakeholders from a variety of perspectives, disciplines, and fields across Africa and beyond.
Under the theme: “Weaving an Afrikan Design Mat”, the summit enables us to share design experiences and innovations woven by our diverse cultures, to gain a better understanding of this world and how we as human beings are woven into it through design inputs and design outputs, provides another opportunity for Afrika to showcase its design-driven warp and weft pattern of creative threads through Paper presentations, Keynote speakers, Exhibition and the Design fireplace (Ekyoto) for debating in a forensic manner some key topics that affect design research in Afrika.
“Target: The summit will host scholars and designers from different industries including Advertising, Fashion, Interior, Photography, Illustrators and Animators, Product design, craft practice, Engineers, Technology, Ceramicists, Jewellery, Architecture, and Weaving among others. The four-day event is intended to explore design-driven tracks with a goal to spark conversation on design matters, inspire students, and educate professionals among others, with the intent to add a block on the development of Africa Design Identity (ADI) in the global arena.
- Material innovations
- Design and environment
- Culture, identity and design
- User Experience Design
- Design and future technology
- Design and conflict resolutions
- Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics (STEAM) for novelties & Design Education
- Abstracts of 250-300 words *Clearly indicate whether oral or poster presentation;
- Abstracts should be in one continuous paragraph and include up to 6 keywords for online indexing;
- Abstracts should include the names of the author(s), affiliations, postal, email and telephone contacts, with the corresponding author indicated in a footnote;
- The full paper should be 3000-8000 words (6-16 pages) prepared in Times New Roman, size 12 font, with spacing of 1.5 and in editable text format;
- All references cited in the papers should follow the APA 7th Edition Citation Style.
Abstracts and full papers should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed.
- All presented papers will be published in the conference booklet
- Proceedings will also be placed in an open-access online conference archive.
East African participants
East Africa students (Kenya, Rwanda, S. Sudan, Tanzania, Burundi, DRC)
Local students (Non-KYU students)
Intends to showcase design innovations from both students and companies. This exhibition will provide an excellent opportunity for networking, learning, getting inspired and business propositions.
|Exhibitors (Local and International)||277,400/-||$78|
|Kyambogo University Students||FREE|
|Students from other Universities||76,000/-||$20|
|Exhibition registration deadline||28th July 2023|
|Local students (Non-KYU students)||102,600/-||$27|
DESIGN FIREPLACE (EKYOTO)
Ekyoto is an evening design discussion intended to interrogate in a forensic manner some key issues that affect design research in Africa. The presenters will be distinguished key players in the design community.
The colloquium will be a unique opportunity for young researchers, PhD and Masters students to discuss research questions and ideas with experienced researchers, and practitioners, in order to facilitate their research effort. The session will be conducted by DRAW (Design Research Activities Workgroup).
Accommodation options with proximity to the university will be available at a weekly rate of USD 200 – USD 300. More information will be available on request.
Students registered for a colloquium
The first 20 registered students for the colloquium will be accommodated in subsidized Kyambogo University International student guest houses.
KYU STUDENT GUEST HOUSES
UGX – 57,000/-
UGX – 30,400/-
USD – $8
Deadline for submission of abstracts is
18th June 2023
Notification of acceptance
30th July 2023
Deadline for full paper submissions is
28th June 2023
Early registration (20% discount)
30th May 2023
Normal registration deadline
25th August 2023
Late registration (20% more)
31st August 2023
3th – 6th October 2023
Pay: Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited
Through: USD Account Number 04096521
Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas New York, NY
Swift Code: BKTRUS33 ABA: 021001033 Kyambogo University Branch
Kyambogo University United States Dollar
Account SWIFT Code: SBICUGKX
Dr. Mutungi Emmanuel
Dean, School of Art & Industrial Design
Prof. Kwesiga Phillip
Chair, Dept. Industrial Design
Dr. Sserunjogi Patrick
Chair, Dept. Visual Communication
+256 752 648 178
Dr. Kekimuri Joan
Chair, Dept. Fine Art
Dr. Tusiime Wycliff
Communication & Logistics
+256 702 064621